Conference planning for postgraduates

Trish Strzelecka
Wednesday 21 February 2024

This GRADskills workshop is designed specifically for researchers who are interested in planning events, workshops or conferences. Organising and managing a conference gives researchers the opportunity to boost their profile, develop new skills and to meet other academics in their field. The skills and knowledge that are developed can be used in a variety of roles and careers outside academia too.

In order to deliver a high quality event it is crucial that organisers execute a sequence of well-planned actions in advance, leaving plenty of time to solve any problems that arise unexpectedly. This workshop will encourage participants to plan their event so as to maximise impact and attract delegates. It will cover event planning and design, management, finance, venues, online tools, marketing and promotion, attracting sponsorship and post-event actions. The content is taught via short lectures, demonstrations of free online tools and interactive group exercises, in addition to the instructor’s own experience. Participants are encouraged to share their own event ideas throughout.

 

Thursday 7 March 2024
09.30 to 12.30

Please use PDMS to sign up: https://www.st-andrews.ac.uk/pdms/

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