Early Career Researchers Networking Conference
Life as an ECR can be demanding and stressful as you find your feet as an independent researcher. Being plugged into an active research community can be vital to sustaining momentum, keeping up-to-date with information, and building your network of potential collaborators. This one-day conference has been designed by ECRs for ECRs with the aim of providing opportunities for networking, learning, and building a community of support for ECRs at La Trobe University. Come and join us on the Monday, 25th September 2017 (9am to 4pm) at John Scott Meeting House. All are welcome.
The conference is fully funded by La Trobe University through the Office of the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research) and by the Graduate Research School's Research Education and Development (RED) team. Registration is free and the event is fully catered throughout the day. We believe these details are important to ensure maximum accessibility of this networking opportunity within the ECR community.
For ECRs travelling from regional campuses, financial support is available to assist with the costs of transport and accommodation on the Melbourne Campus. We strongly encourage ECRs from regional campuses to submit an abstract. If you're interested in accessing a travel bursary, please contact Clarice Tang via ECRcommunity@latrobe.edu.au.
9.00 am -
9.05 am -
9.20 am -
Key note speaker 1
Being an ECR outside of academia
9.50 am -
Senior management panel
Being an ECR at La Trobe
Keith Nugent, Ash Franks, Sue Martin, Birgit Loch, Christopher Scanlon
10.30 am -
Morning tea break
11:00 am -
12.20 pm -
1:00 pm -
Lightening round 1 (5 minutes lightning talk + 2 minutes of questions)
1.40 pm -
Potential career pathways for ECRs
Tseen Khoo , Michael Healy, Jeanette Fyffe, Tasha Weir, Zoe Krupka
2.20 pm -
Afternoon tea break
2.40 pm -
Key note speaker 2
Tips on being a successful academic researcher
3.10 pm -
Lightening round 2
3.40 pm -
Sandbox awards and close
Registration for this event is now open via eventbrite. Full details of the program will be available shortly via this website.
Social media details
The conference hashtag is #LTUecr and delegates are encouraged to livetweet the proceedings.