Geosciences Research Day

Day of Future Past


Already 150 colleagues have signed up for the research day and 25 poster presenters. Would you like to attend too, then sign up before 11 October!

Have you ever wondered what all of those people on other floors and buildings are busy researching? What are those fossil samples down on level 3 for, why are there so many drawings around level 7, and is Fort Hoofddijk really a giant magnet? And – most importantly – what if there are synergies between these research project(s) and your own? Please join us for a series of inspiring presentations, posters, discussions, and (of course) drinks to celebrate the importance and diversity of what we do at the Faculty of Geosciences.

Our inaugural research day will be aimed at all academics in the Faculty, with the goal to strengthen connections and find common ground across our diverse research topics. The day will be organised around two key themes that cut across our research: Climate Change and Future Resources. Academics from the faculty of Geosciences are warmly invited to attend this event. Support staff is also welcome to join.

Researchers from the four departments will showcase their work through both oral and poster presentations. Early career researchers will have a special focus, as will the discussion of new ideas for interdisciplinary research and collaboration.

Speakers from across the faculty will include:

Programme in brief

9:15-9:45Walk-in and coffee
10:00-12:00Plenary Climate Change (4-speaker panel, with an introduction by the Dean)
12:00-13:00Lunch and poster sessions
13:00-15:00Plenary Future Resources (4-speaker panel)
15:00-18:00Poster sessions & drinks

Poster presentations and registration

Day of Future Past is open to all researchers affiliated with the Faculty of Geosciences. Please register via the button below by no later than Tuesday 11 October 2022.

Register here

The registration form includes a section where you can indicate if you want to present a poster during the day’s main poster sessions (12:00-13:00 and 15:00-18:00). This is voluntary (you are not required to present a poster to attend) but strongly encouraged, especially for early career researchers who may wish to practice poster presentations.

General guidance on posters:

  • We welcome presentations of existing posters (for example, showcasing your research from a recent conference, or a final draft poster for an upcoming conference). You may create a new poster if you wish, but the emphasis is on showcasing existing work rather than requiring extra work on your part.
  • The preferred poster size is size A0 in portrait layout. Please comment in the registration form if you have an alternate size/layout to present and we will endeavour to accommodate this.
  • There is no specific content or selection process associated with posters. You will be asked to include an indicative title and suggest a topic/theme for your poster.
  • There is a limit of posters in the venue. Allocation of poster spots is first-come-first-served, so we encourage you to register as soon as possible.
  • As the purpose of the research day is to facilitate fruitful discussion, please ensure you are available to talk about your poster for at both the poster session times.

Organising team

The organising team for the day consists of the following people. If you have got a question, please send an e-mail to or contact one of us!

Jaap Nienhuis
Jasmin Logg-Scarvell
Olga Zygadlowska
Emilinah Namaganda
Pepijn van Elderen
Joanne Proctor
Susanne Vermeulen
Marc Bierkens

Start date and time
End date and time
Nicolaï Church (Nicolaaskerkhof 8, Utrecht)

Register by filling in this form