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The established Vitae Researcher Development International Conference is the largest dedicated event that brings together all those with a strategic and practical role in developing researchers.
The annual Vitae Researcher Development International Conference in 2014 will bring together over 300 UK and international professionals for a two-day programme of policy and strategic development, learning and practice sharing.
Conference content proposals
The deadline for proposing a workshop (Monday 16 June 2014) has now passed. We will let you know whether any proposal you have submitted has been successful by 11 July. You may still propose a special interest session using the form provided.
We invite proposals for workshop sessions and special interest sessions.
The conference will address the strategic and practical implications of the following themes:
- Policy developments relating to doctoral education and employing researchers
- Building institutional capacity for researchers’ professional development to maintain research excellence
- Demonstrating the value of researcher development on research outputs, researcher careers, economic prosperity and society
- Sustainable practice to support researcher skills, professional and career development
Choosing what to propose
Click here for workshop themes and special interest sessions themes. The following information is designed to help you choose how you can best contribute to the information and practice sharing activities at the 2014 conference. If you would like to discuss the best format or suitable collaborators for your proposal, please contact Rachel Kerr 01223 448527.
Workshops must be well planned, structured sessions. They will have clear learning outcomes for participants and address an area of policy or practice in researcher development. How each workshop develops one or more of the conference themes will be easily identifiable.
There will be two different formats of workshop:
- A 55 minute workshop addressing an area of policy or providing information and discussion on a researcher development policy related topic. These workshops will run on Tuesday 9 September.
- An 80 minute ‘interactive’ workshop addressing an area of practice in researcher development. These workshops will run on Wednesday 10 September.
The deadline for proposing a workshop (Monday 16 June 2014) has now passed. We will let you know whether your proposal has been successful by 11 July. You may still propose a special interest session using the form provided.
Special interest sessions - now fully booked
Special interest sessions will last 30 minutes and offer an opportunity to explore an area that does not clearly fit into a workshop because:
- the topic relates to the conference themes, but is a specialist topic of interest to only some participants
- the session structure is very flexible and/or has no predefined outcomes
- the topic is a fledgling/undeveloped idea that you would like to develop further with other interested participants
- you will have emerging outcomes/results from a project that you would like to discuss with other interested participants
- the topic comes to the fore close to the conference date and so is too late to schedule and plan a workshop about it
Although special interest proposals will be considered at any point, only those submitted by Friday 8 August 2014 will be considered for inclusion in the widely circulated conference information.