The Programme Committee of NAC 2019 is tasked with compiling a broadly appealing programme. Contributions will be scheduled as oral presentations that take place in parallel sessions spread over the two days of the congress. In addition there will be dedicated poster sessions, but there is also ample time during the programme each day for visiting the posters.

Based on the keywords linked to the abstracts, the total number of abstracts and the topics presented, the Programme Committee will arrange the submitted abstracts into broader overarching thematic sessions. The themes of these parallel sessions will e.g. focus on specific or timely issues in the field of Earth Sciences, or they can aggregate contributions with a methodological or topical similarity. The committee will then decide if an abstract is accepted as an oral or poster presentation within one of those sessions. As the conference will be an interdisciplinary meeting ground for geoscientists, this procedure aims at encouraging researchers from all fields in Earth Sciences to connect, interact and present their progress of research. 

How to submit an abstract

You will have to register first. Please select the option ‘yes’ under ‘submit abstract’. You will receive an unique link by email after you have completed the registration process. This link can be used to login and submit your abstract. Abstracts (max. 250 words) can be submitted until 14 January 2019. Please note that the official language of the conference and for submitting abstracts and giving oral and poster presentations will be English. 

Timeline

The Programme Committee will define the themes of the parallel sessions and compile the conference programme based on the abstract received before 14 January 2019. From all received abstracts, a selection of authors will be invited to give an oral presentation. By default, authors of the other abstracts will be offered the option of a poster presentation. In February 2019 the final program will be announced on the website and successful applicants will receive an invitation with instructions for preparing their oral or poster presentations.

Instructions for oral presentations

Oral presentations are scheduled in parallel sessions spread over the two days of the congress. Authors are allotted 15 minutes for presenting, including time for questions and discussion. Authors will be asked to upload their presentation prior to the start of their parallel session. We have listed some tips to help your prepare your talk.

Instructions for scientific poster design

At the NAC you will have an excellent opportunity to practise your academic skills, such as giving poster presentations and poster pitches. When it comes to designing a scientific poster we have compiled a few ‘best practices’ that you can read on this page. A poster prize will be awarded to the three best poster, so if you take note of these tips you might increase your chances of winning! Authors will be invited to present their posters during specific time slots, based on the even/odd number of the poster numbering. Please note that posters can only be presented in A0 portrait orientation of 841 x 1189 mm (width x height). 

Abstract keywords

We welcome contributions from all branches of the Earth Sciences. Abstracts can be submitted using one or two the following keywords: