Monday 05 September, 18:30 – approx. 19:30
Venue: Foyer (ground floor)
Early-career scientists meet established senior scientists in a speed-networking game.
How do you get your projects funded, and what, exactly, is the deeper meaning of your latest elephant poem?
Meeting colleagues and potential new collaborators is one of the most exciting tasks at scientific conferences. Early-career scientists often miss the possibility to talk to seniors and the seniors may miss the possibility to talk to a future applicant with new ideas. The organizational committee of the GfÖ conference 2016 and the GfÖ press office aim at facilitating the exchange between senior and early-career scientists.
We invited senior scientists to participate in a scientific speed-dating event parallel to the ice breaker at the first day of the GfÖ conference. During the speed-dating senior and early-career scientists will be matched to share ideas, build connections or just talk about a favorite hobby. However, every two minutes, the pairs change. In the end, every participant will have started conversations with many researchers, and there is plenty of time to continue those conversations over the course of the conference.
This is the first time to include such an event in the GfÖ-conference schedule, so we invited all senior scientists personally, attempting to cover several career stages from postdocs to leading researchers in their field. It is a special honor that all keynote speakers agreed to participate in this little experiment! We introduce all participating senior scientists on the new GfÖ-facebook account.
You have the opportunity to register as a junior for this event following the link provided with the info mail. In case there are more registrations than positions available it will be ‘first come, first serve’ with a waiting list for alternates. Please note that we will favor students and PhD-students.
We are looking forward to an hour of fruitful, albeit short, encounters of students and established scientists!