Application deadline: 18 January 2019.

Townhall meetings offer an active discussion platform that is open to all interested conference participants. At townhall meetings, information is shared on new initiatives or opportunities of interest to a wide range of disciplines. This is often followed by an open discussion on the matter raised. Townhall meetings are non-commercial and cannot be used for session extension.

Any participant may organize a townhall meeting, which is subject to the approval from the programme committee chair. Townhall meetings will take place Monday–Tuesday and Thursday–Friday from 19:00 to 20:00 in lecture rooms of the congress centre. Applications are submitted online and need approval from the programme committee chair. Upon acceptance, the respective meeting will appear in the townhall meeting programme as a session. Conveners can then add public information to their townhall meeting using the convener tools.