Networking, conversation and conneting are essential parts of an academic conference.
In addition to the academic programme, networking and talking to fellow participants can be another source of knowledge that can have considerable value, if you are open and willing to engage. Below, you can read about a few of the networking and conversation initiatives that will be available during MatchPoints 2022. We set the framework, but making an effort is up to you. Why not give it a go at the MatchPoints 2022 conference?
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Go ahead and connect - by asking good questions, by being an attentive listener, by asking someone their opinion - and by approaching new people with curiosity and not an agenda.
At MatchPoints 2022, PhD students and Postdocs will have the opportunity to attend an informal lunch with one of the keynotes at the conference. Please select this option, when you register for the conference. Seats will be distributed at a first come, first served basis. Read about our keynotes (https://matchpoints.au.dk/conferenceprogramme/keynote-speakers/ )
We set the framework – try table numbering, conversation cards and enjoy having space and time for dialogue. Participate in our evening events and be inspired by someone that you have never met before.
SIND - Landsforeningen for psykisk sundhed is among the patient organisations that you will be able to meet and talk to during the conference. Futhermore you can meet and talk to the Danish research support center DANEMO and the NeuroCampus Aarhus research network, which bridges basic and clinical neuroscience at Aarhus University and Aarhus University Hospital. Visit the stands and learn more about their work and experience. You can also hear more and see the model of the new iconic building designed by Bjarke Ingels Group, which in a few years will be home of the Danish Neuroscience Centre (DNC).
All stands are placed in the foyer area and can be visited during the coffee breaks both Thursday and Friday afternoon.
Did you talk to anyone new today? Try it – and learn something new. Our lunches have free seating and therefore plenty of opportunity to talk to someone new. Remember: A stranger is a great professional contact you haven't met yet.
Want to talk to someone else over a cup of coffee? It’s easy: Follow the stickers on the floor to our designated networking zone and engage someone in conversation.
Haven’t talked for a long time – or haven’t really “really” talked at all or ever? Why not set up a coffee chat during MatchPoints 2022 with this person? Use e-mail or LinkedIn. Approximately 7-10 days prior to the conference, we will send you the full list of participants.
If you want to get as much as possible out of networking, it is a good idea to do a little preparation for that part of the conference before you arrive.