Networking events

There are a several networking events taking place at SEB Brighton 2016 giving you the opportunity to meet and talk to other delegates in an informal setting. Take a look at the events below:

Science with Impact
Pre-conference networking event
Welcome evening and wine trail
Poster sessions
Diversity Dinner (formerly Women in Science)
SEB Conference Dinner

Science with Impact - Biodiversity matters: Here, there and everywhere

Date: Sunday 3 July 2016
Time: 17:00 - 19:00
Location: Brighton Centre
Price: Free

Science with Impact is an interdisciplinary plenary session that starts the SEB conference on Day 0. The topic up for discussion is: Biodiversity matters: Here, there and everywhere.

During this two-hour session, our speakers will kick-start discussion and provide a forum for questions and debate. 

Pre-conference networking event

Date: Sunday 3 July 2016
Time: 19:00 - 21:00
Location: Brighton Centre
Price: £20 includes two drink vouchers and canapés

The pre-conference networking event, straight after the Science with Impact session, is a great way to warm up for the conference.

It provides the perfect opportunity for colleagues to create new contacts, discuss current research and share ideas in a relaxed and sociable setting.

Welcome Evening and Wine Trail

Date: Monday 4 July 2016
Time: 19:00 – 22:30
Location: Exhibition Hall, Brighton Centre
Price: Free

The immensely popular Welcome Evening and Wine Trail is open to all delegates to attend and is 100% FREE. Join the competition to discover which exhibitor is serving which wine or just network with acquaintances old and new. A buffet dinner will be provided. 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: Tuesday 5 July and Wednesday 6 July 2016
Time: 17:15 – 19:30
Price: Exhibition Hall, Brighton Centre

There are two poster sessions scheduled during the conference and we encourage all delegates to attend as it allows submitted authors the opportunity to share and discuss research with their peers. You will receive tickets for two drinks in your name badge, after which a cash bar will be available.

Diversity Dinner (formerly Women in Science)

Date: Tuesday 5 July 2016
Time: 19:30 – 22:00
Location: The Old Ship Hotel, 31 to 38 Kings Road, Brighton BN1 1NR
Price: SEB members (early career scientists and students: £25, full members: £35), non-members: £40. Prices include drink on arrival, three-course meal with wine.

Organisers: Dr Teresa Valencak and Dr Mary Williams (SEB+ Committee)

Diversity, inclusion, and mismatch

Speaker: Prof David Asai (Undergraduate Science Education Programme Director, Howard Hughes Medical Institute, USA)

Formerly the SEB’s hugely popular Women in Science dinner, the brand new Diversity Dinner aims to continue to provide a unique networking event for our delegates around a topical equality and diversity issue. This year we will hear from Prof David Asai, Undergraduate Science Education Programme Director at the Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI). Before joining HHMI, David was Department Chair and Professor of Cell Biology at Purdue University and Harvey Mudd College. More recently, his research interests have focused on strategies to help students from diverse backgrounds achieve success.

The Diversity Dinner will follow the same format as in previous years to ensure that our guests have lots of opportunity for discussion during the evening. Following a brief introduction and welcome, we will sit down for a starter and main course, after which David will present his talk with the aim of catalysing dialogue and debate, swapping stories, experiences and sharing information. Dessert and coffee will follow allowing the chance to digest and assimilate the presentation content before the most important part of the evening: the opportunity for open question and answer/debate and discussion. We look forward to welcoming our delegates to this lively and informative event.

SEB Conference Dinner

Date: Thursday 7 July 2016
Time: 18:30 to 01:00
Location: Brighton Dome, Church Street, Brighton, BN1 1UE
Price: £35 includes three-course meal, wine and entertainment

This year’s conference dinner is being held in the stunning Grade I listed building, Brighton Dome, which is situated next to the famous Royal Pavilion Gardens. The dinner has always been a popular event and will be taking place on the last evening of the conference. It is a great opportunity for you to meet fellow colleagues, sample delicious food and drink and unwind after 4 days of learning before showing us your moves on the dance floor.