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Key dates

October 2018

December 31, 2018

January 15, 2019

March 1, 2019

April 10-12, 2019

Registration and Abstract submission opened

Early bird registration deadline

Deadline for submission of speaker and poster abstracts

Registration deadline

Tri-National Arabidopsis Conference 2019 in Zurich, Switzerland

Learn more about the Program

Meeting Fees

TNAM 2019 Dinner

Regular
Student
General

350 CHF
250 CHF
50 CHF

Early Bird
Early Bird

300 CHF
200 CHF

Instruction for speakers

  • Presentations will be in English and should be prepared in 4:3 or wide-screen format using Microsoft PowerPoint or PDF applications. It is suggested to use 28-point font for titles and 20-point font for body text on all slides.
  • Presentations should adhere to the time slots listed in the official TNAM 2019 scientific program. The timeframe includes at least 5 minutes for questions and discussion for regular talks and 3 minutes for short talks. Presentation times will be strictly enforced by session chairs.
  • Presentations should be provided on a USB drive for uploading on the conference computer. Please contact media staff member in the Auditorium conference room to upload your presentation – either in the morning before the program starts or during the coffee and lunch breaks.

Instructions for poster presenters

  • Poster must be prepared in English.
  • Each author will be provided one poster board. The available poster boards will fit a poster with a maximum of A0 portrait (84 cm width x 120 cm height). The abstracts and poster boards will be numbered, so please be sure to place your poster on the board with your number. Materials for attaching your poster will be provided by the organizers.
  • All posters will be displayed throughout the whole conference. Authors are expected to be present at their poster during the poster session.
  • A small number of poster abstracts will be selected for short talks. Poster authors will be informed about the selection of their poster for oral presentation after the submission deadline.

Official language

The official language at the congress is English.

Letter of Invitation

The TNAM 2019 organizers will be pleased to send a formal letter of invitation to participants to help them raise funds for travel and registration. Such invitation letter does not imply a commitment from the organizers to provide any financial support.

Liability and Insurance

Participants are requested to arrange for their personal travel and health insurance. The TNAM 2019 Organizers will not assume any responsibility whatsoever for damage or injury to persons or property during the congress.

Emergency Services

General Emergency calls * Dial 112

Weather

For the April weather in Zurich, anything is possible—sunshine and rain and change quickly, and it could even snow (less likely). Daytime average temperature is around 14°C, so bring appropriate clothing. For more information see: www.zuerich.com/en/visit/weather-in-zurich

Currency and money exchange

The currency in Switzerland is the Swiss Franc (CHF). 1 EURO is approx. 1.15 CHF. Most shops and restaurants accept EURO, but at a higher rate. Credit cards are widely accepted, also in taxis.

Shops

Shops are usually open from 09:00/10:00 to 20:00 hrs.

Tips

Tips are included in the prices given in taxis and restaurants in Switzerland. However, tipping (usually 10%) is greatly appreciated.

Smoking

Smoking is not allowed in indoor public places and restaurants in Switzerland. TNAM 2019 is a no-smoking event and smoking is permitted only outside the venue.

Electricity supply

Electricity is supplied at 220 volts A/C, 50 Hz cycle. Switzerland uses the Type J plugs with three rounded pins
(see https://www.worldstandards.eu/electricity/plugs-and-sockets/j)

Changes

The TNAM 2019 Organizers reserve the right to adjust or change the program as necessary.

Travel directions

Conference Site

ETH Zurich, Rämistrasse 101, 8092 Zurich​

Reception

Information will be provided later.