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The Micropalaeontological Society Annual Conference 2018, 13-15 November 2018, Leeds

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Keep up to date with conference news by following @MicropalaeoSoc and @NHM_Micropalaeo on twitter, and use #TMSoc2018 for updates during the event! Alternatively join the TMSoc Facebook page

Introduction

The TMSoc are delighted to announce this year’s annual conference will be hosted by the School of Earth and Environment, University of Leeds. The conference is open to all aspects of micropalaeontology, providing delegates the opportunity to give either oral or poster presentations on their research.

Day 1: the conference Symposium theme is ‘Microfossil insights into greenhouse worlds’ ’and will include presentations on the applications of micropalaeontology to various aspects of our understanding of greenhouse periods spanning the geologic record from the early Palaeozoic through to the Neogene. The Symposium will be followed by the Society’s Annual General Meeting (AGM), the presentation of Society Awards, a drinks reception and the day will end with the optional conference meal.

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 will be added to the website https://www.tmsoc.org/ in due course.

The annual TMSoc conference particularly encourages postgraduate students and early career researchers to take part, with awards for the best oral and poster sessions available for those early in the micropalaeontology careers. In addition, the TMSoc has a dedicated Annual Conference Travel Bursary for postgrads and ECRs, information of this can be found here.

Please direct all event enquires to TMSLeeds2018@gmail.com

Registration, fee payments and abstract submission
Please register and pay for conference fees here:Registration FormPay via PayPal

If registering for an oral or poster presentation please send your completed abstract to TMSLeeds2018@gmail.com

Registration fee includes abstracts booklet, tea and coffee. Please note that lunch is not provided, restaurants and café facilities are available near The Town Hall and a list of suitable venues will be provided during the conference.

The conference dinner is scheduled to take place on the evening of Wednesday 14th November at the Royal Armouries A vegetarian option will be available. Please ensure you notify us when registering (using the above link) if you have any specific dietary requirements.

Venue
The conference will take place at Leeds Town Hall, Leeds. Keynote lectures, and oral presentations will take place in the Sullivan Room, whilst all poster presentations will take place in the space outside the Sullivan Room. Light refreshments (tea/coffee and evening drinks reception) will also take place in the where the posters will be displayed. Leeds Town Hall is located ~ 8 minute walk from the Leeds train station. Upon arrival at the Town Hall, please enter at the main entrance, which is located on Calverley Street.
Schedule

Please note that lunch is not provided as part of the conference package during the two-day event. There are a number cafes and restaurants located in the area surrounding the Town Hall.

Wednesday 14th November: Symposium, AGM, drinks reception and conference dinner

The conference Symposium theme is ‘Microfossil insights into greenhouse worlds’ ’and will include presentations on the applications of micropalaeontology to various aspects of our understanding of greenhouse periods spanning the geologic record from the early Palaeozoic through to the Neogene. The Symposium will be followed by the Society’s Annual General Meeting (AGM), the presentation of Society Awards, a drinks reception and the day will end with the conference meal.

Thursday 15th November: Open talks and poster session

The second day 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 will be added to the website https://www.tmsoc.org/ in due course.

A more detailed schedule for the event will be released closer to the commencement of the conference. Please check back here closer to the time.

Accommodation

A selection of local hotels/hostels is provided below to assist you with your accommodation requirements (from more expensive at the top of the list to more affordable at the bottom). The list is not exhaustive and there is a wide variety of accommodation for all price ranges available in and around Leeds. Therefore delegates are encouraged to look into alternative hotel options due to the deals regularly updated/advertised.

Dakota Leeds

8 Russell St, Leeds LS1 5RN

0113 322 6261

http://leeds.dakotahotels.co.uk/rooms/?gclid=CjwKCAjw8uLcBRACEiwAaL6MSTZYRPN6V-Q48qsXsfidKXbr5C3_2dmBTF-zjYj614LTYrsYBL9oWhoC2rAQAvD_BwE

 

Radisson Blu Hotel, Leeds

No 1 The Light The Headrow LS1 8TL Leeds United Kingdom 

+44 113 236 6000

https://www.radissonblu.com/en/hotel-leeds?facilitator=BIGMOUTHMEDIAREZIDOR

 

ibis Leeds Centre Marlborough Street

23 Marlborough Street, Leeds, LS1 4PB, United Kingdom

https://www.accorhotels.com/gb/hotel-3652-ibis-leeds-centre-marlborough-street/index.shtml#origin=ibis

 

easyHOTEL Leeds

14-22 Lands Lane, Leeds, LS1 6LB, United Kingdom

https://www.easyhotel.com/hotels/united-kingdom/leeds/101984?gclid=CjwKCAjw8uLcBRACEiwAaL6MSaLViIVWgTWdkXB58PPco570WsYjC8bFkDKjInnSP0C5N2cX9EJkSxoCe_QQAvD_BwE

 

Art Hostel

83 Kirkgate, Leeds, LS2 7DJ

0113 345 3363

http://arthostel.org.uk/