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The meeting will span 4 days, beginning with an opening session on the evening of 27 August, followed by 3 full conference and workshop days, and departure on 31 August. There will be an optional day field trip on 31st August, returning to Gdansk (see below) in the afternoon.

The conference schedule is planned to maximise interactions between participants and the exchange of ideas around the three core themes. The detailed oral and poster programme will be available at the start of July 2018. Keynote speakers will be added here in spring 2018. The programme will include:

Keynote lecture: Four leading scientists will provide a framework for the meeting in 40 minute keynote talks that will present new ideas and developments in the field, identify new avenues and research directions and stimulate discussion.

Thematic talks: Oral presentations (15 minutes) will be chosen from the submitted abstracts and organised into the conference themes.

Panel discussions: Session chairs and selected delegates will form a panel to extend discussions and stimulate debate around each of the conference themes.

Poster session: Posters will be on display throughout the meeting, with three dedicated poster sessions each proceeded by 2 minute flash-talks by presenters on that day’s theme.

Topical presentations: Invited contributions aligned with the conference theme will present state-of-the-art progress in cross-disciplinary palaeoclimate research.

Break-out sessions: Break-out discussions and workshops will be arranged across two afternoons, providing an opportunity for further discussion and to identify new research avenues within the specific themes. Breakout session topics and chairs will be identified in advance. Chairs will report back to the conference following each session.

Field trip: The field trip is optional and not included in the registration fees. Additional details on registration and destinations will be provided later.