2019 Biennial Conference of the Systematics Association

Venue: 

An early version of the program can be downloaded here.

See the list of this year’s Keynote speakers

Registration is now open!

Registration Fees:

Early bird Rate (until 31 March 2019):

Early Bird Full Rate – SA Member = £210
Early Bird Full Rate – Non-member = £240
Early Bird Student Rate – SA Member = £110
Early Bird Student Rate – Non-member = £140

 From 1 April 2019:

Full Rate – SA Member = £230
Full Rate – Non-member = £260
Student Rate – SA Member = £140
Student Rate – Non-member = £170
Developing Countries Rate = Same as early bird member rate during the entire period *
1-Day – Full = £105
1-Day – Student = £70

Optional: Conference banquet dinner £45.00

– The Conference banquet dinner will take place at the Bristol City Museum on Tuesday June 18th at 7:00pm. There are limited seats available. Booking must be done in advance and the purchase of the ticket will be available through the Eventbrite registration page.  

* To access the developing countries fee you must be student or staff working or enrolled in institutions in one of the Low and Lower-middle income economies as defined by the World Bank. See full list of countries. Contact the registration team at 

Watch this space and follow the Systematics Association twitter (@SystAssn) for update announcements.


Student Bursaries

A limited number of bursaries worth £200.00 are available to student members to help with attendance costs. In order to apply you must:

– Be a member of the Systematics Association

– Submit an abstract

– Briefly explain your circumstances and why you need to apply for a bursary in the abstract submission form. 

Please note bursary application deadline will be the same as the abstract submission deadline: 26 April 2019.


Abstract submissions are now open!

Abstract Submission Deadline: 26 April 2019

To submit an abstract, first download a template (Word and Open Document formats available) and prepare your abstract.

Main text word limit: 250 words (excluding Title, Authors and Affiliations). 

You may submit more than one abstract, but you must complete a form submission with its corresponding file separately.


Visa for travelling to the UK for registered participants

Certain nationalities can travel without the need of a visa to the UK. You should check if you require a visa to travel to the UK in the Home Office website.

The organisers will provide a letter confirming participation to registered participants only (i.e. those who have paid and supplied their details for registration in the Eventbrite website). To get this letter, please contact the Registration team forwarding your registration details. 

It is the responsibility of each participant to make sure they comply with UK travel rules, carry out any visa applications and cover their own travel expenses. The Systematics Association cannot offer funds to support the cost of visa travel arrangements nor can provide suggestions on how to complete visa applications.