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Conference Programme

The detailed program (last updated 26th July 2018) is available to download as a PDF document. Click on the link below to download.

View the Conference Timetable by Special Sessions for each day:

The Poster Schedule is also available to download as a PDF document:

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

Keynote Speakers

Claire Belcher
Professor Claire M. Belcher

wildFIRE Lab, University of Exeter
Exeter, England

Fire and fossil atmospheres 

Benjamin Bomfleur
Dr. Benjamin Bomfleur

Institute of Geology and Palaeontology – Palaeobotany
University of Münster
Münster, Germany

Expeditions to the Antarctic

Leyla Seyfullah
Dr. Leyla Seyfullah

Department of Geobiology
University of Göttingen
Göttingen, Germany

A world full of Amber


Deadline for Special Session Proposals May 31st 2017
Call for Abstracts October 2017
Abstract Deadline 31st January 2018
Early Bird Registration Deadline May 11th 2018

Social Events



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.


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. This event is strictly over 18s only.

Ticket price includes transfers to and from the venue to the official conference hotels, access to the Guinness Storehouse experience, 3 course dinner, drinks, traditional Irish entertainment and the opportunity to learn how to pour the perfect pint of Guinness!

Field Trips/Optional Tours

Details of the planned field trips/optional tours are available here.