The Student Members-at-large of the Society for Marine Mammology (SMM) and the Student Representatives of the European Cetacean Society (ECS) have been working hard to make the WMMC2019 in Barcelona a fun and productive conference for students! We want you to have a positive and educational conference experience.

In addition to awarding in travel grants to help get students to Barcelona, both committees are planning on several other activities to enrich the student experience including a student night event (Tuesday, December 10th), student booth for meet ups, student workshops and marine mammal mentor event.

Student Funding

The WMMC Students Affairs Committee is very excited to announce the Student resources and events that will be held during the WMMC!

Student Booth

The Student Booth will be located at Table 408 in the Exhibitors Hall. This will serve as a hub for students, where student-related conference information, tickets, and activities can be found.

–         Here you will find information about SMM student chapters.

–         We will be giving out tickets to fully registered student to attend the Profs with Pints @ Estrella Damm Old Brewery.*

–          We will sell the tickets for the Student Party Night, that will be held in Razzmatazz 2 Club on Tuesday, December 10th. You can find more information below.*

*Tickets will not be available Monday at lunch; please attend the student AGM to acquire them. (Room 112 from 12:45-13:45 on Monday 9 December)

–         It will also provide an opportunity for students to interact with other students from around the world, as well as with both ECS and SMM through their student representatives and Chapters.

NOTE: Student Grants WILL NOT be distributed at the Student Booth. Additional times and locations for Grant Pick-up will be announced here before the conference.

Student Grant Pick-Up

Student Travel Grants will be available for pick-up on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday of the conference, 11:30-14:30, in the CCIB Entrance Hall (near Registration). You must have a government issued photo-identification (e.g., passport or driver’s license) to receive your grant; school IDs will not be accepted. Student grants will not be allocated outside of these dates/times; unclaimed grants will be forfeited, no exceptions.

Monday, December 9

Student Annual General Meeting

The Student Annual General Meeting will be held on Monday, December 9, (Room TBD) during lunchtime. This AGM is open to all students registered at the conference and will include short presentations from people from different societies to enhance intersociety collaboration and mentoring, presentations from NGO’s offering opportunities for students, and more. In addition, students will be able to give their opinion / suggestions on how to better address student needs within our respective societies.

Tuesday, December 10

Profs with Pints @ Estrella Damm Old Brewery

The Student Night Networking Event, “Profs with Pints”, will be held on Tuesday, December 10, in the Estrella Damm Old Brewery (in City Centre; Carrer del Rosselló, 515), from 19:30 to 22:00. This will be a casual event to promote networking between students and professionals (invited mentors), focused on having fun. Drinks (up to two beers) and food will be provided (including a gluten free option)!

This event is free and open to students that are fully registered for the conference. However, due to space limitations at the Brewer, admission tickets for “Profs with Pints” will be required. Tickets may be picked up at the Student Booth (Table 408 in the Exhibitors Hall) on a first-come-first-serve basis (one per person) during poster sessions and coffee breaks on both Monday and Tuesday.

How to get to the Estrella Damm Old Brewery?

The Estrella Damm Old Brewery is located on Rosselló street, near to The Sagrada Familia. The building is typical of the industrial style of early 20th-century factory architecture, and hosts a lot of concerts and music festivals.

To get there from the CCIB, the easiest way is to take the L4 (yellow metro line) from “El Maresme Forum” to “La Pau” and change to the L2 (purple metro line) to “Encants”.

Directions via Google Maps can be found HERE.

Student Party @ Razzmatazz Club

The Student Party, open to all, will be held on Tuesday, December 10, in Razzmatazz 2 Club (Pamplona Street, 88), from 22:30 to 03:00. Tickets for the party will cost 5€ (though additional donations are welcome!) and will include the entry to Razzmatazz and one free drink (beer, coca-cola, wine). 2€ of this will be put towards Student Grants*!

This event is open to everyone registered for the conference! Tickets will be sold at the Student Booth (Table 408 in the Exhibitors Hall) during coffee breaks on both Monday and Tuesday. Space is limited, so do not lose your opportunity!

*Proceeds from this event will be split equally between ECS and SMM Travel Funds for future conferences.

How to get to Razzmatazz 2?

Razzmatazz is one of the most emblematic clubs in Barcelona, and is located near to Marina metro stop (L1, Red metro line).

If you come from the Estrella Damm Old Brewery Event, there are several options of transport to get to Razzmatazz.

–         You can walk for 25 minutes

–         You can take the L1 (Red line) in “El Clot” to “Marina”

–     Finally, is it possible to take a bus (V23) from the Estrella Damm Old Brewery to Razzmatazz

Directions from Razzmatazz via Google Maps can be found HERE.

If you have any questions, please contact the Student Members-at-Large (SMM) and/or Student Representatives (ECS).