CC BY 2.0. Photo: Gijs VersteegWe regularly attend scientific meetings to exhibit our journals, meet our authors, editors, readers and answer any questions you might have about our journals, our publishing policies or the Royal Society. Here’s where you’ll find us throughout the summer.



We’re starting with the 10th World Biomaterials Congress in Montreal, Canada this week. Copies of our interdisciplinary journal, Journal of the Royal Society Interface, will be on display, and we’ve also selected a range of biomaterial-based papers which are free to access until the end of June.



Next up it’s the Association for the Sciences of Limnology and Oceanography’s Summer Meeting in Santa Fe, New Mexico from 5–10 June. In between scoffing tacos don’t forget to pick up a copy of Biology Letters if you’re there.

Towards the end of the month (16-20) we’re attending the American Society for Microbiology’s meeting in Boston, and the Society for the Study of Evolution Society of Systematic Biologists’ Evolution meeting in Austin, Texas from 17–21 June. The Publishing Editor for Philosophical Transactions B (ASM) and Proceedings B (SSE) will be there exhibiting our biological sciences collection. Look out for some free access!

RSNR_70_2_ThumbnailsWe then head back to Canada for the Three Societies History of Science Meeting at the University of Alberta from 22–25 June. Our representative will be there with copies of Notes and Records, our journal focussing on the history of science, technology and medicine.

We end June and begin July in Nottingham at the National Astronomy Meeting hosted by the Royal Astronomical Society. Recent issues of Philosophical Transactions A will be on display, including ‘New approaches in coronal heating’ and ‘Dissipation and heating in solar wind turbulence’.



From 2–6 July we’re attending the 10th FENS Forum of Neuroscience meeting in Copenhagen, Denmark. We’re taking part in the passport competition again so be sure to stop by our exhibitor booth and collect a stamp. About the same time, we’re in Brighton at the Society of Experimental Biology’s annual meeting.

We then head to Chicago for some pizza and to attend the 2016 Synthetic Biology: Engineering, Evolution and Design meeting from 18–21 July. The theme of SEED this year is designing, harnessing and expanding the capabilities of biological systems. Catch up on our latest synthetic biology content and our anniversary issue of Interface Focus on ‘Bioinspiration’.

At the end of July we’re getting all evo-devo-eco; firstly at the 6th meeting of the European Society for Evolution and Developmental Biology in Uppsala, Sweden from 26–29 July, and then at the International Society for Behavioural Ecology 16th congress hosted by the University of Exeter (29 July – 2 Aug). Our biological sciences collection, including Proceedings B, Biology Letters and Philosophical Transactions B will be exhibited at both conferences.



We begin August with a trip to Florida for the Ecological Society of America’s Annual Meeting from 7–12 August. The theme of this meeting is ‘novel ecosystems in the Anthropocene’. Watch out for the alligators. We’re sticking with Florida for the International Conference of Engineering in Medicine and Biology from 16–21 August; pick up copies of our interdisciplinary research journal, Interface, and its themed sibling Interface Focus.




We then head to Sendai, Japan for the International Conference on Nanotechnology (22–25 Aug). Our physical sciences journal collection will be on display here (life-size copies).

From 27 August to 4 September we’re attending the International Geology Congress in Cape Town, South Africa. There are three core topics the meeting will focus on: geoscience for society, fundamental geoscience and geoscience in the economy.

We end the summer conference season in Montpellier, France at the 45th International Eco Summit from 29 August to 1 September.


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