SASQUA 2022

THE 23RD CONFERENCE OF THE SOUTHERN AFRICAN SOCIETY FOR QUATERNARY RESEARCH

“Southern African climates and environments in a changing world: A view from the Quaternary”

25 – 30 September 2022

LOCATION

The congress will be held in person in St Lucia, KwaZulu Natal, South Africa

St Lucia is in northern Zululand and is a popular tourism hub nestled between the St Lucia Estuary, the Indian Ocean, and the the iSimangaliso Wetland Park, South Africa’s first UNESCO World Heritage Site.


CONFERENCE VENUE

St Lucia Ecolodge | St Lucia Ecolodge Website


ACCOMMODATION

Self-catering and B&B accommodation is available at the conference venue:

https://www.stlucia-ecolodge.co.za/

Special Conference Rates (15% discount) will be offered to delegates who book at the venue.

Contact: info@stlucia-ecolodge.co.za (reference: SASQUA 2022)

There is also a variety of other accommodation options in St Lucia to suit a range of budgets. 


IMPORTANT DATES

Conference dates: 25th  – 30th September 2022

Abstract submissions deadline: 15 July 2022

Financial support deadline:  15 July 2022

Registration deadline:  15 August 2022


PROGRAMME

Sunday 25th September: Arrivals and ice-breaker (boat trip St Lucia Estuary)

Monday 26th September: Day 1 presentations

Tuesday 27th September: Day 2 presentations + SASQUA Business Meeting (BGM)

Wednesday 28th September: Field excursion

Thursday 29th September: Day 3 presentations and Conference Dinner

Friday 30th September: Training workshops (optional) / departures


REGISTRATION & ABSTRACT SUBMISSION

*Non-salaried = students, ECRs, postdocs

The registration fee surcharge will be used as a contribution to supporting and boosting student attendance.

Registration fees include daily lunches and refreshments, boat trip, field excursion and conference dinner.


Payment details:

Please pay the fees by bank transfer before 15 August 2022 and send the proof of payment to: sasquacomms@gmail.com

Bank: ABSA Bank                           

Account Name:  SASQUA      

Account Number:  9054912711

Bank Branch Name: Durban city, branch code: 632005             

Swift Code:  ABSA ZA JJ             

Reference: (SASQUA2022 + YOUR INITIALS + YOUR SURNAME)


STUDENT SUPPORT

We will be offering limited support to students and ECRs, to apply please download and fill out the form (below) and submit to sasquacomms@gmail.com (include email subject line: SASQUA 2022 Student Support)


FIELD EXCURSION & TRAINING WORKSHOPS

Details for the mid-congress field excursion and post-congress workshops will be announced in due course.


INSTRUCTIONS FOR PRESENTERS

Oral presentations: 12 minutes talk with 3 minute question time

Posters: A0 size, portrait orientation


HEALTH CONCERNS

For the safety of all delegates, all Covid-19 health protocols will be observed. Participation is limited to fully vaccinated delegates or those with a valid medical exemption.

St Lucia falls within a low risk malaria area. The KZN Department of Health does not recommend antimalarial drugs for low risk areas. Consult this map for further information: http://www.kznhealth.gov.za/malaria/riskmap.pdf


ANY QUESTIONS?

Email the Local Organising Chair Dr Jemma Finch: finchj@ukzn.ac.za

Or contact us on: sasquacomms@gmail.com