Hello isogeochem-community,


The Micropalaeontological Society is hosting their annual conference virtually from November 11th – 13th 2020.


This year the theme is 21st Century Micropalaeontology, with keynote talks from Pincelli Hull (Yale), Ann Houlbourn (Kiel), Samantha Gibbs (Uni. of Southampton), Isa Schoen (Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences), Charles Wellman (Sheffield), Francesca Sangiorgi (Utrecht), Jakub Witkowski (University of Szczecin) and Noritoshi Suzuki (Tôhoku University).


There will also be a pre-conference workshop with 3 discussion panels and poster sessions focusing on Microfossil Geochemistry (see https://www.tmsoc.org/events/tms-microfossil-geochemistry-workshop/ for more info). This workshop will be fully closed captioned and all graphics used will be colour blind friendly.


Programme Timings (in UTC) (see https://www.tmsoc.org/conf2020/programme.html for more details)

Nov 10: 0800 – 1730 (pre conference workshop)

Nov 11: 1345 – 1800 (keynotes pt. 1, TMS AGM, conference e-party)

Nov 12: 1000 – 1600 (keynotes pt. 2, open session 1)

Nov 13: 1100 – 1600 (lightning talks poster session, open session 2)


Abstracts and poster submission (see https://www.tmsoc.org/conf2020/abstractsubmission.html for more info, deadline Oct 15th 2020)

We welcome submission of abstracts on any aspect of micropalaeontology (including the biology of microfossil producing organisms) for both online talks and online posters. Early career researchers and those from underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged to attend and present at both the workshop and conference. All participants must additionally adhere to the TMSoc Code of Conduct (see registration form). Viewing and commenting on posters will be possible throughout the conference.  There will also be poster sessions at the workshop (submission period ended).


Registration info (closing date: Nov 1st for workshop and conference)

To register for the annual conference please visit https://www.tmsoc.org/conf2020/registration.php

To register for the workshop please visit https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfKFJgUSHrZ2bEUE-YQyxX5nSGgFSuiEkq0rwa6VDwK3P7q8Q/viewform


We are asking for a minimal fee to cover the costs of the annual conference, and to help manage attendance. Any surplus will be used to support TMS activities. Payment will be needed before the conference, but you are welcome to register now and pay nearer the event. If you have difficulty with payment or if the need for payment would prevent you participating, or if you would like to enable a class of students to participate, please contact us. https://www.tmsoc.org/conf2020/payment.html

Full rate: £15

TMS members: £10

Students, retired members, unwaged: £5

TMS student members: free


Please note the pre-conference workshop on November 10th is free for all participants to attend.


To get all the latest info about the main event, visit the conference website https://www.tmsoc.org/conf2020/index.html !

For queries relating to the annual conference contact: [log in to unmask]

For queries relating to the workshop contact: [log in to unmask]


We look forward to e-seeing you at the conference in November! Remember to tell us if you’re participating on social media using the hashtag #TMSoc2020.


The TMSoc 2020 Annual Conference Organisers

Jeremy Young (UCL), Bridget Wade (UCL), Paul Bown (UCL) and Jonathan Holmes (UCL)


The TMSoc Microfossil Geochemistry Workshop Organisers

Rehemat Bhatia (TMSoc Publicity Officer), Oscar Branson (Cambridge), David Evans (Goethe Universität Frankfurt), Lorna Kearns (University of Southampton), Katrina Nilsson-Kerr (Heriot Watt) and Lucy Roberts (University of Nottingham)