CHESS Annual Meeting, 7 – 9 June 2021, online with local hubs

June 7, 2021 @ 10:30 – June 9, 2021 @ 14:00

All CHESS student and supervisor members are warmly invited to our Annual Meeting 2021. The CHESS annual meeting is an excellent opportunity for all members to extend social contacts across institutions and disciplines. It is also a great chance for student members to practice presenting at conference and get valuable feedback as well as inspiration from fellow students and senior researchers from a wide range of backgrounds and disciplines.

One year on, the pandemic still makes travelling and the organization of larger gatherings difficult. So, like last year, the meeting will be online with local hubs for in-person participation in Bergen, Oslo, Tromsø, and Longyearbyen. All information, detailed program, links for oral presentations and posters, as well as other important logistics and arrangements will be posted on a dedicated CHESS webpage for the Annual Meeting.

The program outline can be viewed here.

Student presentations

All students will present their research, either in form of a poster or an oral presentation.

Each oral presentation session will be chaired by two students. The session chairs will give a 5-minute introduction before the session starts and should monitor and manage the timing of the session. If you would like to be a session chair, please indicate this on the registration form.

Duration of each talk will be 15 minutes plus 5 minutes for questions and discussion. As there is limited time available for student talks, only some students will be selected from the submitted abstracts for lecture presentations. All other students will be awarded poster presentations.

There will be 2 online poster sessions, on Monday and Tuesday evenings. In addition, some posters will be presented physically at local hubs during the extended one-hour coffee break on both days.

A committee, consisting of both students and supervisors, will give comments and feedback to each student presentation.

Non-scientific sessions

The theme this year revolves around the “Corona pandemic” with questions such as: How did the pandemic influence our daily work life? What has changed in the way we do Science? Challenges and opportunities? How to transition to post-pandemic times? There will be a breakout group session with discussion on different topics. Each group will be led by 2 PhD students. If you are interested to be a moderator of one of the groups, please indicate this on the registration form.

Registration & abstract submission

Please register with the form:

Registration deadline: 18 April 2021.

CHESS students submit their abstracts and registration at the same time.

There will be no binding time but please note that any cancellation after the assignment of presentations and evaluation committees will involve a significant amount of work by the organization committee to change the program. Please notify us well ahead of time if you really need to cancel your registration.

For questions regarding the registration and the program, please contact us at: