Programme & Presenter Guidelines

Find out about the programme for BES2019 and prepare for your presentation.

This December, we invite you to join us and 1200 international ecologists in Belfast for Europe’s largest and most influential annual event dedicated to ecology.

Meeting Overview

You can download the meeting overview here, which outlines the timings for the conference.

Download the Session Overview, for the date, time, and location of all oral sessions and workshops.

Presenter Guidelines

If you are presenting a talk or poster at our 2019 Annual Meeting, you will receive the date and time of your presentation by Friday 8 November.

Guidelines for both oral and poster presentations can be downloaded below. Please read through all instructions carefully before the meeting to ensure your presentation is prepared correctly.


Oral Presentation Guidelines

Lightning Presentation Guidelines


Poster Presentation Guidelines

Social Media Policy

We love social media. It is a great way to connect with people across the world, to share ideas and create collaborations. We encourage people to tweet and post about their experiences.

However, we understand that some people will not want their research broadcast. We respect that, so have created a ‘do not share’ image for people to download (via the link below) and add to their poster/talk if necessary. We expect that fellow attendees will also respect such a request. We will explain the meaning of the ‘do not share’ image on social media, our website and in the printed programme. If people do not include the ‘do not share’ image on their presentation, we will assume they are happy for their research to be publicised openly.

Conference App

The full programme will be available via the conference app a week before the conference starts.