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"The way of progress is neither swift nor easy"

Marie Curie



Modern society is at a crossroads.

With technology revolutionising the job market and the internet reshaping people’s lives, it is a time of challenges and opportunities. Today, researchers are expected to utilize technology and information to further their scientific research, to communicate it effectively to the public, and to realise its potential in the market.  At the same time, researchers face the risk of becoming overwhelmed by the diversity of information.

The MCAA General Assembly, which will be held in Vienna, Austria, will address these issues with next years’ core theme being - ‘Research and Innovation beyond the Information Age’.



Are you ready to embrace the future and discuss the role of research in society?

Join us for a range of keynotes and training sessions aimed at addressing the evolving research environment - from how to write proposals for individual fellowships and European Research Council grants, to starting an entrepreneurship venture, and transitioning from academia to industry.


Explore new career paths, discover the opportunities of industry 5.0, and network with international researchers and innovators.


Shape the way of progress, now.









The MCAA General Assembly will take place on the morning of Sunday 24th February 2019, and will be restricted to MCAA Members.

The Annual Conference will take place across the 24th and 25th February 2019 and will be open to MCAA members and non-members.


Register here



Vienna is the federal capital and largest city in Austria, it being one of nine states in Austria. Vienna is Austria's primary city and is host to many major international organisations, including the United Nations and OPEC. The city is located in the eastern part of Austria and is close to the borders of the Czech Republic, Slovakia, and Hungary.



Vienna University

The University of Vienna is a public university located in Vienna, Austria. It was founded by Duke Rudolph IV in 1365 and is one of the oldest universities in the German-speaking world. With its long and rich history, the University of Vienna has developed into one of the largest universities in Europe, and also one of the most renowned, especially in the Humanities. It is associated with 15 Nobel prize winners and has been the academic home to a large number of scholars of historical as well as of academic importance.

Find more info about the venue and how to get there.

Live streaming

Did you know that parts of the conference can be followed remotely via our live stream?

More info coming soon!


















Book your flights to the “2019 MCAA General Assembly & Annual Conference” online at and save 15% on all applicable fares!

To do so, simply enter the following code in the eVoucher field on the Austrian homepage booking engine:

Code: MCAA19


  • Booking period: now until February 25th, 2019
  • Valid for flights to Vienna and return as of February 16th, 2019 until March 4th, 2019 (final date for return flight) on scheduled flights operated by Austrian Airlines

Book your flights here!



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The 6th MCAA General Assembly and Annual Conference is proud to be a recognized Austrian Eco-Event – a label awarded to exemplary ecological events which take place in the country.




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A PDF version of the agenda is available here



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Registration is now open for the 6th MCAA General Assembly and Annual Conference 2019.

As an MCAA Member, the General Assembly and Annual Conference in Vienna is free.  If not logged in, please use the option below “Register with your MCAA account”.

For non-members, register by 10th January 2019  to benefit from our ‘early bird’ rates. Please use the option below “Complete the registration form”.



Terms and Conditions

Any MCAA member unable to attend the GA in person is welcome to appoint another member (who will be there) to act as proxy. Please complete the proxy form and send it to Please note that a member can only represent up to two other members in this way, so please check/agree with the person you want to represent you before sending in the proxy form.

Registration includes:

  • MCAA Members will have access to the General Assembly (morning 24th February).  Non-members will be able to attend Annual Conference, from 11.00am (24th February).  The Annual Conference includes the welcome ceremony, keynote speakers, parallel sessions, posters, access to exhibitors, daytime refreshments and lunch on both days.
  • Conference bag, name tag and program
  • Registration fee does not include dinner or refreshments for the optional social evening activities, additional fees will apply (more details will follow).


  MCAA Members Early Bird (payment up to 10th Jan 2019) Regular
Students1 FREE €70 €90
Researchers2 FREE €80 €100
Others3 FREE €150 €200

1 Students - including PhD students

2 Academic Researchers - up to 7 years after their PhD

3 Others - Industry, Commercial, Senior Academic, General Public


Invited speakers, sponsors and exhibitors do not need to pay any registration fees but still need to register by completing the "2019 MCAA General Assembly Annual Conference Speakers, Sponsors and exhibitors" form. 


Cancellation and refund policy: Paid registrations (non-MCAA members) cancelled until the 7th January have a cancellation fee of 20€. After this date, no refund will be performed. Participants are recommended to have a travel insurance.


Visa: It is the responsibility of each individual to take care of all travel arrangements, including VISA, if required. The MCAA is not responsible for any arrangements to obtain VISA for participants and cannot be held responsible in case participants are not able to attend due to VISA issues. In case you need an invitation letter for your VISA process, please contact, including your  

  • Name
  • Surname
  • Date of Birth
  • Nationality
  • Passport No.
  • Organisation


Personal data: Personal data provided in the registration form will be used exclusively for the purposes of the organisation of the MCAA General Assembly and Annual Conference 2019. For more information, please consult the MCAA Events privacy policy


If you would like to register a group on behalf of your organisation and/or pay group fees, please contact and





Are you a member of the MCAA?

Registration is free!








































Vienna has a wide selection of accommodation, some suggestions are below (please note this list is not exhaustive).   We have also got some special rates from some hotels, so please feel free to use these.

Of course you are welcome to make alternative accommodation arrangements to suit your needs.






The University of Vienna was founded by Duke Rudolph IV in 1365.  Being one of the oldest universities in the German-speaking world, it is associated with 15 Nobel prize winners and the academic home to a large number of scholars of historical and academic importance.  The following maps provide further details to assit you in getting to/from the University (maps courtesy of Universität Wien).

Further details of accessibility, including elevators can be found here (please note this doucment is in German)


Getting to Vienna

There are a number of options to get you to Vienna, by air, rail or road.


Getting into and around Vienna

Vienna is approximately 16km north-west of the Vienna International Airport; with its extensive transport system, Vienna city centre can be easily accessible.




The MCAA  have organised a number of evening social events and would very much like you to join them. 

These events are an ideal opportunity to network, connect and continue conversations under a more 'relaxed' atmosphere, so please come along and extend your MCAA experience.



Are you looking for Abstract & Poster submission details? The submissions are now closed. The deadline for submissions was 31st January 2019. 




Established by the EC in 2012, the Marie Curie Alumni Association (MCAA) is today a thriving organisation, with 11,000+ members and growing. These are all current or past beneficiaries of a Marie Curie research grant, working and living across five continents.

MCAA members are among the best researchers in the world. They are mobile, industry experienced and well trained in different fields including life sciences, physical sciences, engineering, humanities, economics and many other areas.

To keep this community thriving, and making the most of the opportunities presented by our global network, the MCAA has geographic chapters and issue specific working groups. It also holds its Annual Conference and General Assembly each year. At these events, members meet in person, talk to peers and industry, exchange knowledge, and make the most of this incredible network.

The 2019 event will take place at the University of Vienna, Austria, on the 24th and 25th of February. Dating from 1365, the University is one of the oldest in the German-speaking world. With its long and rich history, the University of Vienna is associated with 15 Nobel prize winners and offers a structure and visibility tailored to the vibrant network of the MCAA.














Do you want to become a partner? Contact us either by e-mail or by using the contact form


  Bronze Silver Gold Platinum

Speaking at MCAA conference

(1 person, 15 minute time-slot in a parallel session)



Short interview

(included in official Conference video/social media content)


Name an award

(Outstanding contributor/Career award/or suggest yours!)


Your logo in the event’s Book of Abstracts, Agenda and participants’ folder


Banner + Job posting on MCAA web-portal

(Two weeks banner, job posting widget provided by sponsor)


Exhibition booth at the Career Fair


Sponsor the Welcome Pack:

- provide sustainable item to the welcome package


- co-branding of the conference bag



(small logo)


(large logo)

CSR sponsorship

Talks to us to discuss inspiring ideas, options and pricing

Social Media option

When supporting the GA, you become eligible for a 25% discount on our social media options (see below); This offer increases to 50% if you opt for the Platinum option







Sponsorship options Basic Advance Premiere

Price for 1 year - three months prior to the Annual Conference and nine months afterwards



50% discount when sponsoring all other MCAA events -  MCAA Working Group events and MCAA Local Chapters events.      

- Your organisation’s name and logo posted on our Twitter account

- Your organisation’s name, logo and short presentation (100 word profile) posted on our Facebook account


One half page publication* in MCAA newsletter

4 publications* of half page each, in 4 newsletters      

One full page publication* in the MCAA’s Irradium Magazine (published once in a year)


* For print-ready materials only, there will be an additional charge for any additional artwork or editorial intervention.  Advertising/publishing material is subject to approval by the MCAA Board Members

  partnering brochure



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