Activities are being prepared to encourage networking across and within disciplines using social events, including an ice breaker event, poster sessions with wine and nibbles, conference dinner consisting of a Boma, training event and field trip.  We can also point you towards other activities to undertake after the conference to experience the thrills of Victoria Falls and wider game park experience.


AVANI Victoria Falls Resort – initial registration, buffet and drinks in the grounds of conference venue. 2nd July, 18.00-21.00.

Poster sessions:

There will be two poster sessions on the Tuesday and Wednesday (3/4th July), with flash presentations beforehand. Snacks and drinks will be provided during the poster sessions.

Boma-conference dinner:

Thursday (5th) evening 19.00-22.00, the Boma will be held at the Avani Victoria Falls Resort hotel on the banks of the Zambezi, within site of the edge of the Victoria Falls. A braai ( a social gathering around a barbeque which is typical in Zambia and other Southern African countries particularly South Africa, Namibia, Zimbabwe ) will be provided, along with entertainment including traditional music and dancing. The Boma also allows you to enjoy an African Village Experience as you visit different huts belonging to the people who you’d find in a village community such as craftsmen as they create traditional wares or the traditional healer.

Training event:

Friday (6th) will encompass a selection of training sessions encompassing topics on GIS, Introduction to Geostatistics using R, Quality Assurance for laboratory data, Presentation skills, Ethics, Isotope Tracer modelling and others subject to demand.  The training day will run in two ½ day sessions and will be free of charge, but does require advanced registration for demand management.  (Coffee will be provided, lunch will not).

All of the above events will be included within the registration price and supported by sponsors.

Field Trip:

Saturday (7th) will provide a visit to a local Agricultural Research station, a typical African village and end with a sunset cruise on the Zambezi.  Delegates will need to register in advance within the Early Bird registration date. The sunset cruise is optional, but we do need to collect funds for this component. The company organising the sunset cruise along the Zambezi will view wildlife on the river bank from 16.00-19.00. Buffet and drinks are included for £60.

SEGH Young Ambassadors’ Luncheon

This is a networking opportunity for young researchers  to meet and mingle with other young researchers as well as seasoned scientists from the SEGH community. Young attendees will be able to benefit from a motivational talk from an SEGH Mentor and discuss setting up a Young Ambassadors group. Dinner and refreshments will be included for £10. Friday lunchtime 6th July.