LoessFest 2024

Dear loess friends and colleagues,

200 years after the introduction of the term „loess“ into the scientific literature by Karl Caesar von Leonhard 1823/24, we would like to invite you to celebrate this anniversary in the frame of the LoessFest 2024 in Mainz, Germany sponsored by the INQUA Loess and Pedostratigraphy Working Group. We look forward to intensive discussions and exchange during one day of presentations and posters and two days of field trips.

Important dates:

January 30, 2024          Opening of registration and abstract submission.

March 15, 2024             Deadline for registration and abstract submission.

June 19, 2024               Coming together and icebreaker.

June 20, 2024               Oral and poster presentations with key notes in the morning and evening.

June 20, 2024               Conference Dinner.

June 21-22, 2024          Field trips to important loess sites (Middle and Upper Rhine, Wetterau).

Please note that the number of participants for field trips is limited. The conference fee will include all catering costs and field trip logistics. Further information including registration forms and costs will be available from January 30, 2024 on this website.

Contact: p.fischer@geo.uni-mainz.de

Organizers: Peter Fischer, Markus Fuchs, Frank Lehmkuhl, Pierre Antoine.