University College Dublin, Stillorgan Rd, Belfield, Dublin 4

Programme

Plenary Speakers

Professor Peter Coxon

Geography Department
School of Natural Sciences
Trinity College Dublin

EPPC 2018 Plenary Presentation Title: “The Tertiary and Quaternary vegetation history of Ireland

Professor Jane Stout

Botany Department
School of Natural Sciences
Trinity College Dublin

EPPC 2018 Plenary Presentation Title “Palynology from the perspective of a pollination biologist

Professor Caroline Stromberg

Estella B. Leopold Associate Professor of Biology & Curator of Paleobotany
Department of Biology
University of Washington

EPPC 2018 Plenary Presentation Title: “The evolution of Grass

Draft Programme

Date
Activity
Time
Venue
Sunday 12th August 2018 Registration & Welcome Reception 6 to 8pm TBD
Monday 13th August 2018 Opening Ceremony 9.00am – 11.00am UCD O’Reilly Hall
Scientific Sessions 11.30am – 6:00pm UCD O’Brien Centre for Science
Tuesday 14th August 2018 Scientific Sessions 9.00am – 6:00pm UCD O’Brien Centre for Science
Wednesday 15th August 2018 Scientific Sessions 9.00am – 12.00pm UCD O’Brien Centre for Science
Mid-Conference Excursion 1:00pm – 6.00pm Botanic Gardens / Dublin / Wicklow
Thursday 16th August 2018 Scientific Sessions 9.00am – 5:00pm UCD O’Brien Centre for Science
Conference Dinner & Reception 7:00pm – Late Guinness Store House
Friday 17th August 2018 Scientific Sessions 9.00am – 4:00pm UCD O’Brien Centre for Science
Saturday 18th – Tuesday 21st August Post-Conference Field Trips 8:00am @ UCD TBD

Deadlines/Timelines

Deadline for Special Session Proposals May 31st 2017
Call for Abstracts October 2017
Abstract Deadline 31st January 2018
Registrations Open January 2018

Social Events

Events

WELCOME RECEPTION

Date: Sunday, 12th August 2018

Time: 18:00 – 20:00

Venue: The Dining Hall, Trinity College Dublin

Ticket price: Included in the registration fee

There are few places as synonymous with Dublin as the world famous Trinity College Dublin.

In the very centre of the city, delegates will cross the cobbles of the main square and be led to the pre-reception area where they will be welcomed with an arrival drink. Moving into the Dining Hall, canapés and drinks will be served and delegates can enjoy the opportunity to meet and network with colleagues.

CONFERENCE DINNER 

Date: Thursday, 16th August 2018

Time: 19:30 – 00:00

Venue: Guinness Storehouse

Ticket price: €99.00 per person

The EPPC 2018 conference dinner will take place in the famous venue of the Guinness Storehouse. The Guinness Storehouse sits in the middle of Dublin City in the legendary St. James Gate Brewery, home of Guinness since 1759. In days gone by it was a fermentation plant but today it has been transformed into Ireland’s number one international tourist attraction and a world class prestigious event destination.

With seven stories intertwining up through the centre of the building, you will be greeted with a sense of past, present and future of the Guinness Industry.

Take the opportunity to network alongside your colleagues and enjoy the night’s festivities by eating the delicious food on offer and raising a pint of the “Black Stuff” in honor of this iconic venue.

Field Trips

Details of the planned field trips will be posted here.