FROM PAST TO PRESENT - A Tribute to Louis Scott

Changing Climates, Ecosystems and Environments of Arid Southern Africa

FROM PAST TO PRESENT - A Tribute to Louis Scott

Changing Climates, Ecosystems and Environments of Arid Southern Africa

Online Registration/Abstract submission
You are cordially invited to attend the above conference, a tribute to Louis Scott (Dept. of Plant Sciences, University of the Free State), one of the leading scholars in the fields of Quaternary Palaeobotany and Palaeoecology. The conference is a celebration of his outstanding contribution to teaching and research in the palaeosciences and natural sciences.

Submissions of papers and posters from professionals and students, from South Africa and abroad, in any discipline related to the broader conference theme, are welcome.

The conference will be held at the Main Campus, University of the Free State, Bloemfontein, South Africa and is co-hosted by the University of the Free State and the National Museum. The conference programme includes two days of talks/poster presentations and an optional two-day post-conference excursion to fossil sites in the central and western interior of South Africa.

Please note that the conference precedes both the Society for Africanist Archaeology (SAfA) and the Palaeontological Society of South Africa (PSSA) meetings in Johannesburg, enabling delegates to attend

Online registration and abstract submission is now open. Please visit http://lscott-tribute.co.za for more information, and to upload abstracts. Please note that abstract submission and early bird registration closes on 30 April 2014. Payment opens 30 January 2014. The conference registration fee is R500.00, but students who wish to attend can apply for a waiver (info@lscott-tribute.co.za).

Programme
7 July 2014 – Evening function and opening with keynote address by Prof. Francis Thackeray
8 July 2014 – Academic sessions/ conference dinner
9 July 2014 – Academic sessions/ closing evening reception at the Oliewenhuis Art Museum
10 & 11 July 2014 – Post-conference excursion to fossil sites in the central & western interior

Important dates
10 December 2013 – call for titles and abstracts; online registration opens
30 January 2014 – payment opens
30 April 2014 – abstract submission closes; early bird registration closes
17 June 2014 – online registration closes

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