Early bird registration and abstract submission closes at midnight UK-time,
Tuesday 3rd May 2022.

Registration and Accommodation

Abstract Submission

Should presenters wish to do so, they can submit more than one abstract as lead author or otherwise. For each abstract, authors can request the presentation format that they prefer.


All submissions will be considered in May during which time the details of this meeting's programme will be finalised.

Scroll down to view the price list on this page.

QUERIES: Any questions concerning details for registration, Salisbury Green or Masson House accommodation, and/or special requirements should be directed to the conference service team. 

Email conference team   Telephone: +44(0) 131 651 2189


VENUES: Edinburgh is Scotland’s capital city and is serviced by rail, canal, the national cycle network, road, international airport, and taxis. Low carbon travel and carbon offsetting are encouraged.


The main meeting is to be hosted in the Pentland section of Edinburgh’s John McIntyre Conference Centre where a quiet breakout / board room will be available in addition to the main seminar room. A weeknight banquet during the event will be held in the nearby South Hall. Details of an  opening - informal - optional icebreaker dinner shall follow. 

Further Information


Registration and abstract submission is open!
The abstract submission and early-bird registration
deadline is midnight UK-time on May 3rd 2022!

Guidance on travel to / from and within Edinburgh can be accessed on the travel page.

Some may require a travel visa to enter the United Kingdom, please check this government website. If you require a letter of support please email the Chair.

Reservations have been made to accommodate most delegates in Salisbury Green and connected Masson House should this be your preference. Bookings can be made at the time of registration through the payment system. These University-run hotels are located in close proximity to the John McIntyre Conference Centre and a range of local points of interest. These centrally located attractions include but are not limited to Edinburgh Castle, the Royal Mile, Holyrood Palace and Park, Dynamic Earth, The Scottish National Galleries, Edinburgh Dungeons, a range of museums inclusive of the National Museum of Scotland, and the exquisite Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh. 

The registration fee for in-person attendance of the main event includes coffee / tea / refreshments, and a mid-event banquet. See also, the Indicative Programme.


Please check information on meeting access bursaries. 

Registration Rates: 

  • Option - In-person Welcome Dinner, Sunday 6th               £35

  • Option - In-person all inclusive Gartmore House Retreat   £500 
    The retreat is limited to ~30 places and the above cost includes transfer, accommodation,
    and all meals, refreshments, and activities. Priority will be given to those granted bursaries.

Early-bird rates are available until April 22nd, after that date late registration rates will apply.
Queries about in-person day rates, or those with retired status, should be directed to the organisers.

  • Early-bird in-person student                                                £300

  • Early-bird in-person professional                                         £465

  • Early-bird in-person partner (social only)                             £35

  • Early-bird / late in-person carers to disabled delegates       No registration fee

  • Early-bird remote virtual access student                              £50

  • Early-bird remote virtual access professional / adult            £90

  • Early-bird / late journalists. Credentials will be required.     Free.   Please contact the organisers.
    Social events are not included in the standard journalist registration. 

Where needed, fate registration will be possible from April 23rd to the 21st October 2022​
Queries about in-person day rates, or those with retired status, should be directed to the organisers.

  • Late-rate in-person student                                                  £425

  • Late-rate in-person professional                                           £575

  • Late-rate in-person partner (social only)                               £40

  • Late-rate remote virtual access student                                £70

  • Late-rate remote virtual access professional / adult              £115


Given the pressing crisis of rapid climate and ecological change travel to the meeting via the use of public transport, other low-carbon transport, and / or carbon offsetting is strongly encouraged.

The accommodation provisions noted here, along with meeting venues, provide for accessibility where people may have differing needs. Enquiries concerning specific needs and requests can be submitted to Edinburgh First or the meeting's organisers.

Abstract and Early-Bird Registration Deadline 

is at midnight UK-time May 3rd 2022.

The Forming and Exploring Habitable Worlds Meeting is run on a break-even basis, drawing on the kindness and generosity of the organising team's voluntary contributions.