TMS AGM 2012
and Warm Worlds Symposium Sunday
11th - Tuesday 13th November 2012
The British Geological Survey, Keyworth, Nottingham
Please note that all attendees must pre-register by 31st October 2012***
third meeting circular is now available to download
(pdf 4.2Mb), including an update talks programme,
poster sizes, talk times and general logistics. Please note that
the registration/abstract submission deadlines have been extended until
the end of October.
TMS are delighted to announce that,
in a change from the
traditional one day AGM meeting, we will be holding a two day
conference at the British Geological Survey, Keyworth, Nottingham.
There will also be additional optional activities such as a pre-meeting
field excursion and conference meal during our time in Nottingham.
The event will include guest lectures from both academia and
In addition, open sessions are scheduled for short (c. 10 minute) talks
as well as a poster session on any topic related to micropalaeontology.
We therefore encourage participants wishing to attend to also submit
abstracts for the oral and/or poster sessions. Further details are
provided in the relevant sections below. Alternatively, please download
our Event Poster (pdf 3MB)
and/or Event Flyer (pdf
3MB). If you have any questions relating to the conference please
contact one of the event convenors, Jim
Riding or Sev Kender.
The 2012 TMS AGM is sponsored by the British Geological Survey and will
be held at their Keyworth headquarters in Nottingham, NG12 5GG, United
Kingdom. Further details regarding the location of the venue, including
transport options, can be found here.
Accommodation details are provided below.
11th November ? Field trip to Bradgate Park, Charnwood Forest
An optional pre-meeting field excursion is to run on Sunday 11th
November and will be led by Dr Jim Riding to Bradgate Park in Charnwood
Forest. The trip will provide participants with the opportunity to
examine Late Precambrian metasediments with an Ediacara biota (Charnia
etc.), intrusive igneous rocks and Quaternary glaciogenic sediments.
Minibuses will depart from central Nottingham at 09.30 and return at
around 18.00 h. A packed lunch will be provided and the cost of this
field trip will be £15.00 to cover travel and catering
12th November ? Warm Worlds Symposium and Society AGM
In the morning, participants will have the opportunity to take a tour
of the recently refurbished BGS Environmental Science Centre, including
the ?Geological Walk? and a visit to the BGS core store
commencing at 10.30 h. The start of the conference itself will take
place at 12.30 h with a buffet lunch in the foyer of the reception
building of the BGS. There will then be a series of guest lectures on
the conference theme of ?Warm Worlds? from Alan Haywood,
Emanuela Mattioli, Jennifer Pike, Jörg Pross and Andy Purvis
(further details to follow). This will be followed by brief society
business comprising officers reports and presentation of awards and
medals. After a drinks reception (17.30 h and 18.45 h), a coach will
transport participants to the Petit Paris restaurant
in central Nottingham for the conference dinner. The cost for the
conference dinner is £15 per person (and must be paid in advance).
13th November ? Keynote Industrial Lecture, Open Talks and Poster
The final day?s activities will begin at 09.30 h (a coach will be
available to collect participants from Nottingham City Centre at 08.30
h). The morning will begin with a keynote lecture by a speaker from the
hydrocarbon industry, followed by an open session of short (c. 10
minute) talks on any topic related to micropalaeontology. There will
also be a dedicated poster session. We welcome abstracts from across
the discipline, including (but not limited to) biostratigraphy,
palaeoecology, palaeobiology, palaeoceanography, palaeolimnology,
palaeoclimatology, molecular evolution and systematics. We particularly
encourage talks and posters from doctoral students and early career
scientists. There will be a buffet lunch in the foyer of the reception
building (13.00 h), after which the meeting will close.
Nottingham has a wide variety of accommodation options available to
choose from. The conference organisers have however reserved a number
of rooms (at a discounted rate) at the Rutland Square Hotel,
St James Street, Nottingham, NG9 7BA (tel. (+44)115 941 1114). Further
accommodation options will be provided in the near future.
Attendance to the conference is free for TMS members and only costs
£20 for non-members. You must register to ensure your place on
this conference as there is a 150 person limit on participant numbers.
There are additional costs for the optional field trip and conference
dinner (£15 each). These must be paid in advance during
registration to ensure your place is reserved for the respective
events. If you wish to register, please fill out the registration form (.doc
50kB), which contains the payment options, and then send it by standard
post or email to Dr
Jim Riding or Dr Sev Kender.
Please note that if you choose to pay by credit/debit card and submit
the registration form by email, it must contain an electronic
signature. The deadline for
registration is 31st October 2012.
If you wish
to submit an abstract for an oral presentation or poster, please
also complete the abstract
submission form (.doc 30kB) and send it to either Jim or Sev. The
abstract submission form contains information on the abstract