Event information

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The conference starts on Monday 26 August at the University of Konstanz with registration from 8am. The registration desk is in the main “A” building and there will be plenty of signs to direct you from the entrance. Transportation to the university is detailed below. The desk will be open all day Monday (until 18:00) and every morning (8-9am) on Tuesday and Wednesday. Last minute registration is possible via cash.

Early BirdUntil 15 May  260€  160€
RegularUntil 22 July  310€200€


You can currently access an Overview Schedule and Talk Schedule (subject to change) as well as Talk Abstracts, Poster Abstracts and Index of Presenters.


  • Username: asab2019
  • Password: WIVNRoC8


In  order  to  encourage  open  science, the presentations of plenary sessions will be recorded and broadcast by live stream. Plenaries who agree to be recorded have given their permission.


Besides registration and info desk staff, there are conference volunteers who can be identified by blue “STAFF” badges at the venue. Feel free to ask them for any assistance you may need.


Delegates  will  receive  complimentary  bus passes from the City of Konstanz (tickets provided at registration). Tickets allows you to use any local bus services in Konstanz without limit from Monday 26th until Wednesday 28 August.


A buffet lunch is included on Tuesday 27 and Wednesday 28 as a part of the conference registration fee. Lunch is served in the “Mensa” cafeteria and seating is in a reserved space “K7” or anywhere in the cafeteria. Coffee/tea and snacks are also served during breaks (see schedule).


Welcome Reception: Monday, 26 August

Following the official opening plenary, a welcome reception will be held in the main "A" building. Complimentary finger food and drinks will be served until 21:00, after which the party will continue informally in beautiful Konstanz town.

Mainau: Tuesday, 27 August

We are hosting an excursion to the Mainau “flower” Island on day two of the conference. Entry is free of charge but requires showing your name badge to the reception desk. We will be walking together from the university (10 minutes) so please let an orgainser know if you require special assistance. Also, pack wet weather gear to ensure that you don’t miss out on experiencing this top attraction. Please note that restaurants are available on the island and are at one's own expense.

Conference Dinner: Wednesday, 28 August

Last but by no means the least, the official conclusion of ASAB Summer 2019 will be a banquet dinner held in arguably the most important building in Konstanz: the "Konzil". Dating back to the 1400s, the structure was the site of the Council of Konstanz (1414-1418), a convening for the election of a pope that became the largest congress of the Middle Ages .

600 years later, the venue remains an ideal convention address. A pre-dinner drink will be served from 18:30 on the Konzil's generous terrace overlooking Lake Constance (one complimentary sparkling wine or soft drink and further drinks available for purchase). Dinner starts at 19:30 and includes a buffet with complimentary drinks until 23:00 (further drinks can be purchased from the bar). The ASAB Medal will be presented during the dinner and a DJ will take over from 22:00 to 01:00 when the event concludes. Tickets are pre-purchased and your name badge must be presented to enter. Dinner tickets can be purchased at the registration desk.