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The final iAtlantic General Assembly will take place in Edinburgh, Scotland, UK on 9-13 October 2023. Remote participation will also be available
The first two days (9-10 October) are open to everyone who has an interest in iAtlantic’s results and will comprise a series of plenary sessions in the University of Edinburgh, where we will present the headline results from the project. Sessions on 11-13 October are closed sessions (for project participants only) for iAtlantic internal GA business and writing retreat in Edinburgh University’s Pollock Estate. On this page you will find up-to-date information about the programme, call for abstracts, registration details, recommended accommodations. We also encourage iAtlantic Consortium to attend a High Seas Treaty Symposium, a 2-day open meeting just before the iAtlantic meeting, and also co-organised by iAtlantic (details to follow).
Please do not hesitate to contact the Project Office (email@example.com) for any queries. We are looking forward to developing this final meeting of the project together and welcoming you in Edinburgh!
All the venues used for the General Assembly are within 5-25 minutes’ walking distance from the recommended accommodation (see below) and very close to the city centre.
Edinburgh city centre is very well connected to the airport with regular buses, trams, and taxis available at any times. We recommend downloading the Lothian Buses App for up-to-date information on public transport. Please note, that we will not be arranging transfers from the airport, but do not hesitate to contact the Project Office for advice on the travel planning.
We can’t wait to welcome you to Edinburgh! Edinburgh offers an extensive choice of accommodation and caters for all tastes and budgets, but we strongly encourage all guests to pick a room at one of our excellent University of Edinburgh-owned hotels, located within the conference village just a few minutes away from the main meeting venues.
The Pollock Hall estate offers rooms at the two hotels on site, the Scott Hotel and the Scholar Hotel, that are both located beside the main meeting venue, and have been beautifully renovated recently. Participants can book rooms at a special discounted rate – please visit the booking service at www.uoecollection.com/hotels and use the promotional code EVENT to get 15% discount off your booking.
Please make sure to complete your booking by 30 July 2023 to secure a room. Please get in touch with the Project Office if you need further advice or assistance.
Please fill in the Registration Form to attend the meeting (both open and closed sessions). The registration deadline is 30 August 2023 for in-person attendance and 30 September 2023 for remote participation. Attendance is free of charge.
Presentations from across the iAtlantic partnership are welcome, and there are a range of opportunities to present your work during the final iAtlantic General Assembly. All iAtlantic researchers are welcome to submit an abstract about their research, which will then be reviewed by the project Steering Committee and assigned to one of the 3 following categories:
(1) Day 1: Research Highlights – a concise and impactful presentation in one of the following sessions, delivered in language suitable for non-specialists and highlighting research impact:
(2) Day 2: Science Symposium – we will also have a limited number of longer slots on the second day for more in-depth research presentations of the iAtlantic science outcomes.
(3) Posters (Day 1 and Day 3) – poster sessions will be an important element of the final General Assembly and an excellent opportunity to discuss the results with your peers.
To submit an abstract, please download and complete the GA-2023 Abstract Template and submit to firstname.lastname@example.org by 10 July 2023. Please add ‘GA-2023 Abstract Submission’ in the email title.