26th International Plant Taphonomy Workshop 2017
öttingen


24th-26th November 2017


This will be an open meeting with talks, posters and round table discussions on plant taphonomy, and the maintenance and availability of palaeobotanical collections and issues such as deterioration and preservation. Students are particularly welcome to join in and can attend for free.

You will find the second circular here: second circular

LOCATION:
The conference takes place at the Faculty of Geosciences and Geography (Geowissenschaftliches Zentrum der Universität Göttingen) at the northern campus of the University of Göttingen. We are based in the area of the building with the green star near the Geological Museum (Museum für Geologie).

Faculty of Geosciences and Geography
Goldschmidtstraße 1-3
37077 Göttingen
Germany



TRAVEL:
International flights
You can fly to Frankfurt International Airport, located about 250 km southwest of Göttingen. Trains run twice every hour to and from Frankfurt International Airport. Transfer time is about 2 to 2:40 h from Frankfurt Airport.
Alternatively you can fly to Hannover International Airport, located 100 km north of Göttingen. This airport is connected by S‐Bahn to Hannover central station (Hannover Hauptbahnhof), from where the fast trains take 0:35 h twice an hour, and regional trains take 1:15 h every hour to Göttingen.


Public transport within Germany
There are both faster Inter City Express (ICE) and slower Inter Regio (IR) train connections to Göttingen, (for timetabling see DeutscheBahn: www.bahn.de). At the train station take either bus lines 21/22/23 from ‘Bahnhof D’ and get off at the stop ‘Tammannstrasse’ or take bus line 41 from or 41 from ‘Bahnhof A’ and get off at ‘Goldschmidtstrasse’. There, follow the signs ‘Uni-Nordbereich’ and ‘Fachbereich Geowissenschaften’.
To check times and other buses from the city centre see www.goevb.de (in German)


Travel by car
On the north-south bound motorway A7 take the exit ‘Göttingen-Nord’. At the first traffic light on the feeder road go straight ahead on the B27 and turn right after approx. 500m ('Kliniken‘). Follow the signs ‘Uni-Nordbereich‘ and ‘Fachbereich Geowissenschaften‘.


REGISTRATION AND ABSTRACT SUBMISSION:
Registration is by email to Leyla Seyfullah, by 30 August 2017: Email: lseyful@uni-goettingen.de
Abstracts (500 words maximum) for posters (A0 portrait) and talks of 20 minutes are due by email to Leyla Seyfullah by 1 October 2017: Email: lseyful@uni-goettingen.de



ATTENDANCE FEE:
10 € payable at the meeting. Students attend for free.


CONFERENCE OUTLINE:
Evening of Friday 24th November: Informal pre-meeting dinner at 19.00.
Saturday 25th November: Workshop with key note presentations; talks and poster sessions, roundtable discussions. Conference dinner at 19.00, at your own expense.
Sunday 26th November: Collection visit, possibly further talks, and field trip to Willershausen Fossil Site (on demand).


ACCOMMODATION:
There are several options available. If you wish to stay near the venue, please reserve those options quickly as there is limited space available.
Following is a list of hotels and hostels in Göttingen, their respective distance to the conference venue and approximate price per night.
The hotel location information can be found from each hotel/hostel website below:


Best Western, Hotel am Papenberg: distance to venue ~700 m; 5 minute walk; room prices from 85 €; www.papenberg.bestwestern.de
Please note that we have 15 single rooms reserved at the Best Western, Hotel am Papenberg until August 31st, please refer to "Gruppe: Uni 23.11" when booking to get the rooms with discount (at 85 € per night)


Youth Hostel Göttingen: distance to venue 3.5 km; bed in shared room from 31 €, www.goettingen.jugendherberge.de/Portraet

Hostel 37: distance to venue ~6 km; bed in shared room from 28 €; www.hostel37.de
B&B Hotel Göttingen-city: distance to venue ~3.5 km; room price from 56 €, www.hotelbb.de/en/goettingen-city
Weender Hof: distance to venue ~2 km; room price 50 € to 80 €; www.weenderhof.de
InterCity Hotel: distance to venue ~4 km; room prices from 88 €; www.intercityhotel.de
Hotel Eden: distance to venue ~5 km; room prices from 79 € to 169 €; www.eden‐hotel.de

Leine-Hotel: distance to venue ~5 km; room prices from 76 €;

Parkhotel Ropeter (Best Western): distance to venue ~6 km; room prices from 88 €; http://www.bestwestern.de/hotels/Goettingen/best‐western‐Parkhotel‐Ropeter
Novostar Hotel: distance to venue ~6.5 km; room prices from 65 € www.novostar.de
Hotel Stadt Hannover: distance to venue ~3.5 km; room prices from 85 € www.hotelstadthannover.de
Hotel Beckmann: distance to venue ~4 km; room prices from 42 € www.hotel‐beckmann.de
Hotel Astoria: distance to venue ~2 km; room prices from 66 € www.astoria‐goettingen.de
Hotel Garni Gräfin von Holtzendorff: distance to venue ~5 km; room prices from 35 € to 45 €; www.graefinhotelgarni.de
Hotel Rennschuh: distance to venue ~7 km; room prices from 49 € www.rennschuh.de
Hotel Schiffer: distance to venue ~5 km; room prices from 68 € to 75 €; www.schiffer‐hotel.com
Romantik Hotel Gebhards: distance to venue ~3.5 km; room prices from 104 €; www.gebhardshotel.de
Hotel Central: distance to venue ~4 km; room prices from 79 €, www.hotel‐central.com
Onkel Tom’s Hütte: distance to venue ~7 km; room prices 55 €, www.restaurant-onkel-toms-huette.de/hotel
Hotel zum Stresemann: distance to venue ~5 km; room prices from 60 €; www.hotel‐stresemann.de
Hotel Freizeit Inn: distance to venue ~9.5 km; room prices from 106 € www.freizeit‐in.de
Adesso Hotel Schweizer Hof: distance to venue ~7 km; room prices from 96 €, www.adessohotel.de


DEADLINES & IMPORTANT DATES:
Abstract submission: October 1st, 2017
Registration deadline: August 30th, 2017


CONTACT INFORMATION:
Dr Leyla Seyfullah
Dept. Geobiology, Geoscience Centre, University of Göttingen
Goldschmidtstr. 3, 37077 Göttingen, Germany
Phone: +49‐(0)551‐39 7903; Fax: +49‐(0)551‐39 7918
Email: lseyful@uni-goettingen.de