AFQUA: The African Quaternary

AFQUA brings developed and developing world researchers together to discuss progress in studies of the Quaternary period (the last 2.6 million years) in Africa.

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AFQUA: The African Quaternary

AFQUA brings developed and developing world researchers together to discuss progress in studies of the Quaternary period (the last 2.6 million years) in Africa.

National Museum of Kenya (Kenya)
14 Jul 2018 - 22 Jul 2018

AFQUA Congress 2018
Dates

Jul 14th - 22nd, 2018

Venue

National Museum of Kenya, (Kenya)

Summary

https://inqua.org/media/uploads/AFQUA_2018_2nd_circular.pdf

AFQUA brings developed and developing world researchers together to discuss progress in studies of the Quaternary period (the last 2.6 million years) in Africa, bridging regional divides, and fostering communication and collaboration at both regional and continental scales. Along with talks on subjects including palaeoclimatology, palaeoecology and archaeology, equal time is dedicated to a series of focus groups and training workshops. These include thematic discussions of cutting-edge research topics as well as workshops that introduce and train early career and developing researchers in the skills they need to develop and communicate their science in the modern research environment.


SCIENTIFIC PROGRAMME

The programme will include plenary talks by world-renowned experts and provide opportunities for both oral and poster presentations. The whole event will last nine days:

• Five days of conference with oral presentations, posters and plenaries and a one-day break for field excursions (14th-19th of July, 2018).

• Three days of focus group discussions and specialised training workshops (20th-22nd of July 2018).

SESSIONS & ABSTRACTS

Sessions focus on a range of themes spanning the full spectrum of Quaternary sciences, including palaeoclimatology, palaeoecology, archaeology, geomorphology and landscape change, and related analytical techniques. Regional sessions will also be held to showcase the latest research from across Africa.

VENUE

Nairobi, “the safari capital of Africa”, is the lively, cosmopolitan capital of Kenya, with a well-serviced international airport. The National Museum of Kenya (1.27408°S, 36.81458°E) is centrally located and linked to surrounding botanical gardens is a showcase for the country’s natural, cultural, historical and artistic heritage.

REGISTRATION FEES

• Full Rate: €375

• Early Career and Developing Country Rate: €300

• Undergraduate student Rate: €225

The registration fee includes: ice-breaker, tea and coffee breaks, and congress dinner. A registration form will be available on the conference website.

IMPORTANT DATES

Early registration before: 2nd of March, 2018

Abstract submission up to: 2nd of March, 2018

Late registration up to: 15th of May, 2018


AFQUA 2018 website:

http://afquacongress.wix.com/afqua2018

AFQUA contact email:

afqua.congress@gmail.com