Overview and Delegate Information
As always, our meeting has exceptional, international science. We will also have numerous career development workshops and a busy social programme - including our popular gala dinner, Special Interest Group events, Christmas Jumper Day and Fun Run!
Our Annual Meeting is the largest outside North America, and continues to deliver diverse, high quality ecological science through excellent speakers, varied sessions, networking and fun! Last year in Edinburgh we had 1,200 delegates from over 60 countries come together to share science and network. This year we’re at the ACC, in the heart of Liverpool by the Albert Docks. We look forward to another packed programme of talks, workshops and socials!
We have a fantastic programme of plenary speakers, our thematic topics cover a wide range of disciplines, including celebrating our Functional Ecology Journal’s 30th anniversary. This year we are delighted to see the return of our Early Careers Workshop on Sunday 11 December and excited to announce our new Coding Best Practice Workshop on the same day – places are limited, so sign up when you register. We also have our programmed free workshops on Monday and Tuesday lunchtimes, on a wide range of subjects from wellbeing to publishing.
Our social events are second to none – from our welcome mixer on Sunday (in our exhibition area), to our poster sessions with some great local treats to sample. Our gala dinner and awards return, post-dinner dance, plus our Special Interest Groups will be running various meets and events. If that wasn’t enough, we have the return of our hilarious Science slam, and other fringe events – not forgetting our Fun Run on Monday morning (at 6am!).
Our exhibition area will be our hub – this is where your posters will be, with games, our fantastic exhibitors and all lunches and refreshments. Our last day is our Christmas day, so don’t forget to bring your festive outifts as our exhibitors deck their stands!
We’re proud of the friendly, welcoming and exciting atmosphere at our meetings – bringing people together, creating new friendships and sharing experiences and knowledge. Still unsure? Check out the fun we had in 2015!
We look forward to seeing you there!