ForBio Annual Meeting 2020 in Oslo
Join us for the 2020 Annual ForBio Meeting in Oslo! All MSc and PhD students, postdocs, supervisors, faculty and the broader biosystematics community are invited to attend the 9th ForBio Annual Meeting, hosted by the Natural History Museum, University of Oslo.
ForBio annual meetings with focus on biosystematics bring scientists and students together to talk about their projects and current results, to share experiences on methods, and support networking within the scientific community. We encourage particularly early career researchers to use this meeting as an opportunity to present and discuss their own research in biosystematics and meet peers.
Keynote speakers will contribute with talks on the state of the art and cutting edge methods within the field of taxonomy and systematics, as well as on other professional skills vital to researchers throughout their careers.
For more information and registration, keep an eye on this site, become a ForBio member or associate, or sign up for the ForBio newsletter to receive regular updates about this meeting and other events organized by ForBio.
Registration will open by mid August. The registration form will include a field to upload your abstract for poster or oral contributions at the meeting (we hope you do!). See Poster and oral presentations below.
The meeting takes place in Oslo, Norway, from Wednesday to Friday (December 2-4, 2020) with invited keynote speakers, oral contributions, speed presentations and a poster session.
A preliminary program can be downloaded after the registration deadline. The complete version of programme and an abstract book will be available when ready.
The meeting takes place at the Natural History Museum in the Botanic Garden in Oslo, Norway.
All ForBio members and associates are invited to submit oral and poster contributions to present their research! You will be asked to upload your abstract as a Word-file when registering for the meeting. Please use the provided abstract template to format your abstract.
Oral presentations are open to ForBio members and associates. Presenters will have 20 minutes (including time for questions). Please submit your abstract (maximum 350 words) at the time of registration.
Posters and lightning talks
Poster presentations are open to all participants. Poster boards suitable for A0 posters in portrait orientation (h 120 x w 90 cm) will be provided. In addition we will try to give each poster presenter a slot for a lightning talk. Please submit your abstract (maximum 350 words) at the time of registration.
We will have two pre- and post-conference workshops on November 30-December 1 and December 5-6. Topics will be announced later.
ForBio will book and pay for shared accommodation for members presenting a poster or oral contribution at the meeting.
ForBio will book and pay for shared accommodation for associates with accepted contributions, and we encourage associates to submit abstracts to the meeting. Associates not presenting or without accepted contributions need to book and pay for their own accommodation.
ForBio will book, pay for and arrange accommodation for invited speakers.
Other attendants will need to book and pay for their own accommodation.
Contact Hugo de Boer for questions regarding accommodation.
We encourage everyone from Trondheim, Bergen, Stockholm, Uppsala, Göteborg, and Copenhagen to travel to Oslo by train.
ForBio will cover the cost of return tickets to Oslo for ForBio members presenting a poster or oral contribution. In order to be eligible for this, the travel is to be booked through ForBio – instructions to come when registration opens. To save paperwork we will not make separate reimbursements for transport from the airport or in Oslo.
ForBio associates will need to cover and make their own travel arrangements.
ForBio will pay for and arrange travel for invited speakers.
Other attendants will need to pay for their own travel.
Contact Hugo de Boer for questions regarding travel.
Please note that there is no registration fee. ForBio members (MSc and PhD students and Postdocs) presenting their research (oral or poster) will receive free shared accommodation booked through ForBio. Additionally, this category of participants will be able to receive up to 2500 NOK compensation towards their travel to the meeting. To save paperwork and avoid extra charges, inform us on your preferred flight details and we shall book the tickets for you. If the costs of your travel are higher than 2500 NOK you need to arrange your tickets yourself and you will be reimbursed later based on your receipts. All ForBio members and associates with accepted oral or poster research contributions get free, shared accommodation.