Call for contributions: &more Conference 2021 – From Pandemic to Fantastic, Success Stories of the Past Year.

The sell-out &more conference is returning for a third year, to showcase the work of young researchers and give them access to innovative thinking, best knowledge and practice and online networking via the Hopin platform.

Despite the disruption of the last year (or because of it), research continues to flourish. Young researchers are a fundamental part of the industry; creating, striving and working hard, not just in their jobs, but in assisting the industry to be more sustainable and more representative of those it serves.

Now it’s time for &more members, and those who manage and mentor them, to take to our virtual stage and share their successes.

The focus is on what young researchers have achieved over the past year, but we don’t only want to look backwards. What do these achievements mean for the future of research? How can senior researchers assist their younger colleagues to get the most from their careers? What do young researchers have to tell the wider industry?

Your submission could be:

A 30-minute case study – present research from the last year where innovative methodologies have been used, outcomes have been notable, and the audience will be left excited by your story.

A No slides panel debate - suggest a strategic or methodological panel discussion.

A 30-minute showcase - share your tips on career development for young researchers, or how the industry can be shaped by young researchers in the future.

A quick note on our selection criteria:

We are open to receiving submissions from everybody – not just &more members, and you do not need to meet the &more criteria. The audience will however be &more members (anyone who is under 30 or has been in the industry for less than 5 years).

With a limited number of sessions available, we give priority to &more members/young researchers, new hot-off-the-press research and projects using pioneering research techniques.

Please submit a brief synopsis (approx. 200 words) for consideration, by the 2nd July 2021, to conference@mrs.org.uk.

The conference will take place online on 7th October 2021.

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