LEAP Conference 2021

Forthcoming Event

06 December 2021, 10:30am - 5:00pm

Mathematical Institute
Andrew Wiles Building, Radcliffe Observatory Quarter, Woodstock Road, Oxford OX2 6GG

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The fourth LEAP conference, sponsored by the Wellcome Trust Our Planet Our Health programme, will take place on the 6th December 2021.

This year we hope to have a virtual and in-person event, at the Mathematical Institute in Oxford. Building on the success of previous years we will continue to bring together researchers working on multiple aspects of meat and dairy production and consumption to consider its effects on population health, the economy, society and the environment.

Find out about last years conference here

Call for papers will open the first week of June and will close on the 6th September 2021.

All abstracts should describe research on some aspect of meat or dairy (or substitutes) (see the LEAP website for more information). We are keen for researchers at all levels to participate, and especially welcome PhD students and Post-Docs.

There will be opportunities for both short oral presentations (10 minutes, plus 5 minutes Q&A) and posters (A1/A0 portrait format). If the total number of abstracts received requesting oral presentations exceeds the space available we will offer a poster slot as an alternative.


LEAP21 will include two keynote lectures, seminars as well as oral and poster abstract sessions. Topics will include natural and social science research on environmental sustainability, diets and health, dietary change, meat substitutes and rural livelihoods.

The virtual element of the conference will be hosted by Whova.

Further details will be released in due course