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Dear Arachnologists and friends of the European Society of Arachnology,

It is a great pleasure to cordially invite you to the 33rd European Congress of Arachnology, which will be held in Greifswald, Germany from 4 to 9 September 2022.

Greifswald was part of the Hanseatic League in the 14th century. The University of Greifswald is one of the oldest universities in Germany (founded in 1456), and it is the smallest city in Germany that is home to a university with all classical disciplines (theology, medicine, law, humanities and natural sciences). Zoological research has been performed here for nearly 200 years and research on Arachnids for almost 25 years - starting with the late Gerd Alberti.

The conference venue is a newly built lecture hall complex in the city center of Greifswald. There are several hotels and B&Bs within walking distance. Bike rental is also available to cover longer distances to the congress venue. Please consider booking your accommodation as soon as possible, as Greifswald is popular among tourists in summer.

The main program of the meeting includes four plenary lectures, ranging from cognition to functional morphology while spanning several groups of arachnids. Apart from regular oral presentations and posters that will be presented in topical sessions, there will be several exciting symposia and workshops!

As to outdoor activities, our traditional mid-congress excursions will lead us to some of the picturesque places around Greifswald. During a three day PRE-congress excursion you will have the chance to explore many of the charming places in the state of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern. 
The Baltic Sea, the many lakes, and the islands of RĂ¼gen and Usedom in combination with the sparsely populated region make the area highly diverse and attractive for those who like to explore nature.

We are looking forward to welcoming you in Greifswald this September.

Gabriele Uhl and Peter Michalik

on behalf of the organizing committee