2nd AFQUA International Conference
The second AFQUA (The African Quaternary: Environments, Ecology and Humans) International Conference and Workshops will be held in Nairobi, Kenya, from 14-22 July 2018.
The National Museum of Kenya.
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.
The program 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 (14-19 July).
– Three days of focus group discussions and specialised training workshops (20-22 July).
Call for sessions
The call for session and workshop proposals is now open and closes 15 November 2017.
Sessions may focus on any of 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.
If you are interested in proposing a session or workshop, contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Registration opens 1 November 2017: https://afquacongress.wixsite.com/afqua2018/registration
The call for abstracts opens 1 December 2017 until 2 March 2018.