Symposium themes

The meeting is based around three themes:
  1. Complex processes of sediment dynamics over (relatively) short time scales;
  2. Complex patterns/trends of sediment dynamics over (relatively) long time scales; and
  3. Complex sediment dynamics across multiple scales.

Each theme will have keynote speakers, follow-up discussion, a poster session (see Registration page for how to submit an abstract) and a “campfire” discussion.

Details of the Keynote Speakers and Abstracts can be found here.

The purpose of the campfire discussion is to draw broad conclusions over the current advances and challenges facing the discipline. Campfire sessions will be set in a laid-back environment, simulating a campfire storytelling time. No campfire singing necessary! Facilitators will introduce a topic and then drive the discussion but not the content itself. The sessions are open to all delegates.

At the start of each themed poster session, the lead author will give a 2-minute talk to introduce their poster. Authors are asked to prepare powerpoint slides, save them to a pen drive and upload these to our PC before the session. Authors should aim to present the essence of their work in a maximum of 2 minutes.



Friday 5th October 2018

8:30-9:00 Introductory comments & student buddy meetings (Please note change in times)
9:00-17:30 Fieldtrip
18:00-21:00 Registration & ice breaker

Saturday 6th October 2018

8:00-8:30 Registration and Introduction

Theme 1: Keynote talks by: Luca Mao (Univ. of Lincoln, UK) and Jonathan Czuba (Virginia Tech)
Follow-up Q&A
Poster session. Abstracts here
Break: informal discussion & student buddy meetings
Campfire session*

12:30-13:30 Lunch


Theme 2: Keynote talks by: Gary Parker (Univ. of Illinois Urbana-Champaign) and Nicole Gasparini (Tulane University)

Follow-up Q&A
Poster session. Abstracts here.
Break: informal discussion & student buddy meetings
Campfire session**


Beverages and student buddy meetings in poster hall
Reception with after-dinner talk

Sunday 7th October 2018


Theme 3: Keynote talk by: Patricia Wiberg (Univ of Virginia)
Follow-up Q&A
Poster session. Abstracts here.
Break: informal discussion & student buddy meetings
Campfire session***

Student awards and Campfire summaries

13:00-13:45 Lunch

Meeting ends 14:00


* Theme 1 campfire session panel members:

James Cooper (University of Liverpool, UK),

Elowyn Yager (University of Idaho, USA)

Rebecca Hodge (Durham University, UK)

Julian Leyland (University of Southampton, UK)

** Theme 2 campfire session panel members:

John Wainwright (Durham University, UK)

Hella Wittmann-Oelze (GFZ German Research Centre for Geosciences, Germany)

Andrew Gray (UC Riverside, USA)

*** Theme 3 campfire session panel members:

Kristin Sweeney (University of Portland, USA)

Jantiene Baartman (Wageningen University, The Netherlands)

Peter Nelson (Colorado State University, USA)

Becky Briant (Birkbeck, University of London, UK)

Information for campfire panel members can be found here