Save the Dates!
The Fourth RSE Conference will open on Tuesday 17th September and run for three full days, closing on Thursday 19th September 2019. We are not only expanding from two days to three but also opening up more delegate places to a maximum of 420 tickets.
On Tuesday 17th September, we will reunite the RSE Community in the Bramall Concert Hall for a welcome speech and inspiring keynote speakers. Talks will follow throughout the afternoon with plenty of time to speak to our partner sponsors and talk to poster presenters. A social event with food and drink, included in your delegate ticket, will round off the first day. Wednesday 18th September will include more talks and group discussions followed by another social dinner. We’re changing the format this year by adding a third day to your conference, purely for workshops. Delegates will have the chance to join a half or whole day workshop to learn a new skill, in-depth. The co-chairs on the RSE Conference Committee have taken on-board your feedback and we are limiting the number of parallel sessions for talks and workshops to a maximum of four.
Our sincere hope is that you (re)find your community, learn a new skill, take part in some discussions, are energised and inspired from a talk – all in three days!
If you’re arriving the day before the conference, you’ll be glad to hear that we will organise a pre-conference meet up somewhere on Monday 16th September. The committee for RSE18 were pleased to see that the formal dinner was a success in September so on either Tuesday or Wednesday evening, we will have a formal seated dinner again for 300 delegates in the Great Hall with an after-dinner speaker. The other evening social will be less formal and able to accommodate all 420 delegates. Places for the seated dinner will be on a first come first serve basis, when booking your delegate place.
This year we have changed the structure of the committee that brings you the RSE conference. As the conference has evolved into something bigger (and better) each year, we needed to split the workload. Andrew Edmondson, RSE Leader, at the University of Birmingham will lead the Programme sub-Committee in the role of Programme co-Chair, creating the content for the conference while Claire Wyatt will take the role of Logistics co-Chair, delivering the conference nitty-gritty. The rest of the conference committee members will be announced soon.