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Nov 23 to 24 2017, 9:00am - 6:00pm
Amsterdam
Netherlands
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The next MCAA Austrian Chapter (MCA3C) Winter meeting will be held on November 25th, 2017 at the Johannes Kepler University Linz. All past and present beneficiaries of Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions are eligible to join the Marie Curie Alumni Association (MCAA), and subsequently the MCA3C, and are welcome to participate.

Date: November 25th, 2017
Time: 10.30
Location:Johannes Kepler University
Altenbergerstraße 69, 4040 Linz
JKU Technikum Gebäude

Nov 25 2017, 10:30am - 4:00pm CET
Linz
Austria
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We are organizing a Winter School on “Imaging in Knee Osteoarthritis” and “PhD – What’s next”? with our Initial Training Network Kneemo: http://www.kneemo.eu/ in collaboration with the MCAA Austrian Chapter and are happy about interested PhD Students!

If you are interested or want to particpate, please find more information here:

Dec 05 to 08 2017, 9:00am - 3:15pm
Salzburg
Austria
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Course outline: This workshop aims to provide researchers with necessary knowledge and skills to communicate their research to the wider public. Researchers learn first-hand from an experienced journalist how to publish their research in newspapers to reach non-academic audiences. The workshop also familiarizes students with social media channels such as Twitter, which can serve as a tool for communicating research ideas and findings.

Dates: 7th and 8th December 2017

Dec 07 to 08 2017, 9:00pm - 5:00pm
Budapest
Hungary
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MCAA Bulgaria Chapter Kick-off Meeting

 

 

Dear Bulgarian MCAA members,

It is a great pleasure to invite you to participate in the first meeting of the newly created Bulgaria Chapter:

 

Dec 08 2017, 12:30pm - 4:30pm CET
Sofia
Bulgaria
Bulgaria
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The International Conference on Information and Communication Technologies for Disaster Management (ICT-DM’2017) will be held in Münster, Germany from 11th to 13th December 2017. ICT-DM’2017 aims to bring together academics and practitioners who are involved in emergency services, ad hoc planning, and disaster management and recovery, in order to learn about the latest research developments, share experiences and information about this area, and develop recommendations.

Dec 11 to 13 2017, 9:00am - 6:00pm
Münster
Germany
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Do you plan to go abroad during or after your PhD?

With a postdoctoral fellowship or for a position in the industry?

Are you looking for country-specific information on funding schemes, employers, recruitment process, professional codes?

This event is made for you!

Dates: 11th & 12th December 2017

Venue: CIUP Fondation Biermans Lapotre (RER B “Cité Universitaire”), Paris

Dec 11 to 12 2017, 9:00am - 6:00pm
Paris
France
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The Spain & Portugal Chapter is organising a workshop on Project Management, to be held in Pamplona (Spain), at the Public University of Navarra (UPNA), on December 14th.

The event is free, thanks to MCAA support, but registration is required due to space limitations: MCAA members have priority for registration.

Dec 14 2017, 9:00am - 6:00pm CET
Pamplona
Spain
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The ability to manage research successfully is vital to every researcher’s career. With a learning-by-doing approach, the goal is to enable postdoctoral researchers to turn their funded European project into a successful executed project and obtain the neccesary skills and tools to cope with the challenges of managing European grants. This workshop is an essential resource and practical guide for researchers who are responsible for coordinating projects among different departments, executive levels, or projects with technical complexity.

 

Dec 14 2017, 9:00am - 6:00pm CET
Pamplona
Spain
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Aim: This short, six-session course for scientists intends to visit the research article, considering issues before writing, and how these elements are then reflected in actual published research articles in your disciplines. You will be asked to apply these considerations to your own proposed writing and research articles.

Jan 25 to 26 2018, 9:00am - 6:00pm
Budapest
Hungary

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Marie Curie Sesquicentennial Conference-2017

Marie Curie Sesquicentennial Conference-2017

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The year 2017 happens to be the 150th birth anniversary of Marie Curie. Besides being the first woman to win a Nobel Prize, Marie Curie is the first and only person to win a Nobel Prize in two different sciences. The World perhaps remembers her due to the exemplary contributions she made toward radioactivity (a term that she coined) and for the discovery and isolation of the elements Radium and Polonium. However, often we overlook the applications of her research which span across many inter-disciplinary areas of modern Science and Technology. Marie Curie is a perfect example of women empowerment of her time, a passionate and dedicated researcher, in addition to being a responsible wife and a caring mother.

To commemorate the life and works of Marie Curie, the Indian National Young Academy of Science (INYAS) intends to organize a National Conference entitled: “Marie Curie Sesquicentennial Conference-2017” (MCSC-2017) during November 5-7, 2017 at the Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), New Delhi. MCSC-2017 will showcase the research applications of the discoveries made by Marie Curie and will draw participation from many branches and areas of Indian science. The two-and-a-half day conference will have scientific lectures and poster sessions, and will act as a platform for interaction between both young and senior scientists of various disciplines.

Web-site: https://sites.google.com/view/mcsc2017/home

Registration: https://sites.google.com/view/mcsc2017/registration or via themcsc2017@gmail.com

Contact the organising committee: themcsc2017@gmail.com

Contact INYAS: inyasindia@gmail.com

Visit INYAS: http://www.insaindia.res.in/INYAS/

Visit INSA: http://www.insaindia.res.in/

Date:
Sunday, 5 November, 2017 to Tuesday, 7 November, 2017, 09:00 - 18:30
Location City:
New Delhi
India
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Marie Curie Sesquicentennial Conference-2017

Marie Curie Sesquicentennial Conference-2017

Simon Robinson's picture

 

The year 2017 happens to be the 150th birth anniversary of Marie Curie. Besides being the first woman to win a Nobel Prize, Marie Curie is the first and only person to win a Nobel Prize in two different sciences. The World perhaps remembers her due to the exemplary contributions she made toward radioactivity (a term that she coined) and for the discovery and isolation of the elements Radium and Polonium. However, often we overlook the applications of her research which span across many inter-disciplinary areas of modern Science and Technology. Marie Curie is a perfect example of women empowerment of her time, a passionate and dedicated researcher, in addition to being a responsible wife and a caring mother.

To commemorate the life and works of Marie Curie, the Indian National Young Academy of Science (INYAS) intends to organize a National Conference entitled: “Marie Curie Sesquicentennial Conference-2017” (MCSC-2017) during November 5-7, 2017 at the Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), New Delhi. MCSC-2017 will showcase the research applications of the discoveries made by Marie Curie and will draw participation from many branches and areas of Indian science. The two-and-a-half day conference will have scientific lectures and poster sessions, and will act as a platform for interaction between both young and senior scientists of various disciplines.

Web-site: https://sites.google.com/view/mcsc2017/home

Registration: https://sites.google.com/view/mcsc2017/registration or via themcsc2017@gmail.com

Contact the organising committee: themcsc2017@gmail.com

Contact INYAS: inyasindia@gmail.com

Visit INYAS: http://www.insaindia.res.in/INYAS/

Visit INSA: http://www.insaindia.res.in/

Date:
Sunday, 5 November, 2017 to Tuesday, 7 November, 2017, 09:00 - 18:30
Location City:
New Delhi
India
 
 
 
MSC2017 birthday gala

MSC2017 birthday gala

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Dear members,

we celebrate this year the 150th birthday of Maria Skłodowska-Curie with a series of Poland-wide events organized by the Polish Chemical Society and the Maria Skłodowska-Curie Muzeum in Warsaw.

The crowning event of this series is the Medicine-Scientia-Cultura conference in Warsaw (see separate event), followed by the official conference gala. While participation in the MSC2017 conference is open to all members of the public (for a small registration fee), the gala is an invitation-only exclusive event, to which you may have access through membership in MCAA.

The MCAA Polish Chapter cordially invites you to participate in the Birthday Gala (9.11), which will be attended by Maria's grandchildren.

Participation is free, but possible only through an invitation extended to MCAA members - please contact Maria Górna (by email or a message on this website) by Nov 4th if you wish to attend.

Gala Programme (9th November 2017)

Venue: Main Hall (Duza Aula), Main Building of Warsaw University of Technology, Plac Politechniki 1, Warsaw

18:00 – 18:15 Welcome
18:15 – 18:45 An address of Maria’s Grandchildren, Prof. Hélène Langevin-Joliot and Prof. Pierre Joliot
18:45 – 19:10 Maria Skłodowska-Curie in a Multimedia Dance Show

19:10 – 19:40 Coffee break

19:40 – 20:40 Looking for the elixir of life – a symphony for Maria Skłodowska-Curie by Prof. Benedykt Konowalski, Warsaw Chamber Orchestra, PREMIERE

20:40 – 22:30 Dinner

 

On Nov 10th, a follow-up event in the form of Standing up for Science EU workshop takes place in Warsaw (see separate event).

 

We hope to see members of the Polish Chapter and visiting MCAA members to celebrate the 150th Birthday together!

 

Date:
Thursday, 9 November, 2017 - 18:00 - 22:00
Location City:
Warsaw
Poland
09/11/2017 - 18:00 - 22:00
 
 
Celebrating Marie Curie’s Birthday, Rome, 2017-11-10

Celebrating Marie Curie’s Birthday, Rome, 2017-11-10

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In celebration of the 150th anniversary of Marie Skłodowska Curie’s birth, the MCAA will take part in the event “L’eredità di Marie Skłodowska-Curie a 150 anni dalla nascita”, which will take place in Rome on 10th November 2017.

This event will be organised by the Ministry of Education, Universities, and Research Organisations in collaboration with the European Commission, and the Research Executive Agency, and will involve the MCAA Italy Chapter.

This event will be also dedicated to the impact of the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions Programme on MC researchers’ careers, and to the recently-adopted policy for the recruitment of Marie Curie Researchers at Italian universities and research institutions. They will be able to directly recruit the winning fellows for a tenure track professorship thanks to a new Italian Ministerial Decree (D.M. 965 – 12/2015).

Venue: Ministero dell’Istruzione dell’Università e della Ricerca, Sala della Comunicazione, Viale Trastevere 76ª, 00153 Rome

Program:

9.00 - Registrazione dei partecipanti
9.30 - Saluti

  • Valeria Fedeli, Ministra dell’Istruzione, dell’Università e della Ricerca
  • Daniela Corda, Rappresentante nazionale nel Comitato Horizon 2020 per ERC, MSCA e FET
  • Angela Bellia, Marie Curie Alumni Association, Chair dell’Events and Network Working Group

10.00 - Il successo dei ricercatori italiani nel Programma Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions

  • Alessandra Luchetti, Capo Dipartimento della REA, Research Executive Agency

10.30 - 1a Tavola rotonda: Iniziative per i Marie Curie Researchers nelle Università e negli Enti di ricerca italiani

  • Coordina: Luigi Nicolais, Coordinatore Segreteria Tecnica Politiche per la Ricerca, Dipartimento per la Formazione
  • Superiore e per la Ricerca, MIUR
  • Antonino Rotolo, Prorettore per la ricerca dell’Università di Bologna
  • Giancarlo Dalla Fontana, Prorettore Vicario dell’Università di Padova
  • Marco Sgarbi, Prorettore alla Comunicazione e promozione di Ateneo dell’Università Ca’ Foscari di Venezia

11.30 - 2a Tavola rotonda: I Marie Curie Researchers in Italia: storie di successo

  • Coordina: Fulvio Esposito, Segreteria Tecnica Politiche per la Ricerca, Dipartimento per la Formazione Superiore e per la
  • Ricerca, MIUR
  • Luigi Caranti, Marie Curie Alumni Association, Chair Italy Chapter – Università di Catania
  • Sonia Silvestri, Marie Curie Researcher – Università di Padova
  • Dario Pellizzon, Marie Curie Alumni Association, Honorary Member - Università Ca’ Foscari di Venezia

12.15 - “Marie Skłodowska-Curie Researchers 2017 in Italia”. Cerimonia di premiazione
12.30 - Conclusione dei lavori e domande

  • Coordina: Marco Mancini, Capo Dipartimento per la Formazione Superiore e la Ricerca, MIUR

 

Date:
Friday, 10 November, 2017 - 09:00 - 13:00
Location City:
Rome
Italy
10/11/2017 - 09:00 - 13:00
 
 
'Standing up for Science EU' media workshop, Friday 10th November 2017, University of Warsaw

'Standing up for Science EU' media workshop, Friday 10th November 2017, University of Warsaw

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Support from early-career researchers to ‘Standing up for Science EU’ is now more important than ever, and it is crucial that their voices are heard in public debates about science and evidence.

In June 2017, MCAA joined the first ‘Standing up for Science EU’ workshop in Brussels, to give early career researchers the tools and insights to inform policy, and have a stronger voice within the EU. This workshop was hugely over-subscribed, and received very positive feedback from both partners and participants, In the light of this success, the MCAA is participating in a second ‘Standing up for Science EU’ workshop, at the University of Warsaw, on Friday 10th November 2017.

Date: 2017-11-10; 09h00 to 16h00

Venue: University of Warsaw, Poland

Web-site: http://senseaboutscience.org/activities/standing-up-for-science-workshop/

Program: http://senseaboutscience.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/Standing-up-for-Science-EU_Agenda.pdf

Registration: (mandatory, but free) at bit.ly/2wzDrv3  DEADLINE IS WEDNESDAY, 2017-10-04, 17HOO CET

Information: svanthournout@senseaboutscience.org or sofie@senseaboutscience.org

IMPORTANT: Sense about Science has allocated ten 'reserved' places only for MCAA members: five for the MCAA members in general, and five specifically for members of the MCAA Polish chapter. The ten selected members will each be offered an MCAA micro-grant to cover eligible expenses (i.e. travel and accommodation) under normal travel micro-grant rules (i.e. reimbursement of expenses to actual attendees on production of proof of eligible expenditures). There is no need to make any separate application for any MCAA micro-grant, as the ten available grants will be awarded to the ten MCAA members selected by Sense about Science. i.e.interested members should register at the above URL, and will be automatically eligible for an MCA  micro-grant if selected by Sense about ScienceNB: MCAA members should mention clearly on the registration form that they are part of MCAA, or the MCAA Polish Chapter, to be considered for one of the ten allotted places.

Date:
Friday, 10 November, 2017 - 09:00 - 16:00
Location City:
Warsaw
Poland
10/11/2017 - 09:00 - 16:00
 
 
OpenCon 2017 to be held in Berlin, Germany on November 11-13

OpenCon 2017 to be held in Berlin, Germany on November 11-13

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SPARC, the Right to Research Coalition and the Max Planck Society will host OpenCon 2017 will take place on November 11-13 in Berlin, Germany at the Max Planck Society’s Harnack House.

OpenCon is more than a conference. It’s a platform for the next generation to learn about Open Access, Open Education, and Open Data, develop critical skills, and catalyze action toward a more open system for sharing the world’s information—from scholarly and scientific research, to educational materials, to digital research data. OpenCon 2017 is at the center of a growing community of thousands of students and early career academic professionals from across the world working to create an open system for research and education.

OpenCon brings together the most energetic, engaged students and early career academic professionals—regardless of their ability to cover travel costs. Because of this, attendance at OpenCon is by application only, and the majority of past participants have received travel scholarships.

Applications to attend OpenCon 2017 in Berlin, Germany will open on June 27th. For more information about the conference and to sign up for updates, visit www.opencon2017.org/updates.

OpenCon 2017’s three-day program will begin with two days of keynotes, panels, and interactive workshops. OpenCon places an emphasis on highlighting diverse, early career voices, while complementing them with leading experts, such as Jimmy Wales (Co-founder of Wikipedia), Amy Rosenbaum (Director of Legislative Affairs to US President Barack Obama), and Julia Reda (Member of the European Parliament). The third day will feature an all-day “do-a-thon,” where participants have the opportunity to craft new campaigns, lay the foundations for new resources, and form collaborations that will continue long after the November conference is over.

The OpenCon conference and community are only possible with the support of leading organizations with a strong commitment to support student and early career academic professional involvement across Open Access, Open Education, and Open Data. We deeply appreciate the support of our past sponsors, including the Max Planck Society, PLOS, the Laura and John Arnold Foundation, eLife, BioMed Central, SpringerOpen, the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, the Wikimedia Foundation, Overleaf, Microsoft Research, Figshare, Creative Commons USA, and the more than 30 universities and organizations that have sponsored individual scholarships.

Date:
Saturday, 11 November, 2017 to Monday, 13 November, 2017, 09:00 - 17:00
Location City:
Berlin
Germany
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Medicina-Scientia-Cultura conference - 150th birthday celebration

Medicina-Scientia-Cultura conference - 150th birthday celebration

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A 3-day international conference devoted to the achievements, and inspired by the spirit, of Maria Skłodowska Curie.

We celebrate this year the 150th birthday of Maria Skłodowska-Curie with a Poland-wide series of events organized by the Polish Chemical Society and the Maria Skłodowska-Curie Muzeum in Warsaw.

The crowning event of this series is the Medicina-Scientia-Cultura conference in Warsaw, split into the following themes:

MEDICINA 6.11 - (Medical University of Warsaw) The medicinal aspects of Maria’s heritage
SCIENTIA 7.11  - (Warsaw University of Technology) The importance of science for the modern society
CULTURA 8.11 - (University of Warsaw) The socio-cultural aspects of women in science

More details at http://msc2017.pl (Link to the conference programme: click here)

Registration to the event is required, a small symbolic fee will be charged on a per-day basis.

This event will be followed by:

- the official Birthday Gala (9.11) with the participation of Maria's grandchildren (see separate event)

- Standing up for science EU workshop (10.11) by Voice of Young Science in collaboration with MCAA Polish Chapter (see separate event)

Date:
Monday, 6 November, 2017 to Wednesday, 8 November, 2017, 15:00 - 19:00
Location City:
Warsaw
Poland
 
 
 
 
 
Marie Curie Day 2017

Marie Curie Day 2017

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Date: 7th November 2017

Venues: Liverpool, Geneva, and Munich

Programme: 

Web-site: https://www.marie-curie-day-2017.org/

 

Date:
Tuesday, 7 November, 2017 - 09:00 - 18:00
Location City:
Liverpool
Geneva
and Munich
United Kingdom
07/11/2017 - 09:00 - 18:00
 
 
Marie Curie's 150th Birthday Celebration-Vienna

Marie Curie's 150th Birthday Celebration-Vienna

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In celebration of Marie Curie’s 150th birthday, the Marie Curie Alumni Association Austrian Chapter(MCA3C) invites you for a public viewing of the movie “Marie Curie” (2016). Join us also for some snacks at the after movie gathering.

When: November 7th, 2017, 17:30
Location: TU Wien1040, Floragasse 7, 1st floor/ Seminar Room ISAS

“Follows the famous physicist and chemist Marie Curie and her struggle for recognition in the male-dominated science community in early 20th century France.” (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt5705058/)

Please note that the movie is in German.

Registration: https://goo.gl/EBWD4Q

Please register using the following google form

This registration is free of cost. Please register by November 6, 2017 10 AM

 

Date:
Tuesday, 7 November, 2017 - 17:30 - 19:30
Location City:
Vienna
Austria
07/11/2017 - 17:30 - 19:30
 
 
Marie Curie 150th Birthday Celebration hang out in Gdansk

Marie Curie 150th Birthday Celebration hang out in Gdansk

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Hello!

Good Morning!

7th of November is the 150th Birth anniversary of Marie Sklodowska Curie, and it will be fitting to drink to all the good virtues she symbolized.

Thus in order to celebrate this event, I will like to warmly invite you for a hang out organized for MCAA members on the 7th of November at Klub Zak in Gdansk Zaspa at 19:15

 

The drinks for MCAA members will be sponsored upto a reasonable amount.

 

Date:
Tuesday, 7 November, 2017 - 19:15 - 22:15
Location City:
Gdansk
Poland
07/11/2017 - 19:15 - 22:15
 
 
Marie Sklodowska Curie - 150th birthday event

Marie Sklodowska Curie - 150th birthday event

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Date: 2017-11-08

Venue: Académie Polonaise des Sciences à Paris, 74 Rue Lauriston, 75116 Paris, France 

Web-site: http://www.institutpolonais.fr/#/event/1941

Registrations: secretariat@paris.pan.pl

Organisers: PCN MSCA (MESRI), Académie Polonaise des Sciences, Institut polonais de Paris, Ambassade de Pologne à Paris

Programme:

13h30 : Welcome and coffee

14h00:  Welcome speech by the Director of l’Académie Polonaise des Sciences à Paris

14h30:  Portrait of Marie Sklodowska Curie: the symbol of the European Commission program for scientific excellence and international mobility. Speakers:

  • Sophie Beernaerts, head of unit for MSC program, European Commission
  • Alain Beretz, Director General, DGRI, MESRI
  • Natacha Henry, writer and biographer of Marie Curie

15h15 Coffee-break and Vist of the photography exhibition

15h45: Round-table with Marie Curie fellows: eight award-winners illustrate the diversity of young researchers in France (country of origin, scientific field, different Maric Curie Actions)

19h00: Walking buffer dinner

20h00: End

Contact: Jean-Marie Pincemin, PCN MSCA, Université de Poitiers jean.marie.pincemin@univ-poitiers.fr

Date:
Wednesday, 8 November, 2017 - 13:30 - 20:00
Location City:
Paris
France
08/11/2017 - 13:30 - 20:00
 
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OpenCon 2017 to be held in Berlin, Germany on November 11-13

OpenCon 2017 to be held in Berlin, Germany on November 11-13

Brian Cahill's picture

SPARC, the Right to Research Coalition and the Max Planck Society will host OpenCon 2017 will take place on November 11-13 in Berlin, Germany at the Max Planck Society’s Harnack House.

OpenCon is more than a conference. It’s a platform for the next generation to learn about Open Access, Open Education, and Open Data, develop critical skills, and catalyze action toward a more open system for sharing the world’s information—from scholarly and scientific research, to educational materials, to digital research data. OpenCon 2017 is at the center of a growing community of thousands of students and early career academic professionals from across the world working to create an open system for research and education.

OpenCon brings together the most energetic, engaged students and early career academic professionals—regardless of their ability to cover travel costs. Because of this, attendance at OpenCon is by application only, and the majority of past participants have received travel scholarships.

Applications to attend OpenCon 2017 in Berlin, Germany will open on June 27th. For more information about the conference and to sign up for updates, visit www.opencon2017.org/updates.

OpenCon 2017’s three-day program will begin with two days of keynotes, panels, and interactive workshops. OpenCon places an emphasis on highlighting diverse, early career voices, while complementing them with leading experts, such as Jimmy Wales (Co-founder of Wikipedia), Amy Rosenbaum (Director of Legislative Affairs to US President Barack Obama), and Julia Reda (Member of the European Parliament). The third day will feature an all-day “do-a-thon,” where participants have the opportunity to craft new campaigns, lay the foundations for new resources, and form collaborations that will continue long after the November conference is over.

The OpenCon conference and community are only possible with the support of leading organizations with a strong commitment to support student and early career academic professional involvement across Open Access, Open Education, and Open Data. We deeply appreciate the support of our past sponsors, including the Max Planck Society, PLOS, the Laura and John Arnold Foundation, eLife, BioMed Central, SpringerOpen, the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, the Wikimedia Foundation, Overleaf, Microsoft Research, Figshare, Creative Commons USA, and the more than 30 universities and organizations that have sponsored individual scholarships.

Date:
Saturday, 11 November, 2017 to Monday, 13 November, 2017, 09:00 - 17:00
Location City:
Berlin
Germany
 
 
Next steps for developing the 2021 Research Excellence Framework

Next steps for developing the 2021 Research Excellence Framework

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Next steps for developing the 2021 Research Excellence Framework Morning

Date: Tuesday, 14th November 2017

Venue: Central London.

Web-site: http://www.westminsterforumprojects.co.uk/conference/REF-2021

Agenda: http://www.westminsterforumprojects.co.uk/forums/agenda/REF-2021-agenda.pdf

Registration: http://www.westminsterforumprojects.co.uk/book/REF-2021

This timely seminar will be an opportunity to discuss the composition of the next cycle of the Research Excellence Framework, following the publication of outcomes from HEFCE’s consultation on REF 2021.

There will be a keynote contribution on key outcomes of the consultation from Kim Hackett, REF Manager and Head of Research Assessment, HEFCE.

Delegates will discuss suggested reforms to the framework proposed by Lord Stern’s review, which included recommendations for a broadening of the definition of impact, and for all active research staff in an institution to be submitted as part of the REF process, ending the portability of research outputs if an academic changes institution.

Key areas for discussion will include options for reforming expert panel structures to reflect diversity and strategies for reducing ‘gaming’ in the system. Further sessions will focus on the REF’s encouragement of interdisciplinary and collaborative research and proposed changes to ‘research environment’ criteria, such as institution-level assessment.

Date:
Tuesday, 14 November, 2017 - 08:30 - 13:00
Location City:
London
United Kingdom
14/11/2017 - 08:30 - 13:00
 
 
ENABLE conference Barcelona 15th-17th November 2017

ENABLE conference Barcelona 15th-17th November 2017

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Dear all 

Please find below information on an ENABLE conference that will take place in Barcelona on November 15th-17th.

MCAA will be collaborating being present in the career fair on the 15th.

 

http://mailchi.mp/3adef66833ac/enable-1st-phd-and-postdoc-european-symposium-15-17-nov-barcelona-travel-grants-available

 

 

Date:
Wednesday, 15 November, 2017 to Friday, 17 November, 2017, 07:45 - 07:45
Location City:
Barcelona
Spain
 
 
 
 
 
ENABLE symposium on researcher careers in biomedicine will take place in Barcelona from 15–17 November 2017

ENABLE symposium on researcher careers in biomedicine will take place in Barcelona from 15–17 November 2017

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The 1st European PhD and Postdoc symposium “Breaking Down Complexity: Innovative Models and Techniques in Biomedicine” will be held in Barcelona from the 15th to the 17th of November 2017. ENABLE is the first European symposium organised by and for PhD students and Postdocs. This initiative seeks to promote excellence in the biomedical sciences in Europe by supporting young researchers, strengthening scientific careers, and bringing biomedicine closer to society. To achieve this, ENABLE is organised around three main pillars:  
·         Scientific symposium: Two full days on which young scientists from all over Europe will learn about various biomedical fields and cutting-edge techniques through talks, masterclasses, and informal chats with renowned scientists.
 
·         Career day: A full day on which participants will be able to attend workshops, chat with professionals, and learn about career options at the “opportunity fair”, in which companies ranging from the publishing world to the biotechnological and pharmaceutical sectors will be present.
 
·         Outreach activities: A series of sessions in which participants can explain biomedicine to the general public and thus bring science closer to society.
 
The ENABLE conference is about opening academia from within to promote a new research culture through a real exchange between young scientists, renowned researchers, industry professionals, and citizens. Moreover, unlike other conferences, PhD students and postdoctoral fellows are in charge of the event as a way to empower them regarding their future career choices.
 
Cofunded by the European Commission, ENABLE is led by four research institutes (IRB BarcelonaRIMLSNNF CPRSEMM) and a science communication agency (Scienseed).
 
Registration is now open. Early bird discounts are available until 15 August. More than 50 travel grants are available for eligible participants who actively participate via poster presentation, short talk or micro talk. The deadline to apply for travel grants is 15 July.
 
For more information, you can watch the ENABLE presentation video, visit our website or follow us on Facebook and Twitter.
 
Let’s spread the word to ENABLE the change!  

https://enablenetwork.eu

Date:
Wednesday, 15 November, 2017 to Friday, 17 November, 2017, 08:30 - 19:00
Location City:
Barcelona
Spain
 
 
 
BCF Career Event Belgium 2017

BCF Career Event Belgium 2017

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Are you considering the next steps in your career?

Are you an employer and wish to show job seekers what you have to offer?

Join BCF Career Event on 16th November, 2017 in Ghent ICC. With more than 1200 visitors and over 60 participating organisations, it is the largest career fair in these categories in Belgium. BCF Career Event is highly valued by employers to generate exposure for their organisation and vacancies amongst educated talent. It gives (PhD)-students, postdocs and (young) professionals the opportunity to meet relevant employers, listen to inspiring presentations, get their CV checked and have personal career advice. 

Venue:  Ghent ICC, Ground floor, Van Rysselberghedreef 2 bus 1, 9000 Ghent

Date: 16th November 2017 - 09h45 to 16h30

Web-site: http://www.bcfcareerevent.nl

E-mail:  info@bcfcareerevent.be

Registrations: http://www.bcfcareerevent.nl/index.php/page/eventsfo/command/detail/evid/next/bb/1/cms_categorie/99907/cat/all

Date:
Thursday, 16 November, 2017 - 09:45 - 16:30
Location City:
Ghent
Belgium
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Critical thinking for Public Discourse

Critical thinking for Public Discourse

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Course outline: What is the point of doing amazing research if you cannot communicate it to other scientists, and the wider community? Two of the most in-demand skills in the 21st Century are critical thinking, and communication skills. Furthermore, these skills need to be combined for effective science communication to broader audiences. This two-day course is designed to provide an introduction to public speaking skills, using critical thinking and reasoning. Throughout the workshop, participants will practice their communication skills, while receiving coaching in a supportive environment. The course will address several key areas including:

  • What makes effective science communication
  • Why critical thinking is important
  • What are logical fallacies
  • How to use logic in argument construction
  • How to be a persuasive public speaker
  • Team working for public discourse
  • How to deal with public criticism
  • How to be confident in the public eye

To assist on-going development, the course provides a framework which participants can use to continue their personal development.

Dates: 23rd and 24th November 2017

Venue: University of Amsterdam, Plantage Muidergracht 12, 1012 WX, Amsterdam, Netherlands

Web-site: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/critical-thinking-for-public-discourse-tickets-37282241187

Registration: Mandatory, via the above web-site. Deadline for registration is 2017-10-22

Micro-grants: Marie Curie Alumni Association members can apply for an up to €400 micro-grant, which can contribute to travel and accomodation costs for this course. The application should be registered on the MCAA web-site at https://www.mariecuriealumni.eu/form/micro-grants-critical-thinking-public-discourse-amsterdam-nov-2017 by 2017-10-08.

NB: Transkills Cancellation Policyhttp://transkills.eu/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/Transkills-Training-Cancellation-Policy.pdf

Date:
Thursday, 23 November, 2017 to Friday, 24 November, 2017, 09:00 - 18:00
Location City:
Amsterdam
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MCA3C- Winter Meeting 2017

MCA3C- Winter Meeting 2017

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The next MCAA Austrian Chapter (MCA3C) Winter meeting will be held on November 25th, 2017 at the Johannes Kepler University Linz. All past and present beneficiaries of Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions are eligible to join the Marie Curie Alumni Association (MCAA), and subsequently the MCA3C, and are welcome to participate.

Date: November 25th, 2017
Time: 10.30
Location:Johannes Kepler University
Altenbergerstraße 69, 4040 Linz
JKU Technikum Gebäude

We kindly ask you to register at https://goo.gl/1onhM9

Registration deadline: November 23rd 14.00

Please note that MCA3C members joining outside from Vienna may apply for travel reimbursement and current MSCA fellows are eligible for reimbursement from their own MSCA project.All participants including MCA3C and MCAA members are invited for the lunch. There is no cost for the registration.

We are looking forward to welcome you during this event.

 

Best Regards,

MCA3C Board
Mostafa, Clara, Mohammad & Matthew

Contact Information:
E-mail: austria.chapter@mariecuriealumni.eu
MCA3C Homepage: https://www.mariecuriealumni.eu/groups/mca3c
Follow us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/mcaa.austria

Date:
Saturday, 25 November, 2017 - 10:30 - 16:00
Location City:
Linz
Austria
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