IAA Gotland 27-30 August 2019

Kräftkonferens 2019

Information på svenska (översiktligt om IAA Gotland 2019 samt om Informationsdagen 27 augusti om kräftodling och vattenbruk - på svenska).

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The meeting

A regional European IAA (International Association of Astacology) meeting will take place, 27 - 30 August 2019, at Uppsala University - Campus Gotland, within the walls of medieval town Visby on Gotland, the largest island in the Baltic Sea. Apart from usual crayfish topics like crayfish plague, conservation, genetics, physiology, management and invasives there will be a special theme with aquaculture in general and crayfish culture in particular. Subjects like epigenetics and risk analyses will most likely also be touched upon.

The meeting will start 27 August with a day dealing with local and regional crayfish and aquaculture questions (in Swedish). In the evening there is a welcome reception for everyone, local regional and international alike. Then follow two days of plenary talks, contributed talks, posters and workshops. The last day, 30 August, will be devoted to an excursion on Gotland visiting sites for noble crayfish farming, for extermination of the invasive signal crayfish and for restoration of noble crayfish populations. The day will end with a tour of the research station Ar on the northern part of Gotland where we will also have the conference banquet in the form of a traditional Swedish crayfish party.

The meeting is organised by Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Blue Centre Gotland, Eastern Finland University, Swedish Rural Network and Gotland County Administrative Board. Every crayscientist, crayexpert, crayenthusiast or any other type of a crayperson - meaning, farmer, manager, scientist or interested - is warmly invited to take part.

Please check back here for updated information and news.


Register for the conference

Abstract submissons

Accomodation and Travel

Student awards

Registration and fees

Until 15 June

From 16 June

Registration fee

SEK 2,200

SEK 2,500

Accompanying guest fee

SEK   800

SEK   900

All prices are including 25 % VAT (taxes). 

The registration fee includes admission to the conference including coffee and lunches according to the program as well as a Welcome reception on 27 August, Excursion and Banquet on 30 August. Please note that some of the events need pre-registration on the registration form.

Accompanying guest fee includes Welcome reception, Excursion and Banquet.

Exchange rates may vary. To see current exchange rates, please visit www.oanda.com.    


Payment must be made in advance of the conference.

Swedish delegates

  • Swedish delegates can choose to pay either by credit card or by invoice.
  • If you choose to pay by invoice, an administrative fee of SEK 125 (25% VAT included) will be added. You will receive your invoice by regular mail.

Employees of Swedish University of Agricultural Science (SLU)

  • SLU- employees should choose option “Internfaktura” under payment option.
  • You need to have your Palette reference (3 digits and 3 letters) ready when you start your registration.

Delegates from outside Sweden

  • According to Swedish legislation, 25% VAT has already been added also for delegates from outside Sweden.
  • All payments must be made in SEK (Swedish krona)
  • Payment should be made by credit card or by bank transfer.
  • Upon choice of payment method ”International bank transfer” on the registration form, you will receive an invoice including bank transfer information such as bank account, IBAN, etc. Confirmation letter and invoice will be sent by e-mail.
  • Please note that we accept the following credit cards: VISA and Master Card. We will not accept any bank charge deductions.

Cancellations and Refunds

Cancellations must be made by e-mail to: crayfish2019@akademikonferens.se. Cancellations made before 15 June 2019 will be refunded in full except for a cancellation fee of SEK 625 (25% VAT included). Cancellations made after 15 June 2019 will not be refunded. Cancellation of only separate activities or meals is non-refundable.

Change of delegate
If you are not able to participate, you are welcome to give your spot to a colleague. Please contact the conference secretariat to make the change.

Conference secretariat
Email: crayfish2019@akademikonferens.se

Abstract submissions and presentations

We are now ready to receive IAA Gotland 2019 presentation abstracts from delegates. Please, register first, but feel free to think about your scientific presentation already at this stage.

Anyone in early stages of their career, such as students and post-docs, are strongly encouraged to submit abstracts. Thus, the IAA Gotland 2019 stage for oral presentations should be especially used by those who hold the keys to the future in their hands.

The abstracts should be produced following basic scientific protocol and should be kept short and descriptive. The abstracts should follow these steps and format: presentation type (oral or poster), title (all caps, max. 100 characters), names of authors (format M. Name, underline presenting author), list of author institutions, email address of the presenting author, keywords (max. 6 words) and abstract itself (max. 150 words). Use font Calibri size 11.

Abstract submission deadline extended to July 15, 2019.  Submissions are made to Japo Jussila by email: japo.jussila@uef.fi.

Oral presentations

The oral presentations are 15 min in length, thus the scientific talk itself should be maximum 12 min in length with a slot for short questions and change of speakers. The talks should be oriented as briefings of various interesting scientific and management topics. This will enable further person-to-person discussions during the more inofficial IAA Gotland 2019 program.

The content of the oral presentations could be theory, results, speculation or conclusions oriented. The presenters are encouraged to minimise method descriptions and instead focus on explaining theoretical, practical and applied outcome and application of their research.

Poster presentations

Posters are welcome, too. Poster format should be maximum A1 (60X85 cm) in size and in upright format. Preferably having lots of interesting pictures and text. Content wise they should be thought-provoking and may even be controversial. Everybody likes easy to read and understand posters.

Student awards

IAA Gotland conference organizers proudly present student awards for participating students. There will be at least two awards handed out for best scientific and innovative oral and poster presentations.

All IAA Gotland conference participating students are automatically included for the student awards. The awards include a diploma signed by the organizing committee and travel expenses support.

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