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12th World Rabbit Congress

Cité des Congrès, Nantes, France

November 3-5th 2021 Nantes, France

Pratical informations for participants

Participants will find below informations on guidelines for poster or oral presentation, key dates, practical informations for venue, Lunch and gala dinner informations

Procedure to access ONLINE to the different sessions of the congress

Online diffusion of the congress will be done using Livestorm facility. 

The 3 day congress is divided into 3 or 2 sessions for each half day. These result in 17 connexion slots. Online participants can register for all the slots, and switch from one session to another on their computer. We advice to use Chrome as an internet browser. Be aware that  they won't be any screen sharingThe mp4 presentation of the online speakers will be run by the chairman. Online speakers will be invited to answer to the question in live only. Online participants would be able to ask questions thanks to the Question menu and react with other online participants with the Chat menu. For online participants, poster sessions will be available only on the dedicated platfom. Poster guided tour will be take place on site only. 

Livestorm session slot overview

Procedure to register to Livestorm session slots:


It you are a registered online participant, you received a mail from organisationWRC2020,  inviting you to register for the Livestorm session slots you wish to attend during the congress. In this mail you will find links for each day and for each room.

By following each link you will arrive on a page where you will have to choose the half-day you are interested in and then enter your email and validate. 

  • In the next window you will be asked for your full name and to accept the terms of use of the livestorm platform. 
  • Finally, a captcha authentication will finalize your registration (sorry the text is in french).
  • You will then receive an email with an link giving you direct access to the corresponding session.

 Once you have passed the first registration, the following ones for the same day will be done more quickly because you will not have to re-enter your identifiers. Repeat this operation as many times as there are sessions you are interested in.

Oral communications and Posters

Oral communications

Authors who wish to make an oral presentation are expected to be physically present in Nantes. In case traveling to Nantes will not be possible for a speaker at the time of the meeting, the presentation could be given virtually (prerecorded, video call for discussion). Oral short presentations must be prepared to fit within a 6 minutes talk (+4 minutes for questions), and format your slides for a 16:9 screen. For oral presentation you must prepare a PDF file (6 min presentation= 6-8 slides), and transfer to Name your presentation file : session_number.first_author.pdf  , example: O24.martins.pdf

In case traveling to Nantes will not be possible for a speaker at the time of the meeting, a video recording of the talk (6 min) has to be prepared, as described by PremC website.
name your video record file : oral_session_number.first_author.MP4, example: O24.martins.MP4



Posters will be displayed on a virtual platform. No traditional poster session with physical posters to avoid crowds. At the Cité des Congrès in Nantes, the posters will also be displayed on a screen and discussed in front of small groups of people. Poster must be prepared for a 16:9 screen. 

You shall send a PDF document in portrait layout with a 16:9 aspect ratio. You shall name your presentation file: poster_session_number.first_author.pdf and transfer to PremC, as described by PremC webiste
name your presentation file : poster_session_number.first_author.pdf  , example: P4.martins.pdf

To make your poster talk, available for all participants and to better explain your study, you are invited to prepare a short video record of your poster talk (3 min maximum), using Zoom, as described by PremC website
name your video record file : poster_session_number.first_author.MP4, example: P4.martins.MP4

Important dates

 Sending your Poster or Oral presentation


  • Registration has begun on July 15th 2021
  • Registration are closed on 15th October
  • Registration will only become effective on the date we receive your payment and not on the date of your registration. Registration will be confirmed by email.


  • Final program : coming soon

Communication proposal submission is closed

  • Notification to authors for oral or poster communication: 16th August
  • Guidelines for authors to prepare their oral or poster communications: 6th september

Information for participants

Venue address

The Cité des Congrès de Nantes is the congress center of the city of Nantes in France. It hosts both professional events and cultural and societal events.


Cité des congrès de Nantes

5 Rue de Valmy, 44000 Nantes

Visitors to Cité des congrès can use the Wi-Fi network. Smoking is forbidden in indoor public areas, workplaces, bars, restaurants, coffee shops and nightclubs. The Annual Meeting is a smoke-free event and smoking is not permitted at the meeting venue.

Conference App

An 12thWRC App is available. It contains comprehensive information about the conference, and venue program. Follow the link with your smartphone.



A Certificate of Attendance will be available at the registration desk for all delegates

COVID-19 specific instructions from Cité des Congrès de Nantes

You must present a health pass to access to the Cité des Congrès. See the following link for non-European nationals entering France and non-European students. You can apply for a COVID Certificate if you were vaccinated abroad. You can also find relevant information on the France diplomacy website

As responsible actors in event organisation service, Cité des Congrès focus will continue to be on protection of our visitors. We stay on the alert, ready to follow instructions of competent authorities. On site, we have developed specific measures regarding the situation:

  • A procedure of COVID-19 situation management is written and ready to be activated from central control station, which is the hotspot of crisis management activation.
  • An isolation room, to handle sick people
  • A display in main entry points to inform people about precautions to take to block the virus
  • The deployment of disposable hydroalcoholic solutions
  • The distribution if necessary of masks, handled by central control station and security manager of the site.

 Be sure that the whole Cité des Congrès team is rallied for this event to happen under the best possible conditions.

Accommodation information

Booking services is not supported by 12thWRC website, please contact directly your favorite hotel for accomodation

Tourism office

Tourism Office

Welcome Reception, Lunch and Gala Dinner

Welcome Reception (included in registration fee)

All participants are kindly invited to attend welcome reception. During Welcome Reception which will be held Wednesday 3th immediately after the round table discussion we would like to give all participants the opportunity to meet friends, old and new, while enjoying in snacks and drinks served  at catering area of the mezzanine area at the cité des Congrès de Nantes.

Lunches (included in registration fee)

Lunches will be held at the mezzanine area at the cité des Congrès de Nantes

Gala dinner

The Gala dinner  will take place thursday 4th at the Château de la Poterie. The gala dinner is sponsored by CLIPP

On the gentle shady banks of the Erdre, the Château de la Poterie will host the gala evening of the 12th WRC in an exceptional setting.  The former stables, the former outbuildings of the Château, the exposed frameworks with century-old beams and the old-fashioned Loire stone fireplaces offer charm and elegance.


Accompanying person program

Accompanying person Programme not available