The Association of Applied Biologists has a unique cohort of early career professional members as it includes members who work across academia, NGOs and industry. This sets the AAB apart from other societies whose membership cohorts are more homogenous. Therefore we want to organise an event that was relevant for attendees across our ECP members.
We surveyed our ECP cohort and the consensus was that you would like the AAB to organise an event that mixed opportunities to present their research and to discuss skills, careers and training.
> Plenary sessions where invited seakers will talk about their projects and careers. We will also include a selection of talks from submitted abstracts (preference given to ECPs who are close to finishing their current project).
> Speed-networking session
> Evening poster session with drinks reception and hot buffet
Elevator pitches where delegates give one minute summary of their project to gain feedback on areas on which to focus.
> Advice on Strategies for developing Cross-Sector Collaborations
Panel discussion exploring experiences working with interdisciplinary colleagues and between academia/NGOs/Industry.