Being the first year since the formation of the GSI Postgraduate & Early Career Network (PECN), the network is organising the following dedicated sessions aimed at postgrads and early career researchers:
- Lightning Talk Challenge: Departing from the traditional paper session format, the Lightning Talk format challenges researchers to communicate their research in a succinct, three minute presentation. Lightning talks can be a useful platform to enable researchers to develop skills in distilling the core thesis of their research, progress their ideas and concepts, solicit advice for research currently in development, practice skills in communicating their research to a broad audience, or present a short provocation to existing geographical discourses.
To participate in the lightning talk please submit a talk title and research summary (maximum of three sentences) to firstname.lastname@example.org and PCEN@geographicalsocietyireland.ie by the 29th of March 2018.
- Poster Competition: The competition aims to provide a supportive and encouraging environment for postgraduate and early career geographers to showcase the theoretical, methodological and empirical contributions of their research to the Discipline, as well as provide insight into current and ongoing research more broadly. The competition also welcomes applicants who may not identify as geographers, but whose research engages with any aspect of geographical theory or practice. The competition will provide an ideal opportunity for postgraduate geographers and early career geographers to gain valuable feedback on their research and to compete for a prize.
To enter the poster competition please send a title and abstract (max. 200 words) along with the author’s name to email@example.com and PCEN@geographicalsocietyireland.ie by the 29th of March 2018. Posters should be A1 size.
- Postgrad & ECR Reception: PECN will run a drinks reception in Brady’s Clockhouse on the evening of Thursday 10th May after the main conference reception. Aimed at postgrads and early career researchers, this is a great opportunity to mingle with other students and researchers over some drinks and fun activities.
Register here for CIG 2018.
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We look forward to seeing you all in Maynooth in May!
GSI Postgraduate & Early Career Network Committee