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Overview of the conference programme:

The conference program is now published, see links below. You will receive printed copies when you register at the conference venue.

Link to Conference program

Session schedule

Wednesday, August 20                                                                                                         

19.00 – 21.00 Registration, conference appetizer and welcome reception

Thursday, August 21

9.15 Opening session
Deputy Director of the Estonian Environmental Board Leelo Kukk
Rector of Tallinn University  Tiit Land
Conference Co-Chair Mart Reimann

10.00 Keynote Rein Ahas

11.00 Keynote Peter Debrine

12.00 Lunch

13.00 – 15.00 Parallel session 1

15.00-16.00 Refreshments  + poster session

16.00 – 18.00 Parallel session 2

Friday, August 22

9.00-11.00 Parallel session 3

12.00 – 23.00 Mid conference tour (including lunch, refresments, dinner and entertainment)


Saturday, August 23

8.30 – 10.30 Parallel session 4

10.30 – 11.00 Refreshments

11.00 – 12.00 Keynote David Weaver

12.00 - 13.00 Lunch

13.00 – 15.00 Parallel session 5

15.00 – 15.30 Refreshments

15.30 – 17.30 Parallel session 6

17.30- 18.00 Closing session

19.00 Conference dinner and entertainment


Sunday, August 24

Post conference tours

Monday, August 25

Post conference tours

Session formats

Oral presentations

Most of the sessions will consist of oral scientific paper presentations in parallel sessions. Depending on the number of participants, the conference organizers may limit the number of presentations to one oral presentation (participants may be listed as a co-author on more than one presentation).

The lecturers will have 20 minutes for their presentations, including 5 minutes for questions.​

Poster presentations

MMV also welcomes poster presentations. This is an opportunity to provide more conference attendees to review and discuss your work with you. This is also the most appropriate venue to present non-academic work. There will be designated timeslots for poster presentations in the conference program. A committee will award prizes for the best posters.

The size of the posters should not exceed these dimensions:

Width: 80 cm

Hight: 150 cm

Organized sessions

The MMV conference encourages interdisciplinary dialogue and interaction between scientists and practitioners. Participants who wish to organize special sessions (oral presentations on a specific topic), round tables (round table discussions on a particular topic), or film or video presentations are encouraged to submit proposals to the conference organizers. Special sessions typically have presenters committed in advance by the session organizer, but can also be organized as open sessions that include presenters assigned by the conference organizers.

The proposal should include the session title, a description of purpose and content (300 words), the name, affiliation and contact details of the person organizing the session and the names of proposed participants (if participants are committed in advance). Proposals should be sent to: mmv7....at....tlu.ee

Proposals for organized sessions: Submission

Organizers will be responsible for maintaining  primary contact with the MMV program chairs, contacting the participants to ensure they are registered for the meeting, and serving as the chair (or designating a person to chair) for the session. Participants in organized sessions which include oral presentations should submit an abstract for oral presentation (see instructions above) .

Sessions at the MMV conference will be scheduled in blocks of 120 minutes. Organized sessions can stretch over more than one block, but this needs approval from the organizers. The program organizers may reject proposed organized sessions that are outside the aim and scope of the MMV conference or otherwise judged to be inappropriate.

Conference dinner

Conference dinner will be in Tallinn and as appropriate for the best preserved medieval capital it includes medieval style entertainment which presents medieval time recreation.

Pre- and post conference meetings

The conference facility provides good opportunities to host pre or post conference meetings. Anyone interested in organizing such a meeting is encouraged to contact the conference organizers.