Symposia

Although there is no formal tardigradological society that would be responsible for organising periodical meetings, international conferences dedicated exclusively to tardigrades are held regularly. So far, there have been twelve tardigrade Symposia, each organised by different volunteering tardigradologists. However, some countries have been more active than others: there were four Symposia in Italy, three in the USA, two in Germany and one in Denmark, Poland and the UK.

On average, Symposia are held every three years. The first Symposium was held in Italy in 1974, the last also in Italy, in 2015, and the next one will take place in Denmark, in 2018. The XV Symposium has been planned to be held in Poland, in 2021.

Each congress is an extremely important event in our little tardigrade world. The Symposia are rare occasions to meet in one place almost all tardigradologists, who normally are scattered all over the globe.

Below you will find the full list of all International Symposia on Tardigrada as well as a map with the Symposia locations. In order to view detailed information on a particular Symposium, please use the list below or the left side menu.

Currently, full information is available for ten of the thirteen Symposia (II and V-XIII), but we'll be subsequently adding the missing sections (i.e. I and III-IV).

If you'd like to share photos from any of the Symposia, please email us.

We are very grateful to the organisers and participants of tardigrade Symposia for providing information and materials for this section of the Tardigrada Newsletter.
 


The Symposia List

 Symposium

 Year/Country

The 15th International Symposium on Tardigrada 2021
Kraków,
Poland
The 14th International Symposium on Tardigrada 2018
København,
Denmark
The 13th International Symposium on Tardigrada 2015
Modena,
Italy
The 12th International Symposium on Tardigrada 2012
Vila Nova de Gaia,
Portugal
The 11th International Symposium on Tardigrada 2009
Tübingen,
Germany
The 10th International Symposium on Tardigrada 2006
Catania, Sicily,
Italy
The 9th International Symposium on Tardigrada 2003
Saint Pete Beach,
Florida, USA
The 8th International Symposium on Tardigrada 2000
København,
Denmark
The 7th International Symposium on Tardigrada 1997
Düsseldorf,
Germany
The 6th International Symposium on Tardigrada 1994
Cambridge,
UK
The 5th International Symposium on Tardigrada 1992
College Park,
Maryland, USA
The 4th International Symposium on Tardigrada (under construction) 1985
Modena,
Italy
The 3rd International Symposium on Tardigrada (under construction) 1980
Johnson City, Tennessee, USA
The 2nd International Symposium on Tardigrada 1977
Kraków,
Poland
The 1st International Symposium on Tardigrada (under construction) 1974
Pallanza,
Italy

 


The Symposia Map

World Map from Wikipedia. Squares represent cities in which Symposia were held (yellow = one time, red = two times).


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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