The Molluscan Forum is held every year at the Natural History Museum, London. The Society is currently planning a virtual edition of the Forum, which will take place on 19th November 2020. The Molluscan Forum is designed to be informal and to bring together people starting their research on molluscs, to give them the opportunity to present and discuss their work and to compare notes on methods and problems. Once again, the Forum will be held consecutively with the Young Systematists’ Forum (www.systass.org/ysf).
Attendance is open to all, but speakers and poster presenters should be research students, post-doctoral researchers, undergraduate students starting molluscan projects or dissertations, and amateurs engaged in substantial projects that have not yet been published. Any topic related to molluscs is acceptable: palaeontological, physiological, behavioural, ecological, systematic, morphological or molecular. The Forum usually ends with a wine reception sponsored by The Society, but this year a virtual social is planned.
There is NO registration fee. Usually, a limited amount of help with travel costs is available for presenters who cannot claim them from elsewhere, but since this year the forum will take place as a virtual gathering this will not be needed. Further information and the registration form is available here…
Most of all, the Forum is relaxed and fun!