The Linnean Society Student Conference 2020

Our second year of this public-facing, skills-building conference for students

1st September 2019 – Submissions open
1st December 2019 – Submissions close
21st December 2019 – Successful candidates are notified
7th February 2020 - Linnean Society Student Conference

Linnean Society Student Conference 2020

Are you a PhD or Masters student involved in research linked to natural history? In this conference, we're inviting students to showcase their research in front of the public either through our public speaking or poster competitions. It's time to flex your engagement muscles!

Please note:

For talks, you will have 12 minutes to present and 3 minutes of questions.

For posters, you will need to be A1 size (landscape) and follow a specific format - click here to download guidance.

You can submit for both a talk and a poster, but if your application is successful you will be selected for only one.

How to submit:

Please fill out the application form(s) below and email to

If you have any problems with filling out the PDF, feel free to email plain text to instead.

We are happy to receive attachments to boost your abstract, such as videos of you public speaking, drafts of your poster or other media.

EXTRA EVENTS: Leading up to the Conference, we will be holding a variety of student skills-building events.
Places will be limited and booking is required (click the links below).

To hear about these events first, you can sign up to the mailing list here.