Registration and hotel booking will be possible only through the on line procedures and accepted until July 30, 2014. Please note that after July 30, 2014 registration will be processed as on-site registrations therefore some services cannot be guaranteed. Furthermore for on site registrations we accept payment by credit card only.

Participant registration fee includes:

- Access to all conference sessions

- Welcome reception on August 26

- Morning and afternoon coffees

- Conference kit and book of abstracts

Accompanying person registration fee includes:

- Welcome reception on August 26

- Opening ceremony on August 27 morning

- Padova walking guided tour on August 27 afternoon

Fees are VAT (22%) included. Invoice will be issued for every fee paid and mailed to your e-mail address.

°Reduced student fee:

PhD Students must send proof of their status by email to or by fax (0039 049 651320).

°°by credit card only

*VAT exemption – only for employees of Italian Public Administration

Please note that, in accordance with Italian law, all participants, irrespective of their country of origin, are required to pay 22% VAT on registration fees; VAT exemption is only for employees of Italian Public Administration.

Nota per i dipendenti di Enti Pubblici Italiani

Le Pubbliche Amministrazioni che iscriveranno i propri dipendenti, per poter usufruire dell'esenzione IVA ai sensi dell'art. 10 del DPR 633/72 - come modificato dall'art.14, comma 10 della legge 24 dicembre 1993, n. 537 - dovranno inviare via fax (049 651320), unitamente alla stampa dell’e-mail di riepilogo dell’iscrizione, una dichiarazione (contenente tutti i dati fiscali dell’Ente, nome del dipendente e titolo del congresso) in cui si specifichi che il partecipante per cui viene pagata la quota d’iscrizione è un loro dipendente autorizzato a frequentare l’evento.

Si accettano anche autocertificazioni, con documento di identità allegato, contenenti le stesse informazioni. La fattura verrà così intestata all'Ente di appartenenza.


Registration for the mid and post-conference excursions for both attendees and accompanying persons must also be carried out through the on-line registration system, except for:

- Field trip n. 2MC (The Quaternary of the Italian Alps: vegetation, palaeoenvironment and climate); for info about this tour please contact Ms Roberta Pini,;

- Field trip n. 6PC (Fossil and extant plants in sedimentary and volcanic environments of the Campania region (Southern Italy)); for info about this tour please contact Mr Antonello Bartiromo,

Registration to all excursions will be accepted until April 30, 2014 only.

If not enough reservations are made before this deadline, excursion will be cancelled and you’ll be reimbursed cash on-site.  

For further details, please refer to:

Registration Cancellation Policy and refunds

Cancellation must be always confirmed in writing: don’t forget to include all your bank’s information. All cancellations must be notified by July 30, 2014. All refunds are subject to an administrative fee of € 25,00. After this date, no refunds.


The fees must be paid in Euro (€) to Sistema Congressi by credit card (Visa, Mastercard ) or bank transfer.

If you choose to pay by bank transfer:

Beneficiary: "Sistema Congressi S.r.l."

Beneficiary Address: Via Trieste, 26 – 35121 Padova, Italy

Bank name: Cassa di Risparmio del Veneto, Agenzia n. 7, Padova, Italy

Account n°: 07400470028S

ABI:   06225

CAB:  12107


Swift Address: IBSPIT2P

International Bank Account Number: IT86R062251210707400470028S

Please specify “EPPC2014”, your name and family name as a description of payment. Please note that all bank charges must be covered by Remitter.

Personal or Company cheques will not be accepted. Please note that admission to the Conference cannot be guaranteed unless full payment has been received. Where payment is still pending or delayed, registrants will be asked to pay the outstanding amount upon arrival.

Invoice will be issued for any fee paid and sent to your e-mail address.


Accommodation have been reserved for Conference participants in a few hotels located within walking distance from the Conference sites. Early booking is necessary and should be made through the on line registration form; rates are guaranteed only by July 30, 2014 (if rooms are still available). After that the hotel is free to sell his rooms at its usual commercial rates. Please note that hotels are always free to sell (even if only a few rooms and with very strict terms and conditions) especially through internet hotel search engines, at the most convenient commercial price of the day as a special offer which may be even cheaper than our rates!

Your reservation must be guaranteed by an advance deposit corresponding to one night stay: no booking is possible without this payment. An hotel-voucher will be sent to you in due time with all details about your hotel and balance due.

Payments will be in Euros (€) either by bank transfer or by credit card (only VISA and MasterCard accepted). No cheque payments are accepted.

Price per night, per room B&B basis

All rates are per room, per night, breakfast and taxes included

Tourist city tax

Starting from September 1, 2011, Padova has introduced the City tax applied on non-residents overnight staying. Each hotel applies a different tax (3,00€ for 4star, 2,00€ for 3star) that will be charged to the customer at the check-out. The fee is excluded from the room rate and above any rate agreement.

Registration Cancellation Policy and refunds

Cancellation must be always confirmed in writing to Sistema Congressi: don’t forget to include all your bank’s information. Reservation changes will only be possible before the hotel voucher is mailed. After that, Sistema Congressi reserves the right to charge additional € 25,00 for reservation changes. All cancellations must be notified by July 30, 2014: after this date, no refunds are possible.


For a wider selection of hotel accommodation in Padova, please click HERE

Upon completing the registration procedures, a message will be sent to your e-mail address from with the summary of the selected options and the total amount due.


Early bird fee

Till January 30, 2014

Regular fee

Till April 30, 2014  

Late fee

Till July 30, 2014

On-site fee°°

Regular participant

€ 244,00

= € 200,00 + VAT*

€ 305,00

= € 250,00 + VAT*

€ 463,60

= € 380,00 + VAT*

€ 536,80

= € 440,00 + VAT*


€ 180,00

€ 180,00

€ 220,00

€ 300,00

Accompanying person

€ 50,00

€ 50,00

€ 50,00


Social event

€ 60,00

€ 60,00

€ 60,00




HOTEL NH MANTEGNA **** (Geoscience Dept. Area)

€ 82,00

€ 102,00

HOTEL PLAZA **** (Palazzo Bo Area)

€ 90,00

€ 90,00

HOTEL B.W. GALILEO **** (Geoscience Dept. Area)

€ 92,00

€ 112,00

HOTEL DONATELLO **** (Botanical Garden Area)

€ 93,00

€ 146,00


€ 115,00

€ 159,00

Tour 1MC

Aug 29

Tour 2MC

Aug 29

Tour 1PC

Sept 1-3

Tour 2PC

Sept 1-4

Tour 5PC

Sept 1-4

Tour 6PC

Sept 1-5

€ 40,00


€ 60,00


€ 50,00

Double room

€ 290,00

Single room

€ 380,00

Double room

€ 320,00

Single room

€ 400,00

€ 420,00

Double room

€ 595,00

Single room

€ 735,00


Support by

Università degli Studi di Padova - CNR - Società Botanica Italiana - Società Paleontologica Italiana - Società Geologica Italiana -  AIQUA

Commissione Italiana di Stratigrafia - Int. Organisation of Palaeobotany - Int. Federation of Palynological Societies - Int. Association of Wood Anatomists