Get organised!

Click here and add our event to your calendar!


Symposium Structure and Program

Click here to download the conference program

Scientific Sessions

The meeting will begin Sunday evening with a welcome reception. The location of the reception will be announced later.

The scientific program will take place Monday through Friday with morning and afternoon oral sessions. Each day will start with a 45-minutes talk given by a keynote speaker. Oral contributions will be scheduled in 15-minute time slots and we strongly encourage a presentation of no more than 12 minutes to allow questions from the audience during the remaining three minutes. The time limits will be strictly enforced to ensure a smooth running of the conference.

There will be a dedicated poster session on Tuesday afternoon, including a reception with snacks and drinks, but posters will also be displayed during the whole week and can be discussed during lunch and coffee breaks.

Social Events

On Sunday afternoon, a welcome and icebreaker reception will be given to a place which will be announced in due time.

On Tuesday afternoon, there will be the official poster session of the conference which will include snacks and drinks.

On Wednesday, there will be no scientific program but a day-excursion instead.

The symposium dinner will take place on Thursday evening. A traditional event of the Meiofauna Conferences, is the raffle, which takes place during the dinner. Participants are invited to bring a nice souvenir from their country, university or institute (mugs, t-shirts, local drinks, anything really) and donate them to the raffle. During the dinner, guests have the chance to participate in the raffle and win one or more of the souvenirs. Funds raised by the raffle provide income to the Swedmark Fund which, through a number of Swedmark Travel Awards, support students to attend the conference. During the gala dinner, a fun event is the traditional limerick contest, in which all participants are invited to take place. For a definition and the rules that govern limericks have a look here. A small collection of limericks composed at the last conference in Seoul can be found in Psammonalia No. 160. which can be found here.