News & FAQs

You can find event newsletters, key event communications and updates on the 2020 Conference here.

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Submitted an abstract for a poster presentation?

Great, you have been accepted as a poster presentation.


Submitted an abstract for an oral presentation?

Thank you, you have been given initial acceptance with the final presentation format to be confirmed following paper submission.


What does initial acceptance mean?

It means your abstract has been provisionally accepted for inclusion in the programme but the presentation type has not yet been set. Accepted papers will be allocated as an oral, poster or 5 by 5 presentation (presentation formats currently considered for the Symposium) once your paper has been submitted and undergone peer review. You will be advised by 15 May 2020 of your final acceptance.


Who is required to submit a paper?

Everyone who is presenting at the Symposium, even those presenting posters, must submit a paper. One paper per abstract.


What are the key deadlines?

Submit your paper by 15 April 2020. Authors will receive final acceptance by 15 May 2020.


How do I get the paper template?

Please click here to view the paper template and guidelines.  Please ensure your paper meets all the requirements before submitting especially all necessary permissions.


Where do I upload a paper?

To upload your full paper click here and enter your email address and password. Click on the ‘edit’ button that appears below your abstract submission. Upload your paper where prompted.


When will the detailed programme be published?

We expect to publish the detailed programme on the event website in late May.


Can I register for the Symposium now?

Yes! And if you are interested in the pre-event workshop & field study spaces are available on a first-in, first-served basis. Book at the same time as registering for the Symposium. Click here to register now (personalised link).