All participants are invited to submit an abstract. Abstracts should be submitted to the organizing committee via email igcp653.735.lille2021@gmail.com with the heading of the email entitled “Abstract Submission.” The deadline for abstract submission is July 30th, 2021.

Abstracts should be formatted as a word file. The length should 500 words or less and fit within 1 A4 page. See the attached template for additional guidance on font and formatting.

There will be three formats for presentations:

  • Keynote talks: 30 or 40 minutes. Keynote presentations will be of 30 or 40 minutes  duration (25 or 35 minutes for the presentation with an additional 5 minutes for questions).
  • Oral sessions: 15 or 20 minutes. Presentations should be restricted to 15 minutes with an additional 5 minutes for questions (or 12 minutes with an additional 3 minutes for questions).
  • Lightning talks : 5 minutes. Lightning talks are recorded talks of no longer than 3 minutes with no more than 3 slides, that must be submitted to the organizing committee in advance. The speakers should be present during the scientific session and will be allowed 2 minutes of discussion with the audience (deadline for submitting the talk, 30th August 2021). For this type of talk, we accept that all the presenters may speak in their own language. In this case, English subtitles should be added to the slides. We suggest using free software automatically generating subtitles, e.g. Maestra (www.maestrasuite.com).

The online-meeting application ZOOM will be used for the meeting and for the presentations. Speakers should prepare their presentation material and talks, and share the presentation screen (or submit the recorded talk in advance to the organisers).

Any presentation related to “The Ordovician of the World”, and related to either IGCP 653, IGCP 735 or the ISOS, are welcome.

Important dates:

16 July, 2021: Application deadline for all presentations
30 July, 2021: Abstract submission deadline
30 August, 2021: Submission deadline of lightning presentation materials
10 September, 2021: Application of participation deadline (for audience without presentation)
13 -16 September, 2021: Conference Days