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The next Plant Biomechanics Conference will take place in 2021 in Lyon, France
August 08, 2018
Book of Abstracts
The Book of Abstracts is now online. Registered participants received the link and the password.
August 06, 2018
What to do in Montreal?
Well, you should be attending PlantBioMech2018, of course. But if time permits, you may wish to explore Montreal and the Province of Québec. The Local Organizing Committee compiled a few suggestions for you to download.
August 05, 2018
Program Book - updated version
We made minor corrections to the Program Book. You will find the final version on the site. Make sure to refresh your browser when you visit the page, to download the latest version.
August 03, 2018
The final version of the Program Book is now online. Please note that numerous changes were made since the preliminary version was published.
A separate Book of Abstracts will be made available in pdf format in the coming days.
July 10, 2018
Email send-out to participants
The following email was sent to participants on July 10:
Please note that this mail contains important action items (marked in red)
The preliminary scientific program is now posted on the web site.
Information for Presenters
Detailed instructions for presenters are now provided here. Please note the following important aspects:
The Plant Biomechanics Conferences are highly interdisciplinary and cover a wide range of topics. Participants may have a biology, engineering, physics, chemistry or math background and may not have much prior knowledge about your topic. Plan your presentation accordingly and explain terms and concepts that may not be known or understood by everyone.
We encourage all participants to use social media to talk about the conference, but dissemination of the science reported (whether in form of pictures or contents) is only allowed if the respective author agrees. It is understood that many authors may not wish their unpublished data to be tweeted or otherwise communicated.
Poster presenters will be provided with symbols on site, to be posted next to their posters indicating whether they allow photographs to be taken or tweeted.
Oral presenters (regular & flashtalk) are asked to indicate their social media preference here (https://doodle.com/poll/hhcmbki9ip8rp6b8),for the information to be included in the program pdf.
Please submit the powerpoint file for your poster flashtalk by July 28, 2018. Further information can be found here.
Flying has an extremely high carbon footprint and we hope that you are considering to buy carbon offsets for your trip to Montreal.
In an effort to minimize waste and carbon footprint of the conference proper, we plan to take a few measures such as eliminating unnecessary swag, providing reusable cups, using compostable plates for catering, using public transport for the excursion etc. You find further information here and we would certainly appreciate your comments!
If you haven’t done so yet, you may wish to make arrangements for accommodation soon since summer season is busy in Montreal. You find information here
Unless you have a Canadian or US passport, you likely need either a visa or electronic Travel Authorization(eTA) to enter Canada. Don’t forget to apply in timely manner. Information can be found here
Don’t forget to prepare a typical song from your country (seasoned PlantBioMech attendees know that national teams are expected to sing a cappella at the conference reception!) and to polish your dancing shoes (that’s new)!
More information about social events will be provided on the web site.
June 28, 2018
Technical information for speakers and poster presenters
June 24, 2018
Information for presenters
Technical information for oral and poster presenters will be made available in the coming days.
May 31, 2018
Book your accommodation
Montreal has plenty of hotels and AirBnB options. Among the most convenient accommodations are the McGill residences which offer both conventional residence style rooms and hotel-like accommodation. All are at few minutes walking distance from the conference venue. Check out the options here.
May 16, 2019
Register for the conference and apply for your eTA
Since there is a wait list for oral presentations, only presenters who pay their registration fee by June 15, 2018 are ensured to be included in the program. After that date we reserve the right to assign speaking slots to those on the waiting list.
Don't forget to check whether you need a visa or electronic Travel Authorization (eTA) for Canada! Check out the Arrival Information.
May 15, 2018
Deadline for posters with flashtalk
May 15 is the last day to submit poster abstracts to be considered for a 2-min flashtalk.
Abstracts for regular posters (without flashtalk) can be submitted until June 15 to be included in the conference program.
Any abstract submissions after June 15 will be considered for poster display as long as we have available poster boards.
April 14, 2018
Confirmation of talk selection
The confirmations for selection of regular oral presentations and flash talks will be communicated during the week of April 16
March 01, 2018
Abstract submission for oral presentations
January 24, 2018
The web site now lists job opportunities and offers for graduate studies in the field of plant biomechanics and related disciplines. To bring such opportunities to our attention for posting, please send relevant information to firstname.lastname@example.org.
December 14, 2017
Look up convenient accommodation options and important travel information - please note that most visitors to Canada either need an electronic Travel Authorization (eTA) or a visa.
November 06, 2017
To inquire about tailored sponsorship opportunities, please send a mail to email@example.com.
August 21, 2017
First save-the-date email
To receive conference updates by email send a mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
August 19, 2017
Receive updates on the conference and don't forget to retweet!
August 09, 2017
Web Site active
A first version of the web site is active. Please note that updates will be provided continuously, and you may wish to check back regularly.
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