The Symposium includes three formats for presentation: panels with 3 papers; knowledge cafés;  and poster presentations.  Click on the titles below for detailed presentation formats:

Knowledge café

Round-table discussion, facilitated by short presentations to begin each session for a maximum of 20 minutes, discussing aspects of the Rural Landscape Principles and accepted session proposal to explore issues, opportunities and solutions. Cafes have 40 minutes of open discussion and are suited to 20 to 30 participants.

Papers with Panel discussion

Two or three concise papers (10 to 15 minutes each) followed by 10 minutes of open exchanges and discussion. Sessions focus on particular rural heritage, rural landscape systems, geographic regions, or philosophical discussions of rural heritage conservation and change management.


Posters present case study examples of rural landscape systems from different parts of the globe. The materials from these posters will be published in the Symposium proceedings in their full form.  Selected posters will be added to the ‘rural landscape atlas’, one component of the ISCCL Rural Landscapes Initiative led by Prof. Lionella Scazzosi (go to for more information on the Atlas and for a summary of the project see:  Layout and examples will be provided for guidance in poster development.



All accepted abstracts will go through a process of double-blind peer review.  All accepted abstract proposals for paper presentations must provide revised edited abstracts and full papers as a condition of acceptance.

Accepted abstracts will be published in a symposium publication prior to the event in Morocco.  The final abstracts and conference posters will be published on-line in a conference publication.    Full papers will be peer reviewed after the conference, published in a full proceedings and the top four or five papers will be published in a special issue of Heritage & Society.