Meetings

ČSSI 2020: Inaugural meeting of the Czech Society for Stable Isotopes
Umělecko-Vědecká Spolupráce České Společnosti pro Stabilní izotopy / Art-Science collaboration of the Czech Society for Stable Isotopes


About

Save the Dates: Nov 11-13th, 2020

The inaugural ČSSI 2020 workshop aims (i) to develop communication between stable isotope researchers [in the natural sciences] from Czechia and surrounding countries and (ii) to foster art-science collaborations that will deliver customized graphic designs for public outreach and education. The latter goal will capitalize on the independent talents of artists and scientists to remove barriers in transferring knowledge, specifically via presentation of these posters during the opening ceremony of the workshop (Nov. 11, 2020). This unique component will enable scientists, artists, and the general public to explore the inherent connection between art and science, and to grasp how the latest discoveries by isotope researchers in Czechia and the surrounding countries inform human activity and environmental processes.

 

Call for Abstracts

Deadline for Art/Science collaborative INFOGRAPHIC abstracts: September 15, 2020

Researchers who are interested to participate in the art/science collaboration should submit infographci abstracts describing their over-arching research question(s) and their stable isotope approach to make new discoveries. Infographic abstracts should focus on scientific concepts, framing of the research question, and discoveries as opposed to explicitly reporting data. The abstracts will be first evaluated for scientific merit and relevance and then presented to a panel of artists who will select winning, inspiring abstracts for development of customized, educational, infographic designs. In short, the role of the scientist will be to suggest a theme, theory, and rationale, which artist will conceptualize into a graphical narrative to inform the public.

Deadline for scientific presentations: October 7, 2020

Deadline for scientific posters: October 7, 2020

 

Program

Nov 11, 16:00 - 19:00 – Poster session, including Art/Science collaborative posters and traditional scientific results posters

Nov 12, 09:00 - 16:30 – oral presentations (9 presentations ---- 30 min. each)

Nov 12, 18:30 - 21:30 – Conference dinner

Nov 13, 09:00 - 14:00 – oral presentations (5 presentations ---- 30 min. each)

Wednesday, November 11th
16:00 19:00 Poster session - presentation of art-science collaborative projects. Dinner and beverages for conference attendees
Thursday, November 12th
9:00 9:30 Opening Plenary: František BůzekCzech Geological Survey, Progress of stable isotope research in Czechia
9:30 10:00 talk 1
10:00 10:30 talk 2
10:30 11:00 coffee break
11:00 11:30 talk 3
11:30 12:00 talk 4
12:00 14:00 Lunch (on your own) - subsidized lunches available at Uni-mensa upon request
14:00 14:30 Yuliya Vystavna, IAEA, Development of the regional isotope networks based on 60 years experience in the GNIP and GNIR
14:30 15:00 talk 6
15:00 15:30 coffee break
15:30 16:00 talk 7
16:00 16:30 talk 8
17:00 18:00 free time / happy hour / Excursion 1 - City tour of Ceske Budejovice (included in registration fee)
18:30 21:30 Conference Dinner (t.b.a.)
Friday, November 13th *subject to extension, depending on # of abstracts submitted
9:00 9:30 Opening Plenary: Thorsten Grams, Technical University of Munich (TUM), Ecophysiology of Plants
9:30 10:00 talk 9
10:00 10:30 talk 10
10:30 11:00 coffee break
11:00 11:30 talk 11
11:30 12:00 talk 12
12:00 12:15 concluding remarks
12:30 14:30 free time / Excursion 2 - City tour of Ceske Budejovice (included in registration fee)

 

Venues

Nov 11th - Art / Science Collaboration & Poster presentations
Rabenštejn Tower
Panská 4/207 
370 01 České Budějovice

Nov 12-13th - Oral Presentations
ČSSI 2020 VENUE
Riegrova51 - Gallery
Riegrova 1756/51
370 01 České Budějovice

Hotels with special rates for ČSSI 2020 participants (mention when booking!)

HOTEL CONTACT & ADDRESS ACCOMMODATION TYPE PRICE NOTES
Clarion Congress Hotel reservations.cchcb@clarion-hotels.cz
Prague Class 14

CZ - 370 04 Czech Budejovice

Single room (DBL sgl use)

DBL or TWIN room

42 EUR (1150, -CZK)

46 EUR (1250, - CZK)

  • The rates for the accommodation include buffet breakfast and VAT. City tax is paid on spot.
  • All the guests can park in our hotel own parking area for the rate of 6 EUR/car/nigh
  • < 15 min walk (1.1 km) to all ČSSI 2020 venue locations and city center

 

Organizers

Travis Meador, Ph.D.
Odborný asistent/ Assistant Professor

Přírodovědecká fakulta/ Faculty of Science
Jihočeská univerzita/ University of South Bohemia
Vedouci IRMS Labortoře/ Head of IRMS Lab
& Soil & Water Research Infrastructure
Biology Center CAS

+420 387 775 637
travis.meador @ bc . cas . cz

Prof. Ing. Hana Šantrůčková, CSc.
Děkanka / Dean

Faculty of Science
/ University of South Bohemia / University of South Bohemia

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