Vitae Newsflash: Call for content, speakers & bookings


 Vitae Newsflash

The team at Vitae are busily making preparations for Vitae Connections Week - #VitaeCon2020 - and are really looking forward to bringing together peers from across the globe, without the jetlag! There are lots of discussions and activities taking place about virtual platforms, keynote speakers and the Vitae 3MT® competition to name but a few.

Here is the latest news about the event:

Call for content

The #VitaeCon2020 call for content closes this Friday 17 July at 17:00 UK time and we invite you to share your examples of practice, strategic approaches, evidence of impact, and emerging ideas in researcher development.

We welcome creative submissions for either ‘live’ or ‘on demand’ delivery and your submission should support one or more of the #VitaeCon2020 aims.

Content submissions might include, interactive webinars, live-streamed panel presentations with Q&A, Twitter chats, videos, podcasts, posters, and more. Creative and novel ideas for engaging (synchronously or asynchronously) with an international online audience are particularly welcome!

Accepted submissions will benefit from two full complementary access tickets to the week of #VitaeCon2020


We are excited to welcome Professor Dame Ottoline Leyser, the recently appointed CEO of UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) as a keynote speaker in the opening of #VitaeCon2020.

Also on the programme:

  • Dr Annette Bramley, Director, N8 Research Partnership
  • José Jackson-Malete, Co-Director, Alliance for African Partnerships
  • Dr Nicola Byrom, Network Leader (PI), The Student Mental Health Research Network (SMaRteN)
  • Prof David Bogle, Pro-Vice-Provost of University College, London (UCL), Doctoral School
  • Dr Cláudia Sarrico, Higher Education Lead Analyst, The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)


Significant member discounts are currently available for both day and week tickets for #VitaeCon2020. Non-member tickets are also available.

Full weekly member and non-member tickets grant access to all plenary sessions, the exhibition and networking session, registration for discussion groups, the Vitae 3MT® competition final, sponsored by Taylor & Francis, and registration for parallel session options.

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