Conference 2013 -
Micropalaeontology and the IODP: Past, Present and Future Applications
Monday 18th - Tuesday 19th
The Natural History Museum, London
Abstract book is availible to download here
The TMS are delighted to announce this year's AGM conference
will be hosted by the Earth Sciences Department at the Natural History
Museum, London. In addition to an IODP-related theme on day 1, and open
talks on micropalaeontology on day 2, there will be posters sessions,
tours of the NHM's micropalaeontology collections, and a conference
The theme for this year's event is "Micropalaeontology
and the IODP: past, present and future applications". The IODP is the
most important multinational interdisciplinary project in the earth
sciences and micropalaeontology has always played a key role within it.
Invited talks will look at the range of micropalaeontology carried out
within the IODP, how this contributes to the project and some of the
future challenges. Day 1 of the event will include keynote lectures on
IODP micropalaeontology-related research and the future IODP 10-year
science plan, and an awards ceremony followed by drinks reception. Day
2 will include open sessions of short (c. 15 minute) talks and
dedicated poster sessions. These sessions are open to any topic related
to micropalaeontology. Further details regarding the conference
schedule, keynote speakers and logistics is provided below.
conference will take place at The Natural History Museum, London.
Keynote lectures, and oral presentations will take place in the
museum’s Flett Theatre, whilst all poster presentations will take place
in the Flett Lobby. Light refreshments (tea/coffee and evening drinks
reception) will also take place in the Flett Lobby.
is located a c. 5 minute walk from the South Kensington underground
station (on the Piccadilly/District/Circle lines). Directions to the
museum from the underground station can be found here. Upon arrival at
the Museum, locate the Exhibition Road side entrance (see link for map
information), not the main entrance on Cromwell Road. Once you’ve
entered the building from Exhibition Road, there will be signposts
directing you to the conference.
Please download the conference schedule here.
that lunch is not provided as part of the conference package during the
two day event. There are a number cafes and restaurants located within
the museum, with further information available here.
In addition, there are numerous cafes located within a 5minutes walking
distance from the museum, located along Exhibition Road (south) near
South Kensington underground station.
18th November: IODP Symposium and Society AGM
registration opens with tea and coffee from 11.30am-1pm. During this
time, participants will also have the opportunity to take a tour of the
micropalaeontology collections housed within the Department of Earth
Sciences at the Natural History Museum. Further details of these tours
will be emailed to delegates prior to the event.
The conference itself will begin in the Flett Theatre at 1pm, with be a series of invited lectures focussed on the conference theme of "Micropalaeontology and the IODP: Past, Present and Future applications". Invited talks by Xavier Crosta, Anne de Vernal, Tom Dunkley-Jones, Heiko Pälike and Bridget Wade
will take place 1-4pm. This will be followed by brief TMS society
business with the presentation of awards and medals. A drinks reception
will then take place in the Flett Lobby for all delegates, kindly
sponsored by Petrostrat.
During the drinks reception the first poster session will take place,
with posters on display in the Flett Lobby. After the drinks reception,
delegates will head towards Gloucester Road for the conference dinner,
being held at Med Kitchen. The evening meal is kindly sponsored by Neftex. This is a ticketed event. Further information will be sent direct to delegates who have signed up for the meal.
19th November: Open Talks and Poster Session
second day's activities will begin at 9am and end at 3pm. The day will
consist of an open session of short (c. 15 minute) talks on any topic
related to micropalaeontology, with a second poster session at
10.30-11.30, during which tea/coffee will be provided. The talks
will continue until c. 3pm, after which the meeting will close.
note that the conference is now scheduled to finish at 3pm on Tuesday
19th November, rather than 1pm as originally planned. This is a
confirmed extension to the conference schedule
selection of local hotels/hostels is provided below to assist you with
your accommodation requirements. The list is not exhaustive and there
is a wide variety of accommodation for all price ranges available in
and around South Kensington. Therefore delegates are encouraged to look
into alternative hotel options due to the deals regularly
YHA Earls Court
38 Bolton Gardens, Earl's Court, London, SW5 0AQ
T: 0845 371 9114
Dormitory beds from £17, rooms from £70
EasyHotel South Kensington
14 Lexham Gardens, Kensington, London, W8 5JE http://www.easyhotel.com/hotels/london_south_kensington.html
Rooms from £49 (per person per night)
London Vicarage Hotel
10 Vicarage Gate, Kensington, London, W8 4AG
Rooms from £65 (per room, per night)
The Villa Kensington Hotel
10-11 Ashburn Gardens, London, SW7 4DG
Rooms from £81 (per person per night)
***CONFERENCE REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED***
you have any conference-related questions please contact one of the
event convenors, Tom Hill, Stephen Stukins or Giles Miller (firstname.lastname@example.org).