Submit an extra abstract to INQUA!

Dear colleagues,
In recognition of the urgency and importance of including as many people as possible in the fairest possible way in Quaternary Science, the INQUAROMA2023 committee have kindly exempted the sessions below from the usual limits to participation in an INQUA Congress – explained here. In addition to one oral and one poster presentation on your scientific research, you can also submit an abstract to one of the sessions below that address this significant issue in Quaternary Science. This is confirmed on the abstract submission platform once you have logged in.
Colleagues who are early career or based in developing countries can also benefit from INQUA travel awards of up to €3750 to attend – Congress Attendance Support - International Union for Quaternary Research - INQUA
Full details of the sessions can be found here - Conference sessions – summaries are below:

INQUA 2023, Theme 7, Session 108 - Equitable and ethical knowledge production in Quaternary Science
This session addresses the problem of ‘parachute science’ and solutions to this, for example: how to enhance the global visibility of local science; norms to protect local IP, particularly when science is published in local languages; suggestions for initiatives for effective and fair collaborations between researchers across nationalities; capacity building in lower-income countries; the ethics of removal of samples and artefacts from their native countries for study and / or display elsewhere; best practices in teaching to include work by in-country researchers.

Contacts: Becky Briant (, Joaquin Arroyo-Cabrales (, Frank Mugyenyi (, Tom Roland (, Ahmed Serkhane (, Ashok Kumar Singhvi (
INQUA 2023, Theme 7, Session 187 - Equity, diversity and inclusion initiatives in the Quaternary Sciences
This session addresses diversity and inclusion across all characteristics. We welcome case studies of effective approaches to increase EDI across a wide range of relevant spaces, for example field, laboratory, conference, classroom and online. We also welcome contributions rooted in data, for example exploring demographics of the Quaternary Science community as a whole or in certain parts of the world, or investigating involvement in specific sub-disciplines, methods or work environments.
Contacts: Naomi Holmes (, Daniel Schillereff, Kathryn Adamson, Jane Hart