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PEAT Talks


       “PEAT Talks is sponsored by Premier Tech”


With the special plenary session ’PEAT Talks’ we want to give the floor to the students, scientists, field workers and enterpreneurs who have a broader view or new idea on peatland ecosystems. 

The ’PEAT Talks’ is the platform for ideas concerning the future of peatland and peat. Perhaps these ideas will sow the seeds for future research. Perhaps they are meant to raise awareness or start discussions.

The main difference with the scientific sessions and abstract submission is that the `PEAT Talks’ session doesn’t necessarily require to present your scientific research. You may build your presentation based on the questions raised by other researches or just based on a hypothesis you have come up.


  • PEAT Talks is one of the plenary sessions of IPC2021 held on Wednesday, 5 May 2021
  • Speakers are selected by the organizing and scientific committee members among the applicants
  • Each selected speaker will have 12 minutes on the main stage
  • The selected speakers for PEAT Talks session will receive a complimentary Congress pass
  • Presentations will be made online from the speakers location
  • Application deadline is 15 March 2021


  1. Register for the contest by submitting the form: 
  2. Record a short video (up to 3 minutes) and upload it to the designated folder after submitting the form. You will receive the link for video upload in few minutes after you submit the application form. Video is not mandatory, but can “raise your game”.
  3. Don’t forget the deadline – 15 March 2021!

Evaluation process

Members of the scientific and organising committee will evaluate all applications submitted on time.

Evaluation is based on three main criteria:

– impact of the idea/concept/topic
– novelty of the idea/concept/topic
– presentation skills (previous experience is not required, will be evaluated based on your video presentation)

Remember, it is a contest so only limited number of speakers/applicants will receive the prominent spot to speak to the full audience of IPC2021.

The winners of the contest will be published on the Congress website after 20 March 2021. Applicants will be informed also via e-mail.