The grid below shows the timing of conference events, including the timing of all talks. There may be some minor changes downstream (in which case the website will be updated to reflect them), but essentially this is what you can expect on arrival in Dundee. Due to the large number of Abstracts received, parallel talk sessions will be held on the Tuesday and Thursday. The two talk venues (lecture theatres 1 and 3) are in close proximity, so people can move between them without missing the start of a talk. Synchrony between the two sessions will of course be vital, so Chairs will be fastidious/brutal in keeping to time.

Other points to note:

  1. The conference kicks off with an Icebreaker Reception, starting at 18:00 on Sunday 9th. Free food and drinks; come along to meet old friends and legendary people in our field, including the keynote speakers.
  2. Please get to the conference venue early on the Monday to register and collect your conference bag. You will subsequently need your badge to gain admittance to conference events.
  3. Poster boards will be available for presenters to use from no later than Tuesday lunchtime. Please note that the main poster session is 17:30-19:30 on Tuesday, but that Thursday lunchtime will offer a second chance for people to talk to poster presenters. Posters must be taken down straight after this, because the boards will be disappearing.
  4. There are no plenary sessions on the Wednesday. Excursions are available to allow people to get out and about on that day (see elsewhere on this website), but Wednesday is also being used for side-sessions and small meetings. The Wednesday evening dinner and ceilidh at Glamis Castle will be spectacular and is not to be missed. Tickets for this event are limited, and selling fast.
  5. Standard talks occupy a 15-minute slot, of which 12 minutes are for the presentation and any questions. The remaining 3 minutes are to allow people to move in and out of the lecture theatre before the next talk, and for the next speaker to come to the lectern. Talks are identified in the programme by the abstract number that they were given when submitted. The name beside each talk is that of the presenter. Authors should please advise the Programme Chair by email (, as rapidly as possible, of any change of presenter or withdrawal of a paper.
  6. The conference will formally close at 12:45 on Friday, but lunch will be provided for those who wish to have it.

To download the programme as an Microsoft Excel document click the grid image above.

Click here for the online conference programme