Symposium Program

From scientific sessions and invited speakers, to social activities and business meetings, all attending Delegates to the 2023 Joint Symposium of ISEB and ISSM will have a range of formal and informal opportunities to learn, listen, and interact. A full schedule of events is planned!

Scientific Program

The Scientific Program includes keynote, plenary, and invited speakers, as well as volunteered Delegate oral and poster presentations. Sessions will seamlessly link the Joint Symposium themes of both organizations. 

NEW - the Final Program

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Student Awards

A panel of judges will evaluate student oral and poster presentations to award top prizes for research presented at the symposium. Also, any early-career biogeochemistry investigator or student may compete for the Wolf Vishniac Memorial Award, presented by the International Society for Environmental Biogeochemistry. 

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Social Program

A range of social and networking events are planned throughout the week for everyone, from students to retirees.  

On event will be Curling and Networking, Wednesday afternoon, at the Fenlands. Another event being discussed is Bowling, Friday afternoon, after the end of the symposium.

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ISEB Business Schedule

ISEB will have executive committee, international board, and membership meetings throughout the week.

ISEB Executive Board will meet early in the week (Monday evening), followed by a meeting of the Executive Board and International Advisory Committee, likely during a meal later in the week (e.g., lunch). The purpose of these meetings is to decide the next group of Committee members, elect/re-elect current members, and decide on the location of the next ISEB symposium. Finally, all NEW and OLD members will participate in a Society Meeting, Friday morning, before the plenary and farewell reception. Please plan on attending, as your registration includes a 2-year membership with ISEB!

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ISSM Business Schedule

ISSEM will have executive committee, international advisory board meetings, and other events throughout the week.

The ISSM International Committee will meet during the morning, before the sessions begin, although the day is yet to be determined. The purpose of the meeting is to introduce new members and decide on the location of the next ISSM symposium.

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Journal Special Issues

Don't let your hard work go unnoticed! We are planning several special issues in different journals to offer a range of disciplinary opportunities. Consider submitting your manuscripts to them.

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Field Excursions

The town of Banff and the surrounding region have a range of activities to pursue throughout the week.

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Group photo from the 2017 International Symposium for Subsurface Microbiology in Rotorua, New Zealand.

2023 ISEB & ISSM

About us

The International Society for Environmental Biogeochemistry and the International Society for Subsurface Microbiology teamed up in 2005 for their first joint symposium in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. This 2023 gathering of both societies will be the  2nd joint symposium, but separately will be the 25th symposium for ISEB and the 11th symposium for ISSM.