The Conference will be held in the Volgograd State University campus ( The two days of the Conference will be devoted to oral presentations and posters, and three days will be devoted to geological field trips that focus on series of sections in Lower Volga region. It is expected that the meeting will bring together multidisciplinary scientists from all over the world to provide a foundation for collaboration on correlation and integration of subjects covered by the conference and INQUA Loess and POCAS Focus Groups.

Volgograd is a city of southern Russia, the capital of Volgograd Oblast. The city is noted for its history, culture, architecture and industry. Formerly known as Stalingrad, it was given its present name in 1961, as part of a wider process of destalinization. It became famous for its resistance during the beginning of the Battle of Stalingrad, followed by the surrounding and the capitulation of 6th German Army during World War II. It is often regarded as the largest and bloodiest battle in the history of warfare, which today is marked by an impressive monument and cultural site. The population of Volgograd urban area is estimated more than 1 million. Volgograd is also one of the host cities of the 2018 FIFA World Cup. In Sothern Russia, the end of September is a good time for Field Trips. Daily maximum temperature is usually about 20-25° C.


There are numerous hotels in Volgograd. The organizing committee will provide information and assistance to participants for accommodation, with prices for hotels to be provided in the Second Circular. Note: Volgograd University will provide student dormitories for free for limited number of participants upon request.



Visitors from other countries must carry a valid passport and visa to be able to enter Russian Federation. The organizing committee will provide a valid invitation and assist participants during this process. For more information on visas and other required travel documents, please contact the Russian Embassy or Consulate in your area before applying.