Townhall meetings offer an active discussion platform that is open to all interested conference participants. At townhall meetings, information is shared on new initiatives or opportunities of interest to a wide range of disciplines. This is often followed by an open discussion on the matter raised. Townhall meetings are non-commercial and cannot be used for session extension.

Any registered participant may organize a townhall meeting, which is subject to the approval by the Programme Committee Chair. Townhall meetings will take place Monday–Tuesday and Thursday–Friday from 19:00 to 20:00 in lecture rooms of the congress centre. Applications are submitted online. Upon acceptance, the respective meeting will appear in the townhall meeting programme as a session. Conveners can then add public information to their townhall meeting using the convener tools.