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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

Program Book

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)


Conference Program

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.


Social Media

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 It is understood that many authors may not wish their unpublished data to be tweeted or otherwise communicated.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 (,for the information to be included in the program pdf.


Flashtalk presenters

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


And finally…

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.

July 10, 2018

Scientific Program

The preliminary scientific program is now online.

June 28, 2018

Technical information for speakers and poster presenters

Information about poster dimensions and oral presentation formats can now be found here.

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

Abstracts to be considered for regular oral presentations need to be submitted by March 1, 2018.

February 01, 2018

Invited speakers

Check out the fabulous line-up of invited speakers

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

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.

December 12, 2017

Abstract submission and registration are now open

Submit your abstract here

November 06, 2017

To inquire about tailored sponsorship opportunities, please send a mail to

August 21, 2017

First save-the-date email

To receive conference updates by email send a mail to

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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