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BSG Annual Meeting 2018


Aberystwyth University, Wales, UK
10 Sep 2018 to 12 Sep 2018
Stephen Tooth, Aberystwyth University
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Call for abstracts opens: June 2018

Abstract deadline: 15th July 2018

Registration opens: June 2018

Early-bird Registration closes: 31st July 2018

Notification of acceptance: July 22nd 2018


This year's Annual Meeting (‘conference’) of the British Society for Geomorphology (BSG) will be held at Aberystwyth University from Monday 10th to Wednesday 12th September 2018.

The call for abstracts and conference registration is now open.

For abstract submission, please complete the online form, available at: https://www.aber.ac.uk/en/dges/outreach/abstract-submission-bsg2018/

To register for the conference please visit the registration website: https://shop.aber.ac.uk/product-catalogue/cyrsiau-cynadleddau-a-gweithdai-courses-conferences-workshops/bsg-conference-2018 

The costs of full registration for the conference are:

 - Early bird BSG Full Member rate £280

 - Early bird BSG student member/PhD postgraduate member/springboard/unwaged or retired rate £140

 - Early bird non-member rate £340

Full conference registration provides access to timetabled activities on the 10th, 11th and 12th September, including icebreaker, conference dinner, morning and afternoon refreshments and lunches.

Tiered day rates are also available (for details, please visit the registration website): https://shop.aber.ac.uk/product-catalogue/cyrsiau-cynadleddau-a-gweithdai-courses-conferences-workshops/bsg-conference-2018/registration/day-registration

Bed and Breakfast accommodation is available on campus at a cost of ~£40 per night (available on the registration website): https://shop.aber.ac.uk/product-catalogue/cyrsiau-cynadleddau-a-gweithdai-courses-conferences-workshops/bsg-conference-2018/accommodation

In line with recent Annual Meetings, the conference is unthemed, and contributions on any aspects of geomorphology are welcome. Nevertheless, a subtheme underpinning many of the conference activities will be ‘communicating geomorphology’, whether this be through traditional scholarly activities to academic audiences or through the use of other approaches and activities to engage a wider, non-academic cross-section of society. Key highlights will include:

 - optional early career researcher workshops (early afternoon of Monday 10th September) – details to be announced soon.

 - Frost Lecture (to be given by John Lewin).

 - single sessions only (no parallel sessions).

 - ‘rapid fire’ poster introductions and dedicated poster session.

 - keynote addresses by this year’s BSG award winners, including the: David Linton Award (Hervé Piegay), Gordon Warwick Award (Larissa Naylor), Dick Chorley Award (Edwin Baynes), Wiley Award (Bradley Johnson), and Marjorie Sweeting Award (Natasha Wallum – TBC).

 - a live streamed panel debate on communicating geomorphology in academic and non-academic contexts (panelists to include Mary Bourke, Tim Ralph, Emma Shuttleworth, Dewi Roberts, Julian Ruddock, and a representative from the newly established Professional Geomorphology and Practice Sub-Committee).

QRA logo - an optional post-conference field trip (Thursday 13th to Friday 14th September) to uplands, valleys and coastline in mid Wales – co-sponsored by the Quaternary Research Association (QRA), with a subtheme of ‘communicating geoscience (geomorphology and Quaternary science)’.  QRA members are welcome to attend the preceding BSG conference at cost, but may just wish to register for the field trip.  Places are likely to be limited to 25 on a first come, first served basis, so early booking is recommended.

To facilitate the planning of travel to/from Aberystwyth, conference packs will be available from approximately noon onwards on Monday 10th September.  The early career sessions will run from approximately 1.00-3.30 pm, and the conference will open at approximately 4 pm. The ice breaker will take place on the evening of Monday 10th and the conference dinner will take place on the evening of Tuesday 11th. The conference will close on the afternoon of Wednesday 12th September. An optional field trip to the local Devil’s Bridge waterfalls will take place on Wednesday evening, and the optional mid Wales fieldtrip will run on Thursday 13th and Friday 14th, returning to Aberystwyth late Friday afternoon. Those attending the mid Wales field trip will need to book accommodation on Wednesday night to facilitate a 9 am departure on Thursday.

Please direct any questions about the conference to [email protected] or flag via twitter #bsg2018