Abstracts have to be submitted to (“Abstract submission” in the heading of the e-mail), along with the receipt of the payment of the registration fee. The deadline for abstract submission is 30th April 2018. Please find here the template for the abstract submission.

English will be the official language of the meeting and excursions. Please prepare your oral and poster presentations in English.


Oral presentations


Each session room is equipped with a PC, a digital projector, a laser pointer and a speaker microphone. You will not be able to use your own computer. No overhead projectors will be available and video projection is not guaranteed. In each room, speakers will find staff members for assistance.

Presentations should be created in MS Power Point (.ppt, .pptx). Presentations created in Apple’s Keynote should be converted into or saved in pdf format. Speakers are kindly asked to test their presentation during the uploading.

Speakers will have 15 minutes for their oral presentation including the following discussion. Please note that the duration given to the oral presentation includes also time for questions and discussion, e.g., a 15-minute talk should be 12 minutes of presentation + 3 minutes of discussion. Please organise your presentation accordingly.

Speakers must upload their presentation file to the PC in their scheduled session room, according to the following plan:

those presenting in the morning, must upload their file by 6:00 PM (18:00) of the previous day;

those presenting in the afternoon must upload their file by 12:00 AM on the day of their presentation.


Poster presentations


Posters will be displayed in the hall between the Main Hall and the 18th century courtyard as shown on the map of the Congress centre. Poster presenters are responsible for their own posters during the exhibition. The Congress Organization is not responsible for the posters.

Poster boards are in portrait format (236 cm [height] x 95 cm [width]). No larger posters will be exposed.

Each poster will have a specific number in the scientific program and must be placed in the corresponding board space.

Adhesive tape for mounting the poster on the board will be provided by staff members.

Posters will be on display for the whole duration of the congress. Author’s attendance times will be described in the general program. Presenters are kindly asked to remain near their posters during the scheduled session. Poster presentations will be conducted in free discussion style.







The time allocated for the talks is as follows:

· Plenary talk: 40 minutes of talk + 10 minutes of discussion

· Key-note talk: 20 minutes of talk + 5 minutes of discussion

· Oral presentations: 12 minutes of talk + 3 minutes of discussion

As we have many talks, the allocated time should be strictly respected.






8th International Brachiopod Congress: "Brachiopod in a changing planet: from the past to the future".