Hull 2017

11th Annual Meeting of BIPOSA

20th – 22nd September 2017

This year’s BIPOSA will take place in Kingston upon Hull

which is the 2017 City of Culture.

Please note that the BIPOSA office will close Tuesday morning (19th September) at 10 am, and queries will not be dealt with after this time. The office will reopen on the morning of Monday 25th September 2017.

We will be at Hull!  We look forward to seeing you there!

Annual Meeting Programme

Please view the programme and updates here

Claud Worth Lecture

Elias Traboulsi

Trimble Lecture

Irene Gottlob

Annual Meeting Venue

The 2017 Annual Meeting will take place at the City Hall, Kingston upon Hull.

Hull City Hall is right in the city centre of Hull in Queen Victoria Square. It is near the Maritime Museum and Ferens Art Gallery. There are limited pay and display on street car parking bays nearby, which are free after 6pm. The nearest car park is Princes Quay Shopping centre and the train station is approximately 5-10 minutes walk. For detailed travel information on getting to Hull visit Kingston upon Hull

Annual Meeting Reception

The 2017 Annual Meeting welcome reception will take place at the Martime Museum, Kingston upon Hull.

The museum is housed in the Victorian Dock Offices in Queen Victoria Square. These nautical themed offices were designed by Christopher G Wray and originally opened in 1871. Now they display Hull’s maritime activities from the late 18th century to present. Take the opportunity to discover the whaler’s craft of Scrimshaw and see a full sized whale skeleton, alongside superb ship models and stunning artefacts from Hull’s whaling, fishing and merchant trade

Walking Tour of the Old City

We are meeting at 6.25 pm at the Maritime Museum for 6.30 pm prompt departure. The walk will last for approximately 1 hour.

BIPOSA Annual Dinner at The Deep

The annual dinner will take place at The Deep one of the most spectacular aquariums in the world.  Tickets cost £50 and include a free self guided tour of the aquarium, welcome reception in the observatory deck, sit down dinner in the endless oceans gallery and disco. Please note that ticket sales are now closed and the dinner is fully booked. For those attending the dinner, there will be a coach pick up from outside the City Hall on Carr Lane at 6.45 pm. The coach departs at 7 pm prompt.

Abstract Submission

Abstract submission is now closed.  Thank you to everyone that submitted an abstract.



BIPOSA does not reserve places, which will be allocated on a first paid basis only. Registration closes on Monday 18th September 2017.  There is no on-site registration for BIPOSA. Please download booking form hull 2017

We are taking payment by cheque or direct bank payment (please contact for details).  There is limited access to online payments; we can provide a link for you ONLY if you have a valid PayPal account.

Eposter Submissions

There will not be a formal presentation of e-posters. You must register for at least one day of the conference if you want to submit your e-poster. Your e-poster submission should be one slide made in PowerPoint only. Create your eposter using a widescreen slide template in landscape orientation. For further details please refer to the information provided here. The upload service for eposters is now closed.

Free Paper and Rapid Fire Free Presenters

Please follow all of the guidelines provided. All presentations must be in PowerPoint. The screen format is widescreen. Please make sure that you create your PowerPoint presentation using a 16:9 (widescreen) slide master template. Please save your presentation and use the following format to name your file. Your assigned number, which refers to the day and time of of presentation, followed by your surname: E.g.: Thur0949smith, Wed1719smith, Fri1003smith
Rapid-fire free paper presenters have an allowance of six slides (excluding the title slide). We recommend a maximum of fourteen slides for free paper presenters. The upload server for free paper presentations is now closed.


The online booking service for accommodation is now closed.


Thursday morning at approximately 7.00 am. The meeting place is the front of the Ferens Art Gallery in Victoria Square. Check out the route