Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)


Conference Registration

You can register during the following times and days:

Sunday July 3rd 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Monday July 4th 8:00 am to 4:00 pm
Tuesday July 5th 8:30 am to 4:00 pm
Wednesday July 6th 8:30 am to 4:00 pm
Thursday July 7th 8:30 am to 4:00 pm
Friday July 8th 9:00 am to 12:00 pm

If you are a presenter in one of the oral session or the poster session please register as early as possible.

The location for the registration is:

UFZ – Leipziger KUBUS

Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research – UFZ
Permoserstrasse 15
04318 Leipzig

How to reach the UFZ – Leipziger KUBUS in Leipzig

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Oral Presentations

Oral presentations format is 12 minutes for talk and 3 minutes for questions.

Presenters should hand their presentations in MS PowerPoint or PDF format on an USB flash drive at the front desk of` the Conference anytime you want but not later than 30 minutes before their session starts.


If your presentation requires special needs please contact the front desk of the Conference as early as possible. Our IT team will be happy to provide support.

Poster Presentations

Poster format is A0 (841 x 1189 mm).

Poster presenters should bring their printed posters to the front desk anytime between 8:00 and 9:00 am of the first day of the Conference (July 4th) to be assigned a space.

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Social events


On Sunday evening (July 3rd) the GEO BON conference will kick-off with an icebreaker at the conference venue from 6pm – 8pm.


On Tuesday evening, (July 5th), all participants are invited to take part of a free guided tour in English through Leipzig City Center. Space is limited so please register at the conference venue.

The tour will start at 7:00 pm leaving from the Conference venue and last for approximately one hour and a half. A bus will take you from the conference venue to the city centre, where the walking tour will start and end!


The GEO BON conference will come to an end on Friday evening with the Conference Dinner starting at 7:00 pm at the conference venue. The bar opens at 6:00 pm. Registration will be accepted until Monday, (July 4th). Fingers crossed for good weather!


Leipzig is a young and vibrant city with several restaurants, cafes and bars spread throughout the old part of the town. Find here a map of some of our favourite restaurants, as well as a some places of interest, that you might enjoy visiting while you are staying in Leipzig.

For those interested in football: Euro 2016 will be in its final stages in the week of the GEO BON Conference. Many restaurants and bars will have outdoor and indoor screens where they will be showing the games. Find here a list of some of these places.

Lunch and Coffee breaks

We will have a vegetarian lunch buffet during the conference (12:30 pm – 01:30 pm) in the foyer of the venue. The participants who selected lunch option for each day will get lunch tickets at the registration. Coffee, Tea, Water and Juices will be provided for all participants during the whole conference.

For the participants who have decided to not have lunch at the conference venue we listed some alternative lunch options: In the neighbourhood you can find some supermarkets, bakeries, a butcher and a small Bistro as well as a Burger King Restaurant (10 min walk each). The Suite Hotel (Permoserstr. 50, 04328 Leipzig) also has a restaurant.

Please consider that these are the only possibilities in a feasible distance to get any food on site!

Please notice: Unfortunately, we are not allowed to use the cafeteria of UFZ during the time of the conference. Therefore, we would kindly ask you to not enter the UFZ Cafeteria.

Additional information

If you require assistance at any point, please look for one of the volunteers and organizers.


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