Vitae International Researcher Development Conference 2023

Please be aware bookings are closed for the online element and for the in-person element.


Read the #VitaeCon2023 reflections from the community

Take a look at the #VitaeCon2023 agenda

We look forward to welcoming you to our annual flagship event, the Vitae International Researcher Development Conference 2023 (#VitaeCon2023) for all those with an interest in the policy and practice of global researcher development. 

Following the appetite for in-person meetings expressed at last year’s face-to face event, as well as the steadfast popularity of the accessible online element, we will again be offering a multiformat conference across four days. With increased capacity and an expanded programme, the face-to-face element will take place at a new venue for Vitae, the Science and Industry Museum Manchester, UK. This year we will also be hosting the inaugural Vitae Impact, Culture and Engagement Awards ceremony, which will take place during the Gala dinner on Monday 25 September.


Online Wednesday 6 September and Thursday 7 September 2023.

In person Monday 25 September and Tuesday 26 September 2023.

Evening gala dinner with drinks reception Monday 25 September 2023

#VitaeCon2023 tickets are now available for the following options:

  • Online only ticket – 6-7 September 2023
  • In person ticket (including Gala dinner) –  25-26 September 2023
  • Combined online and in person ticket (including Gala dinner) - 6-7 September and 25-26 September
  • Three-for-two tickets also available for members

Overarching conference themes for 2023

  • Catalysts for transformational change in research culture
  • Innovation and practice in the professional and career development of researchers
  • Achieving equity in the research environment
  • Horizon scanning in researcher development

 I will definitely engage more with Vitae now that I know the richness of its content."

2022 participant

View ourplenary recordings,workshop recordings, slides and outputsandOn Demand contentfromlast year's annual conference #VitaeCon2022, to give you a flavour of what you might expect this year. Last year, almost 300 participants came together for #VitaeCon2022, from 16 countries, spanning Europe, America, Africa and Australia.