Registration and Abstracts

The registration deadline has now passed – those wishing to register late should contact the local organisers directly to enquire about availability. For those who have already submitted an abstract and wish to login to the abstract submission system this can be found here.

The outline conference schedule can be found on the programme page.

Please note the deadlines below. To add the conference of these deadlines to your calendar please view the event listing on the RSC events website where individual ics downloads are available.

07 January 2020 Registration and abstract submission system opens
14th February 2020 Deadline for ESR Group student bursaries
21st February 2020 Deadline for all abstracts including JEOL talk competition
21st February 2020 Deadline for conference registration and payment.

Registration fees

Full Delegate (single room) £550
Student Delegate (shared accommodation) £400
Student Delegate (single room) £550
Full Delegate (without accommodation, but including dinners, receptions and banquets) £300
Student Delegate (without accommodation, but including dinners, receptions and banquets) £200
Accompanying person (shared accommodation) £350

Full registration fees include:

  • Accommodation
  • All scientific sessions
  • Abstract book
  • Morning and afternoon coffee breaks
  • All meals
  • All receptions
  • Conference banquet

Financial Support

The RSC ESR group are pleased to offer a limited number of student bursaries to assist students presenting their work at the meeting in funding conference registration or travel. Details of these bursaries, along with RSC travel grants for students and early-career researchers, and grants for carers are available on our financial support pages. The deadline for receipt of applications for the centrally administered RSC travel grants for students and early-career scientists was the end of January. The deadline for the ESR group’s own student bursaries was 14th Feburary. Both deadlines have now passed.

Abstract submission

Please use the abstract template. The abstract should be in word format using the template provided and fit on one page of A4 without any alteration of the margins. Fonts should be Calibri, 14pt for title, 12 pt for authors, and 11pt for affiliations and all other parts including references. Figures if included should be captioned in Arial 10pt. Please make data, figures, schemes, and equations as inserted images of sufficient resolution to print on an A4 page and with a legible text size. The document file size should be less than 10 MB. Please do not lock the file or convert to PDF – non-editable files will not be accepted.

Junior researchers may be interested in the JEOL Prize Talk Competition and should indicate on the abstract submission form if they wish to be considered (eligibility criteria apply).

Click here to access the abstract submission system.


Payments are accepted via bank transfer or credit card using a secure online payment system, via the link above.


Photographs may be taken at the event and used in conference reports, to publicize future meetings and on this website. If you do not wish your photograph to be used in these ways please inform the local organizing team on arrival and do not participate in the traditional conference group photograph. Accepted abstracts will be collated in the abstract booklet made available to all participants and downloadable through this website. By submitting your abstract you are consenting to distribution of your abstract to other conference participants in this manner. If you have any queries about privacy and the use of your personal data please contact the committee.