25.07 - 31.07.2019  
Dublin, Ireland

The 20th INQUA Congress will be held from 25-31 July 2019 in Dublin, Ireland.


The Convention Centre Dublin


The scope of the INQUA2019 Congress will range across all areas of Quaternary research.

Climate change, sea level rise, ice-ages, human evolution, the migration of peoples, cultures, plants and animals, and the formation of the landscape and habitats of today are all subjects that elicit passion and interest among the public. The little-known term that incorporates all these scientific strands is ‘The Quaternary.’

The Quaternary is a geological period, which began 2.6 million years ago and is characterised by ice-ages: cycles of colder, glacial conditions in mid- to high-latitudes interspersed with the warmer ‘inter-glacial’ periods in which we live today. It is the period during which humans evolved and includes the whole history of our species. In fact, so influential have humans become to the Earth’s processes that geologists have proposed a new geological sub-division for the latter years of the Quaternary – the Anthropocene – which is distinguished by the unmistakeable imprint of human activities on the geological record such as the extinctions caused by humans and evidence of nuclear energy and plastic production.

Call for sessions

The call for scientific session proposals for INQUA 2019 Dublin closes 31 March 2018.

Full details of the information needed at this stage is available here, along with a list of currently proposed sessions:

Important dates

31 March 2018: Deadline for proposals for scientific submissions
30 May 2018: Abstract submission opens
26 September 2018: Online registration opens
9 January 2019: Abstract submission deadline
27 March 2019: Close of early-bird registration
29 April 2019: Deadline for author registration for inclusion in final programme
22 July 2019: Online registration deadline
25 July 2019: Onsite registration opens

Further information

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