Networking events

Networking events

There are a several networking events taking place at SEB Gothenburg 2017 giving you the opportunity to network with colleagues. Please take a look through the events below to see what we have on offer:

Science with Impact - Communicating science in a post-truth era
Pre-conference networking event
Welcome evening reception
Poster sessions 1 & 2
Diversity Dinner (formerly Women in Science)
SEB Conference Dinner

Science with Impact - Communicating science in a post-truth era

Date: 2 July 2017, 17:00 - 19:00


Location: Swedish Exhibition and Congress Centre
Price: Free

Organisers:
  • Dr Anne Osterrieder (Science Communication Convenor, SEB+)
  • Dr Jenny Sneddon (Committee Member, SEB+)
  • Esther Odekunle (Committee Member, SEB+)
Speaker:
  • Dr Tom Wakeford (People’s Knowledge, Centre for Agroecology, Water and Resilience, Coventry University, UK)
  • Kristin Schirmer (Department of Environmental Toxicology, University of Waterloo, Canada)
  • Alexandre Antonelli (Department of Biological and Environmental Sciences, University of Gothenburg, Sweden)

How should we communicate the areas of research that spark debates, trigger emotions and cause family members to fall out over dinner? How can we discuss ‘big’ topics like climate change or genetically modified organisms rationally and empathetically? How should we talk about scientific methods and technologies that raise serious ethical issues if we use or refuse them? In this interactive session, our interdisciplinary panel will reflect on successful and not so successful approaches to communicating science in a new post-truth era. Our speakers will talk about their own research and experiences of engaging with different audiences. We will explore how policy, social science and the media add to the complexity of scientific debates.

With plenty of opportunity for delegates to contribute, we envisage key outcomes of the session to be the promotion of new ideas for designing an engaging discussion with students or community groups, as well as consideration of new approaches that could enhance grant application impact statements.


Pre-conference networking event

Date: 2 July 2017, 19:00 - 21:00

Location: Swedish Exhibition and Congress Centre

Prices:
 SEB Member - £27
 Non Member - £35

The pre-conference networking event is a great way to warm up for the Annual Meeting. The networking event will take place after the Science with Impact session with drinks and canapés available. It provides the perfect opportunity for delegates to create new contacts, discuss current research and share ideas in a casual and sociable setting with your colleagues.


Welcome Evening Reception

Date: 3 July 2017, 19:00 – 21:00


Location: Exhibition Hall, Swedish Exhibition and Congress Centre
Price: Free

The Welcome Evening Reception is open to all delegates to attend and is included in the registration fee for the Annual Meeting. Network with fellow colleagues, old and new, and exhibitors in a relaxed atmosphere. Canapes will be provided during the reception. Attendance at this event is optional, although we would encourage you to attend what is sure to be a fun-filled evening.


Poster sessions 1 and 2

Dates: 4 - 5 July 2017, 17:15 – 19:30

Location: Exhibition Hall, Swedish Exhibition and Congress Centre
Price: Free

Two dedicated poster sessions will be taking place during the Annual Meeting. Come and join us during the poster sessions to see what research on display and to share and discuss ideas with your colleagues. Two complimentary drink tickets are included in your registration and will be provided in each delegate name badge.


SEB Brighton 2016 Diversity Dinner

Diversity Dinner (formerly Women in Science)

Date: 4 July 2017, 19:30 – 22:00

Location: Bryggan, Gothia Towers

Prices:
Early Career Scientist/Student SEB Member - £30
Full/Loyal SEB Member - £40
Non-Members - £50

Ticket price includes an arrival drink and a three-course meal with wine.

Organisers:

Dr Teresa Valencak and Dr Mary Williams (Committee Members, SEB+)

SEB+ invites delegates to join us for the diversity dinner (formerly women in science dinner) where they can dine in style with a three course dinner and the opportunity to hear from an inspirational guest speaker. This year we are focusing our attention on the importance of diversity and inclusion in organisational strategic management and planning. Register early for this popular event, which is discounted for PhD students and early career delegates.

Speaker:

Asa Nilsson Billme

Åsa Nilsson Billme, Diversity and Inclusion Strategies, LectiaPick and Mix! The power of working in diverse and inclusive groups

Åsa Nilsson Billme is a consultant in the area of Diversity & Inclusion (D&I), focusing on strategic operational, organisational and business development through D&I. Founder and board member of the Diversity Charter Sweden, Åsa’s experience ranges from advisory and consultant services, to analysis and strategic planning, project management, training and implementation. She has produced a number of tools and materials, training and workshops, traditional as well as e-learning and is frequently engaged as a speaker and panellist on the subject. Currently, she is leading the diversity and inclusion strategic work at Nordea. 


Kajskjul 8

Conference Dinner

Date: 6 July 2017, 18:30 - late

Location: Kajskjul 8, Packhusplatsen 11, 411 13, Gothenburg

Price: £55 includes Swedish buffet, drinks and entertainment

The SEB Conference Dinner will be held on the last day of the Annual Meeting and is the perfect way to unwind after 4 days of learning with colleagues old and new. Guests will enjoy a relaxed dinner with refreshments before showing us your moves on the dance floor.