Early Career Researchers Networking Conference

We are excited to announce the date for the 3rd Early Career Researchers (ECR) Networking Conference on 25 September 2017 at John Scott Meeting House (9am to 4pm). This free conference is designed by ECRs for ECRs. It provides delegates with the unique opportunity to hear from senior management on issues that are relevant to ECRs, learn about the breadth of research that is happening across La Trobe, showcase their own research to a wide audience, and to meet fellow ECRs across disciplines and campuses.

With support from the Deputy Vice Chancellor – Research Professor Keith Nugent, this one-day conference features presentations, round-table discussions and research collaboration activities. During past conferences, delegates have heard from members of La Trobe’s research executive, RFA Directors and Heads of Schools on issues most relevant to emerging researchers. There are opportunities to put questions to the panel of university research leaders, hear from ECRs who are leading projects funded by the RFAs, learn about ECR research across the university, and form new collaborations within the ECR Network.


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.

Call for papers

The call for papers is now open for the 3rd LTU ECR Network conference. Submit your abstract (200 word max) for a lightning talk round to disseminate your work to researchers from across La Trobe’s Colleges and campuses. This is a networking conference, therefore we invite abstracts about your work or about the way you work – for example, your experience of being an ECR, working within a multidisciplinary team, how you formed a new collaboration, etc. Submission of abstract closes on Friday, 25th August at 5pm.

Abstract template [DOC 21KB]


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.