The EMPG XVI meeting offers a unique opportunity for research presentation and discussion. As in the previous editions of EMPG, the main focus will be on experimental work.

Presentations (oral and poster), exhibition, registration and social events (except conference dinner) will be held at Management School (IAE) in the centre of Clermont-Ferrand

Oral Presentations

Oral presentations will take place simultaneously in the two lecture theatres. The plenary lecture on Monday morning, June 18, 09:15 will last 45 minutes, each of the invited lectures last 30 minutes and all other talks last 15 minutes, including time for questions and discussion (i.e. 12 + 3 minutes). Each lecture theatre will be equipped with beamers and computer facilities. Oral presentations should be provided on USB Sticks and will be copied onto the laptops before the presentation starts.


Poster Presentations

Poster sessions are located in the Students hall of the building. Posters will be displayed on boards of 100 cm (40”) width by 160 cm (64”) height, we strongly recommend the preparation of posters with A0 size (width 90 cm (36”), height 120 cm (48”)); posters in landscape format cannot be accepted. Posters will be displayed in three consecutive poster sessions (Monday – Tuesday and Wednesday afternoon).  Authors are expected to be present during the official poster sessions (see program for details).

Posters can be mounted for the first session starting Sunday, 16:00 and they will be displayed until Monday evening. Posters for the second session can be mounted starting Tuesday morning, 08:00 and they will be displayed until Tuesday evening. Posters for the third session can be mounted starting Wednesday morning, 08:00 and they will be displayed until Wednesday evening.

Printed Programme

A printed version of the final programme will be distributed upon registration.


*The EMPG16 program and abstract book is now available:


EMPG XVI – Clermont-Ferrand – FINAL  (updated 5th June)


On Thursday 21st, we propose a field trip across the volcanic chain « Chaine des Puys » (see the video).

Departure from Clermont-Ferrand (9 am) and return to Clermont Ferrand (6 pm).

This excursion will be free (except for accompanying people) but the number of places is limited to 50-60.



Field trip in Eastern French Massif central

From June 22th to June 27th, a field trip will be proposed on:

Geology of the Variscan belt in the Eastern French Massif Central:
Granites, Nappes and Migmatites: anatomy of a collapsing orogen International field workshop.

For supplementary informations see here: Massif_Central_FieldTrip_2018_Flyer1


Introductory Reception and Icebreaker

The costs of the Introductory Reception and Icebreaker is included in your registration fees. Please wear your conference name badge to ensure that you are admitted to this event!


Coffee and tea will be served Monday through Wednesday in the morning breaks. Soft drinks and beer will be available at the poster exhibition sites on Monday and Wednesday afternoon.

The costs of the refreshments is included in your registration fees. Please wear your conference name badge!


Two restaurants are  available within the EMPG site :

  •  Cafeteria Jaude with menus around 7-8 €: [link]
  • Le Salon de Jaude with menus around 20€ (mandatory reservation): [link]


Many restaurants are also available 5 min walk from the EMPG site in Clermont-Ferrand downtown.


Conference dinner

The conference dinner will be held in the evening of Tuesday June 19.

Please sign up for this event during your registration.