Soils and Sustainable Development Goals - 2018 Society Conference

Event date: 
Tuesday, September 4, 2018 to Wednesday, September 5, 2018
Event venue: 
Lancaster University, Lancaster LA1 4YW, United Kingdom
Event description: 

The 2018 Society Conference will be held at Lancaster University on 4th-5th September. The theme is Soils and Sustainable Development Goals where we will explore the role of soil science in achieving these goals.  

United Nations Sustainable Development Goals

Keynote speakers, offered papers and posters will provide an opportunity to explore how soil underpins sustainable development and we invite you to join in the discussions and present your research at this inspiring conference.  

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Call for Abtracts:

Soils constitute the foundation for sustainable development, essential ecosystem functions and food security. They are key to sustaining life on Earth.

We now invite contributions that address one or more Sustainable Development Goals above, for example  the role of soils in addressing challenges related to food security, water quality, climate change, biodiversity, gender equality, health and wellbeing.

Abstracts must be submitted before the closing date of midnight Sunday 10 June and should clearly show your preference for an oral or poster presentation.

  • Oral presentations will last no longer than 15 minutes including questions. This may be followed by a panel discussion with all speakers participating.
  • Poster presenters are invited to give a short presentation (up to 1 minute) to encourage the conference delegates to visit and talk to you about your research during the poster sessions. This could be a formal 60 second oral pitch or, if you would like to think creatively, you can use an object to help convey your message'. "If your research could be summed up in one object, what would that object be?" 

All abstracts must follow the below guidelines - failure to do so will result in your submission being returned.

Details:       ALL author's names and organisations must be included

Length:       300 words maximum

Keywords:  Up to 10 descriptive 'search' keywords must be included at the end of the abstract

To submit your abstract please use the Online Submission Form and follow the instructions. Please read the Guidance Notes carefully. 



Single, en-suite accommodation is available on-campus and the Society has secured a special discounted rate of £42 per night including breakfast. Rooms must be booked online and paid at time of booking.

Enter the dates and number of nights you require but leave the 'Area' box as 'Any Location'. In the 'Promotion Code' box type SOIL18 to receive the discounted rate

Please note that rooms are subject to availability so early booking is advised.