2020 Virtual Conference

Key Info

Conference Dates
10/10/20 — 11/10/20

Registration Dates
15/06/20 — 01/09/20

Abstract Submission Dates
15/06/20 — 15/08/20

Attendance Fees
Members €10.00
Non-Members €10.00

Given the current circumstances around Covid-19, we have decided to postpone our anniversary meeting on the island of Sylt, Germany to 8-11 October 2021.

Postponing the Sylt conference does not mean we should skip a year of sharing knowledge and meeting each other:

We invite you to join a virtual conference on 10-11 October 2020.

Following other ornithological events, we will be using Zoom Webinar to host the meeting. Each registered delegate will receive a link to the conference on their email few days before the event.

The conference attendance fee is €10. Any surplus made will be used to support the publishing of Wader Study.


If you have any questions regarding our annual meetings, please contact us via

9:00-17:00* CEST, Saturday, 10th of October

13:00-21:00* CEST, Sunday, 11th of October

*These are preliminary timings which may be adjusted based on the time zones of speakers.

Please submit your abstract under the Submit Abstract tab until the 15th of August. The length of the abstract should not exceed 250 words (+ title and author information).

To ensure a smooth running of the conference, we ask the conference presenters to pre-record their talks.

  1. The planned length of the pre-recorded talk is ca 12 minutes, more details will follow later.
  2. After the talk, each presenter will have time for live questions and discussion.
  3. The pre-recorded talk should be submitted latest on the 1st of October.

You are free to use any presentation recording software to save your talk in a video format. One easy option is Microsoft Powerpoint, which has the possibility to concurrently record both the image of the presenter and slides.

There will be a possibility to use separate rooms for discussions or workshops on more specific topics during the conference weekend.

If you are interested in organising a discussion in a separate room, please let us know when and for how long you would need to use the room via

Please login or register (you can use the buttons at the top of the page) to access the conference registration form.


More Payment Options

You can also transfer the conference fee to the following bank account:

Dutch ING Bank account: Wader Study Group,

Leeuwarden, The Netherlands,


IBAN: NL16 INGB 0004030082.

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