University of Leeds Parkinson Building

We’ve had a busy end to 2019 and an equally busy start to the new decade, with two exciting conferences taking place on campus. The team were proud to welcome the 45th annual EIBA Conference in December, and just this month, the 2020 Quaternary Research Association (QRA) Annual Discussion Meeting.

Both events were a great success, welcoming 700+ delegates to campus. Harriet Boatwright, Sales and Marketing Manager at MEETinLEEDS, commented: “We’re delighted that EIBA and QRA chose Leeds to host their conferences. We hope that both the university and the city has left a lasting impression on all delegates, and we look forward to working closely again in the future!”

Hosted by Leeds Quaternary,  the QRA annual meeting welcomed abstract submissions in the areas of sea levels, carbon cycling and ecosystems. Bringing together researchers from both the School of Earth and Environment and School of Geography, the Quarterny Research Association “conduct research into the Earths system during the Quaternary Period (the last 2.6 million years to the present day)”.

Natasha Barlow from the School of Earth and Environment commented:

”Thank you ever so much for everything last week. You and your team were awesome.  We have received so many compliments on how well the meeting was run – thank you for being a huge part of that. Natasha Barlow, School of Earth and Environment, University of Leeds”

The EIBA 2019 conference aimed to widen the ”impact and footprint of international business through integration with research in other social sciences”, with a ”goal to investigate the lessons to be learned from the turbulent environment of the past several years”.