The scientific programme is being planned by the Scientific Program Committee. The program consists of 6 plenary talks, 10 sessions of pre-selected symposia, 20 sessions of oral presentations (selected from the submitted abstracts and organised to themes by the SPC), and 2 poster sessions. 

See the preliminary full programme here

Note also that the Migrant Landbird Study Group arranges a pre-conference symposium, starting 17 August, at the conference site

Short overview of the programme 

Friday 18.8.
15:00-19:30 Registration and social get-together (refreshments)
Saturday 19.8.
Full Conference day 9:00 - 19:00
2 plenaries, 5 symposia and 5 open sessions, poster session
Sunday 20.8.
Full Conference day 9:00 - 19:00
2 plenaries, 5 symposia, 5 open sessions,
poster session
Monday 21.8.
Mid-congress excursions
Tuesday 22.8.
Full Conference day 9:00 - 18:00
2 plenaries, 10 open sessions, General Assembly
19:00- Congress dinner at Koulu Restaurant 

Plenary speakers

Peeter Hõrak
Erkki Korpimäki 
Peter L. Pap Pat Monaghan

Poster sessions

Two poster sessions are held in the evening with refreshments offered. Poster session will start with a selection of participants pitching their poster in a series of short (2 min) oral presentations, after which poster presenters should be present at their poster in their session.