Information

  Important Dates
  COVID Measures
  Conference Fees
  Financial Support
  A Greener Conference
  Hybrid Participation
  Childcare
  Visas
  Committee
  Contact


Important dates

12th January, 2022 Registration and Abstract Submission Opens
27th March, 2022 Financial Support Deadline
10th April, 2022  Early-Bird Registration Deadline
1st May, 2022 Abstract Submission Deadline
15th May, 2022 Childcare Registration Deadline
31st May, 2022

Regular Registration Deadline

Fieldtrip Registration Deadline

15th-16th July, 2022
'Mini S4' (Summer School on Speleothem Science)
17th July, 2022

1-Day Fieldtrip to Spannagel Cave

Icebreaker

18th July, 2022
Main Conference: Presentations & Posters
19th July, 2022 Main Conference: Presentations, Workshops & Posters
20th July, 2022 Main Conference: Presentations & Conference Dinner
21st July, 2022 1-Day Fieldtrip to Eisriesenwelt



COVID Measures

Note: The following information is under constant revision to provide you with the most recent information. However, we cannot guarantee legal accuracy. Legally binding information is provided via website of the Austrian and EU governmental bodies listed below.
  • Information on in-country regulations can be found here.
  • The present regulations on travelling to Austria can be found here.
  • A compilation of current rules and regulations related to COVID-19 within EU countries is provided here.

All in-person participants are required to adhere to current COVID-19 safety regulation that are in place at the time of the event.

Current COVID measures at the University of Innsbruck (updated 07.05.2022 and in effect from 09.05.2022)

  • All COVID measures are lifted (further information)
  • There is no requirement to provide proof of vaccination, recovery or a negative test result.
  • There is no requirement to wear FFP2 masks at the conference but please note that many parts of society do request that you wear them (e.g. public transport, train stations, supermarkets)
  • If you become infected with COVID-19, you are not permitted to visit the University of Innsbruck until you have a negative test.

Conference Fees

Registration

  Deadline Student Rate Full-rate
Early-Bird
10th April, 2022 130 € 215 €
Regular
31st May, 2022 190 € 300 €
Late
Conference start 325 € 425 €
Conference Dinner     35 €

Conference fees include the icebreaker, the main conference presentation and poster sessions, coffee breaks, lunches, evening poster receptions. Please note that registration fees for in-person and online attendance are the same due to the high costs associated with hiring professional technicians and equipment. Further details about the conference dinner are available from here.

Workshops

Specific details can be found here

Speleothem Data Analysis using the SISAL Database €20

Speleothem petrography and microstratigraphy: from the micro to the nanoscale €30

The Depth-Age Model €30

The Value of Radiocarbon in Speleothem Science €30

Note that workshops have a participant limit and operate on a first-come first-served basis.

Fieldtrips

Specific details can be found here

Spannagel Cave and Nature's Ice Palace 70 €

Eisriesenwelt 45 €

Note that fieldtrips have a participant limit and operate on a first-come first-served basis. The organisers also reserve the right to cancel fieldtrips if there is not enough interest. This decision will be made following the close of regular registration (31st May, 2022).

 


Financial Support

Limited funds are available to support early career participants attending KR9, escpecially from lower & middle income countries. More information on eligibility can be found here.

 


A Greener Conference

We are working with Green Events Tirol to make this a "Green Conference".

  • The conference programme will be available online only and not in print.
  • Conference catering will include a minimum of 50 % vegetarian options.
  • Innsbruck is a small city. Many hotels and restaurants are accessible on foot within 15 minutes walk of the conference venue. Innsbruck also has an excellent public transport system, as well as city rental bikes and e-scooters.
  • We encourage greener modes of transport and car sharing. For more information about travelling to and from Innsbruck, click here.
  • People of all genders, religion, ethnicity, language, and disabilities are welcome. All buildings are accessible by wheelchair. For further details regarding accessibility, please contact us: Kr9conference-geology@uibk.ac.at
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Hybrid Participation

We are intending to host KR9 as a hybrid event in order to allow for flexible forms of participation. Preliminary plans for the hybrid format are as follows, but are subject to change depending on how the programme and online component develops.

In-person lectures will be live-streamed by a professional company. Both in-person and online audiences will be able to ask questions. At this time, it is not known whether the live stream will be recorded, but it will anyhow be dependent on the permission of the presenter and therefore on a case-by-case basis.

Oral presenters giving online presentations will be asked to provide a pre-recorded presentation that can be played 'live' during KR9. As for the in-person presentations, such recordings will only be made available with permission of the presenter. Online presenters will be asked to make themselves available to answer questions and the organisers will try as far as possible to be mindful of time zones.

In-person and online poster presenters will  be asked to provide a file of the poster and a short introductory recording. Online questions will be possible.

Please note that due to the high cost of making the conference available online, in-person and online attendance have the same registration fees.

 


Childcare

We are able to provide childcare with qualified childminders at KR9 for children ages 6 months to 10 years old. The childcare will be available between 0800 and 1800 hours during the main conference (Monday 18th July, 2022, to Wednesday 20th July, 2022) and will be free of charge. Please download this form and register for childcare by May 15th, 2022. It may be possible to accommodate additional children after this date but is not guaranteed. Please contact Gina Moseley via the conference email address (kr9conference-geology@uibk.ac.at) for further details.

The childminders will provide their mobile KIDS-BOX, which contains toys and handicrafts, a folding baby cot and a nappy-changing facility. Further details on the KIDS-BOX can be found here (in German): https://www.uibk.ac.at/familienservice/service-uni/sonstiges/kidsbox/die-kidsbox-infozettel.pdf. In addition, the caregivers will bring along age-appropriate play, painting and craft materials, books and a little surprise for each child. Parents are asked to provide food for their children.

 


Visas

To check whether or not you need a visa for attending the conference, please visit the website of the Federal Ministry Republic of Austria, Europe, Integration and Foreign Affairs.

Participants who require an official letter of invitation should send a request to kr9conference-geology@uibk.ac.at with the required information including travel date, name, date of birth, and passport number of the invitee.

According to the Federal Ministry Republic of Austria, visa applications can be processed at the earliest three months prior to the start of the journey and they should be submitted at the latest three weeks ahead of the start of the journey. Letters of invitation will be sent at the start of April in order that they are received in good time for the application.

The invitation is not a commitment on the part of the organisers to provide financial support. The organiser cannot provide or sign any EVE documents or guarantee letters. It should be understood that the organisers can only issue an invitation which includes the time of the conference plus the travel days directly before and after.

A letter of invitation can only be provided for abstract authors and/or registered participants (paid conference registration). Letters for other persons, e.g. family members, cannot be issued.

  


Committees

Scientific Committee

Andrea Columbu: University of Parma, Italy
Dirk Hoffmann: University of Göttingen, Germany
Gayatri Kathayat: Xi'an Jiaotong University, China
Marc Luetscher: Swiss Institute for Speleology and Karst Studies, Switzerland
Nele Meckler: University of Bergen, Norway
Ana Moreno: Instituto Pirenaico de Ecología, Spain
Kira Rehfeld: University of Tübingen, Germany
Ira Sasowsky: University of Akron, USA
Denis Scholz: University of Mainz, Germany
Pauline Treble: Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation, Australia
Haiwei Zhang: Xi'an Jiaotong University, China

Organising Committee

Gina Moseley - gina.moseley-[at]-uibk.ac.at
Christoph Spötl - christoph.spoetl-[at]-uibk.ac.at
Gabriella Koltai - gabriella.koltai-[at]-uibk.ac.at
Linda Partl - linda.partl-[at]-congressorganisation.at
Paul Töchterle - paul.toechterle-[at]-uibk.ac.at
Mojgan Soleimani - mojgan.soleimani-[at]-student.uibk.ac.at

 


Contact

Please email kr9conference-geology@uibk.ac.at for further information.

If you are not a member of the KR9 email list and would like to be kept informed about developments regarding the conference, as well as announcements that are important to the community (e.g. job postings, conference sessions), please join the KR9conference google group here. Note that it is not necessary to have a gmail account.


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