BSSS 2023 Early Careers’ Conference

Feb 15, 2023 | Blog, News

We are pleased to announce that the British Society of Soil Science 2023 Early Careers’ Conference will be taking place on Wednesday 6 – Thursday 7 December in Belfast.

The conference will take place immediately after the BSSS Annual Conference and will be free of charge for BSSS Early Career members. A wide range of Early Career members from academia, industry, and policy will come together for a variety of themed sessions, including talks, posters, and workshops, with social activities including a conference dinner. The packed two-day event, set in the historic Assembly Buildings Conference Centre in the heart of Belfast, will provide delegates with a fantastic opportunity to see the latest research and developments within soil science.


The scientific committee have been accepting abstracts in one of five topics, linked to the conference theme, Soil Management and Monitoring:

    1. Nutrient Management
    2. Soil Carbon 
    3. Water Management and Quality 
    4. Technology and Innovation 
    5. Soil Health
    6. Other (Early Careers’ entrants can select ‘Other’ if their project doesn’t fit in with the main categories.)

We have reopened submissions for poster presentations at our Annual Conference and Early Careers’ Conference, so there is still a chance to present your latest research. To have your abstract considered, submit it via the submission form by Friday 13 October.


We have a varied and diverse programme at the conference featuring 2 keynote talks; 3 workshop sessions including grant writing, soil science in industry, and membership and CPD; a conference dinner; a walking trail, poster presentations, oral presentations, and times for networking with fellow delegates and the BSSS Early Careers’ Committee.


Thank you to our partners, Soil Benchmark and Arcadis, who are sponsoring our Early Careers’ conference, with the latter also hosting a workshop during the two-day event.

Soil Benchmark was set up by BSSS members, Tom Scrope and Ben Butler; Soil Benchmark provides data driven tools to farmers’ existing information to uncover practical insights that improve the health of their soils.


Arcadis is the world’s leading company delivering sustainable design, engineering, and consultancy solutions for natural and built assets.


We are also delighted to be working in partnership with VisitBelfast in the delivery for both conferences, and would like to thank them for their continued support and expertise.


We have launched exciting sponsorship packages for our 2023 Annual Conference and Early Careers’ Conference, so if you are interested in supporting the Society and would like learn more, please click here.



Early bird ticket prices are available until Tuesday 5 September. The conference is open for registrations so to secure your place, click here.

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