10th Workshop of the Hydrozoan Society in Bergen, Norway, 7-13 May 2023

Join us for the 10th International Workshop of the Hydrozoan Society in beautiful Bergen!

Few places remaining!

For late registrations, please contact organizers to confirm availability before paying.

General information

The Hydrozoan Society was established in 1985 and has organized nine international workshops since then. The Society aims to bring together researchers and students from all fields working on Hydrozoa.

The workshops of the Hydrozoan Society embrace a dual concept: a conference with oral and poster presentations combined with hands-on laboratory and field work, where various sampling activities allow the participants to have access to fresh material and share their knowledge and technical skills.

Important dates:

  • Registration is open!
  • Abstract submission deadline extended to 24 February
  • Notice of acceptance: 28 February
  • Registration deadline: 10 March
  • Late registration deadline*: 23 April
  • Presentations sent to organizer: 4 May
  • 10th Workshop of the Hydrozoan Society: 7-13 May
  • Satellite meeting on Polar Hydrozoa: 14 May

*subject to availability, extra fee applies

Registration and fees

Registration is open!

Please register for the 10th Workshop of the Hydrozoan Society using the registration form below. Online payment with Visa, Mastercard or Vipps is accepted. Remember to submit your abstract by email (see section Poster and oral presentations, below).

Registration deadline 10 March 2023.

Late registration will be available until 23 April for an extra fee, subject to availability.

Workshop fees*

*Fee includes all activities in the program, a free visit to Natural History Museum in connection with the icebreaker, lunch and coffee breaks 8-12 May, conference dinner at Mount Ulriken with cable car transport. Please note that fee excludes accommodation, travel, and airport transfers.

Program and venues

The meeting will be held in Bergen, Norway, from Sunday 7 May to Saturday 13 May 2023 with oral contributions, a poster session, field work, and access to laboratory facilities.

Short summary of the program:

The detailed program and the abstract book will be made available after the registration deadline.

Poster and oral presentations

All attendants are invited to submit oral and/or poster contributions to present their research. Please use the provided template below to format your abstract and submit by sending as an attached Word file to 10hsworkshop@gmail.com.

Abstract submission deadline 10 February 2023.

Acceptance of abstracts will be announced by 28 February 2023.

Oral presentations

Presenters will have 20 minutes to deliver their talk, plus time for questions. The final Power Point version of all accepted presentations should be sent to 10hsworkshop@gmail.com no later than 4 May 2023.


Poster boards suitable for A0 posters in portrait orientation (h 120 x w 90 cm) will be provided.

Social events

The workshop will commence on Sunday 7 May with an icebreaker with finger food and drinks at the Museum of Natural History. You will also have the chance to visit the exhibitions.

A poster session with finger food and drinks will take place on Wednesday 10 May.

On the morning of Saturday 13 May, there will be a local excursion (destination to be decided). In the evening, we will take the cable car to Mount Ulriken for the conference dinner at Skyskraperen restaurant. Please remember to sign up for the dinner as you register.

Over the course of the meeting, there will be plenty of other opportunities to socialize with your international colleagues.

Want to make the most out of your visit or see more of Norway? Join the satellite meeting on Polar Hydrozoa (see below) or extend your stay to experience the huge celebrations on the 17th of May, the constitution day of Norway.

Satellite Meeting in Polar Hydrozoa

A post-workshop, 1-day meeting entitled Trends and opportunities in polar hydrozoan research will take place on 14 May 2023 at the Department of Natural History, University Museum of Bergen (Realfagbygget, Allegaten 41). Researchers working in the field of Arctic/Subarctic and Antarctic/Subantarctic hydroids, hydromedusae, and siphonophores are encouraged to apply for attendance while registering for the Hydrozoan Society Workshop, as available places are limited. Acceptance for the satellite meeting will be announced on 3 March 2023. There will be no registration fee for this event.

Accommodation and travel

Participants are responsible for their own travel and accommodation arrangements.

Accommodation within walking distance from the conference venue (i.e. in the city center) is ideal in terms of proximity to a wide array of restaurants and tourist attractions.

If you prefer to stay at the conference venue, Scandic Ørnen provides a 10% discount from their standard flexible rate, please book through this link to access the offer.

To increase the participation of students and young researchers, ForBio – Research School in Biosystematics will cover the cost of return tickets to Bergen for selected MSc/PhD students and postdocs based in Norway and presenting a poster or oral contribution. Please tick the box in the registration form if you are a student residing in Norway and interested in travel support. In order to be eligible for the support, travel must to be booked through ForBio – instructions will be sent to qualified applicants.


In case of questions regarding the workshop, please contact the organizing committee at 10hsworkshop@gmail.com.

Organizing committee


The 10th Workshop of the Hydrozoan Society is supported by The Norwegian Biodiversity Information Centre.

Travel for Norwegian students is provided by ForBio – Research School in Biosystematics.

Satellite meeting on polar Hydrozoa is supported by EU Horizon 2020 MSCA project POLE2POLE.