Full programme

Full programme with concurrent session presentation and poster titles can be found HERE.
Please note that some changes might still occur. Abstracts will be available on the virtual platform. 

Programme outline

Please note that the times are in Finnish time (UTC/GMT +3 hours, EEST Eastern European Summer Time)

Tuesday, 4 May

14.00 Opening remarks
14.30 Eurobats update
Suren Gazaryan
14.45 Ingemar Ahlen eulogy
Johnny de Jong
15.00 Keynote: From the editor’s perspective: Acta Chiropterologica and 20 years of bat research
Wieslaw Bogdanowicz
16.00-17.55 Concurrent sessions

Wednesday, 5 May

11.00 Welcome and instructions for sessions
11.15 Concurrent sessions
13.00 Coffee and short Black Yoga by Meri Mort
13.45 Keynote: Bats on the move – behavioral adaptations to changing resource landscapes
Dina Dechmann
14.45 Concurrent sessions
16.35 Break, Sponsors, long Black Yoga by Meri Mort (45mins)
17.25-18.30 Poster session

Thursday, 6 May

11.00 Welcome and instructions for sessions
11.15 Concurrent sessions
13.05 Coffee and short yoga break by Laura Luna
13.45 Keynote: Optimal Hibernation in Bats
Justin Boyles
14.45 Concurrent sessions
16.20 Break, Exhibition, longer Tribal dance exercise by Laura Luna (45 min)
17.20 Concurrent sessions
18.55 Cooking with Miika Kotila
20.00-21.00 Pub is open! Bring your own bottle
& Instructed Burlesque lesson by Olivia Rouge (45 min)

Friday, 7 May

11.00 Welcome and instructions for sessions
11.15 Concurrent sessions
13.05 Coffee and short dance break with Olivia Rouge (20 min)
13.45 Keynote: Bat diversity and diversification over time: insights from a megadiverse region
Maria Ramos
14.45 Unconference in break-out rooms
15.45 Unconference breakdown
16.15 Break, Escape from bat cave game
17.00 Conference ending, student prizes, final remarks
18.00-19.00 Pub is open! Bring your own bottle, Pub quiz!!


Please note that the programme is subject to changes.