Vitae News: Agenda snapshot for Vitae Connections Week 2020 & 3MT update

Vitae Newsflash

Agenda snapshot for Vitae Connections Week 2020 

Vitae Connections Week 2020 participants will be spoilt for choice in terms of the collection of carefully balanced activities on offer across the four-day agenda and fringe sessions.

The blend of synchronous and asynchronous participation will help connect those with an interest in researcher development across countries and time zones and increase the visibility, effectiveness and relevance of researcher development worldwide.
Book your #VitaeCon2020 weekly ticket now for full access, including:

  • Four plenary sessions, with a different focus each day
  • Our 20 inspirational invited speakers
  • 22 ‘live’ contributor sessions over two days to select from (session registration available soon)
  • 27 ‘on demand’ presentations, posters and articles available to browse
  • 8 exhibitors (and counting) to meet and contact
  • Over 30 hours of information, networking and professional development
  • A range of community-led ‘fringe’ activities

'Fringe' activities - beyond the boundaries of the official four-day event - so far include UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) focus groups, an
Association of Graduate Careers Advisory Services (AGCAS) training event and exhibitor-led sessions, the majority being held on Wednesday afternoon, after the excitement of the 3MT® competition final.

The UK Research Staff Association (UKRSA) are holding a Twitter chat on Tuesday 8 September from 12-1pm GMT +1, as a fringe activity in the run-up to #VitaeCon2020. The chat will engage with other researcher networks and researchers and specifically looking at the move to undertaking research online/remotely, sharing lockdown experiences, online networking tips, connecting within and beyond research communities. Look out for details soon.

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Registering for the 3MT® online final

If you want to watch the six finalists perform in the first ever online Vitae 3MT® 2020 competition, sponsored by Taylor & Francis, and if you want to cast your vote for the People’s Choice, there are several ways to do it:

  • book any paid ticket option for #VitaeCon2020
  • if you are part of a Vitae member organisation, book a free ticket to the #VitaeCon2020 exhibition and chaired round table discussions
  • or register directly for a free 3MT® ticket 


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Register for 3MT® only