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cultivating diversity food quality congress rennes

Cultivating Diversity and Food Quality

DIVERSIFOOD final congress

10 December 2018 Rennes, France

Important dates

  • 15 March 2018: call for abstracts
  • 17 June 2018: end of abstract submission
  • July: responses to authors and final programme. The scientific comittee may propose to some authors to write a 4-pages article for the proceedings.
  • 10 October 2018: End of early registration fees
  • 30 November 2018: End of registration (Or registration may end before this date, as the number of attendees is limited).


Here is a list of all the hotels in Rennes.

You should choose a hotel in the centre of the city, to be close to the congress center and other facilities.

There are plenty of rooms around the train station: it is a 20-minutes walk from the congress center, or 5 minutes by the underground. 

Near the congress center:

There are also bed&breakfasts or appartments in the center, a few examples: 


The Youth Hotel is about 15 minutes far from the congress center, by foot.


Near the train station: 

Oral presentations

  • Oral presentations are 15 minutes long.
  • The call for abstracts is now closed. 


  • The call for abstracts is now closed. 
  • There are no template for posters, but please mention the name of the congress "Cultivating Diversity and Food Quality", Rennes, France, 10th-12th December 2018". If your work was funded by DIVERSIFOOD program, please mention it too.
  • Some of the posters will be selected for a 3 minutes presentation of the poster, during oral presentations.

Lunches and Social Dinner

  • All food will be organic and made with local products, by  Bernadette Ferré and Valentine Bossu. They work in a cooperative enterprise and propose original recipes, inspired from traditional and world cooking. All lunches will include vegetarian dishes. We will take lunches in the congress center (except on December 12th).
  • Fees will pay lunches and coffee break.
  • The social dinner will be on Monday 10th, with traditional Breton food and music.

Access plan

The congress place

Couvent des jacobins
Place Sainte-Anne, 6 rue d'échange
35000 Rennes

More information 


The Couvent des Jacobins is near Sainte-Anne Metro Station

Travelling to Rennes

- Rennes Saint-Jacques airport + bus (number 57) or taxi to the city centre (20 min)

- Nantes airport is fine too, you will have to go to the city center and take a bus/train to Rennes (about 1h)

- By train, 2h30 from Paris Charles-de-Gaulle airport

- By train, 1h30 from Paris centre