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10 - 14 October 2022 I Leiden The Netherlands

11th World
Sponge Conference


The World Sponge Conference is hosted every 3-4 years and brings together international scientists from all around the globe to meet up and have lively discussions. Due to the pandemic the last conference was almost 5 years ago in Galway, Ireland, we are thus very excited to invite you to Naturalis Biodiversity Center, Leiden, The Netherlands.

We will have a single session with a suite of international keynote speakers, normal presentations, speedtalks, poster sessions and a workshop on taxonomy.

The conference will be partly live streamed and key note presentations can be looked back during the week at the virtual platform. We are very much looking forward meeting you in Leiden in October

We look forward to seeing you again

Keynote speakers

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Dr. Ana Riesgo
Dr. Scott Nichols
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Dr. Shirley Pomponi
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Dr. Paco Cardenas
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Prof. Torsten Thomas

Key dates 2022

March 7

Conference website open for abstract submission

June 15

Deadline for submission of abstracts 

August 15

Early bird deadline 

October 10-14



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See you in October

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