Welcome to Brazil! Welcome to ICHNIA 2022 – The 5th International Congress on Ichnology!

ICHNIA 2022 will be held on April 4th - 8th, 2022 in Florianópolis Island, Santa Catarina State, southern Brazil, in the Canto da Ilha Hotel and Convention Center.

Every four years, ichnologists from around the world join in a selected place to discuss the progress of our science, share experiences and ideas, and celebrate One Ichnology! With the first edition in 2004 in Trelew, Argentina, ICHNIA – The International Congress on Ichnology took place in Krakow (Poland), St. John, Newfoundland (Canada), and Idanha-a-Nova (Portugal). Brazil had been chosen to house the fifth edition of ICHNIA, and we are proud to be the next hub of Ichnology and to share with you a few of the vast heritage of ancient and modern biogenic structures. The 5th edition of ICHNIA was planed to be in 2020, but due to the Covid-19 pandemic, it was postponed to April 2022.

The Canto da Ilha Hotel will be the official house of ICHNIA 2022. To experience the spirit of One Ichnology! philosophy, the ICHNIA 2022 Organizing Team expects that all participants stay accommodated at the hotel during the whole event. The hotel counts with 48 rooms that offer single, double, or triple-based accommodation in single or double beds, with private bathroom, local cable TV, fridge, and a balcony to the garden. Prices include free parking (if you come by car), free wifi and a complimentary breakfast.

Room reservations will be made exclusively by the ICHNIA 2022 Registration Form. The ICHNIA 2022 Organizing Team will transfer all reservation requirements to the hotel staff. ICHNIA 2022 is a family friend event, children and companions are welcome.

The ICHNIA 2022 complete schedule and program will be updated up to August 31, 2021. Follow our Facebook page to receive updating alerts:

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ICHNIA 2022 wants to provide a real Brazilian experience to you!

As science is not everything in life, a little fun also does well. Thinking on this, the Organizing Committee is planning daily social events for your delighting, such as the ice-break reception, daily happy hours at the pool (after technical sessions), the ICHNIA Soccer Game, followed by a Brazilian night, and the conference dinner. From the Ice Break Party to the Farewell Dinner, the participants will have a chance to enjoy the typical Brazilian atmosphere and taste the flavors of the most celebrated Brazilian food and drinks, enjoy Brazilian music, and experience the best of Florianópolis culture and heritage. We invite you to take your seat in this experience! Soon we will detail all social and cultural experiences that will be part of ICHNIA 2022 agenda.

In ICHNIA 2022 Soccer Game, Gondwana Team will play against Laurasia Team. Chose your team and start practice! ICHNIA Soccer Game is ageless and accepts male and female players without any distinction!

Touristic assistance will also be offered during the meeting for those interested in exploring Florianópolis and its beautiful beaches or extending the stay to visit other places in Brazil.

organizing team

Daniel Sedorko


Universidade Federal de Uberlândia, Brazil

João Henrique Dobler Lima


ICHNOS Research Group, Brazil

Jorge Villegas Martín


itt Fossil, Unisinos University, Brazil

Samuel Henrique Noll


ICHNOS Research Group, Brazil

Heitor Francischini

Field Trip Coordinator

Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil

Paula Dias

Technical Sections Coordinator

Universidade Federal do Rio Grande, Brazil

Sudipta Dasgupta

Student Affairs

Indian Institute of Technology at Bombai, India

Noelia Carmona

Scientific Committee Coordinator

Universidad Nacional de Río Negro, Argentina

Renata G. Netto


Geology Graduate Program, Unisinos University, Brazil

keynote speakers

ICHNIA 2022 Timeline


ICHNIA 2020 on Facebook

ICHNIA 2020 opens its fan page at Facebook.

Learn MoreMay 27, 2019

ICHNIA 2020 First Circular

The ICHNIA 2020 First Circular is launched on May 31, 2019, with the initial information about the congress, the venue, field trips, and much other relevant information for the participants.

Learn MoreMay 31, 2019

ICHNIA 2020 website

ICHNIA 2020 website is available for all participants, including the general information about the congress, the scientific activities and field trips, subscription fees, abstract submission, and other relevant issues.

Learn MoreDec 01, 2019

The ICHNIA 2020 Abstract Template is now available.

Learn MoreJan 06, 2020

ICHNIA 2020 Second Circular

The ICHNIA 2020 Second Circular is launched with additional and detailed information about subscription, abstract submission, field trips, technical sessions, keynote talks, hotel accommodation, visit visa requirements, and other relevant issues for all the participants.

Learn MoreJan 11, 2020

News about the Covid-19 outbreak in Brazil

Information about Covid-19 outbreak in Brazil and why it will not impact ICHNIA 2020 schedule.

Learn MoreMar 20, 2020

Student Grants section is open in ICHNIA 2020 website.

Find the complete information about grants for students to participate on ICHNIA 2020 at

Apr 01, 2020

Discount registration extended!

Learn MoreApr 26, 2020

ICHNIA 2020 Schedule/Format Poll

Help ICHNIA 2020 Organize Team to make a decision about the future of the congress due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Learn MoreApr 26, 2020

ICHNIA 2020 is postponed to 2022

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the uncertainties, go presential on ICHNIA 2020 looks like impossible right now. Thus, the 5th International Congress on Ichnology was delayed to 2020. Read the letter from The President of ICHNIA 2020 Organizing Team to all ICHNIA participants.

Learn MoreMay 23, 2020

ICHNIA 2022 officially rescheduled!

ICHNIA 2022 is now officially rescheduled for April 4th-8th, 2022. Save the date!

Learn MoreJan 21, 2021

ICHNIA 2022 is coming!

News about the forthcoming actions regarding ICHNIA 2022 preps!

Learn MoreJul 27, 2021