23/02/2021

MCAA Annual Conference

Topics: Events

Tags: MCAA | Conference


  • START DATE
    05/03/2021 - 20:45
  • EVENT TYPE
    Webinar
  • LOCATION
    Belgium, Brussels
  • END DATE
    07/03/2021 - 20:45
  • ORGANISER
    MCAA

The flag-ship event of the Marie Curie Alumni Association. A conference to discuss research and grow professionally.

About this Event

Crises bring people together. 2020 has been a staple of this: everyday people rising to the role of heroes. Every time we helped our neighbors. Every time we continued to work high risk jobs like medical doctors or package deliverers. Every time we donated our time to our friends, family, kids over video-calls overcoming zoom-fatigue. Every time we wore a mask.

After one of the most difficult year this generation has ever experienced, we come together for the 2021 MCAA Annual Conference themed "Research in times of crisis" to reflect on the effects challenges have on society, especially to research and the academic environment.

We look back and celebrate how the 2020 COVID-19 emergency has led to the fastest vaccines in history. Or how labs around the world have put aside differences and the race for publications to work together to study the virus, make new tests and helping society at largest with record-breaking numbers of open access papers.

But we will also face what are new challenges for researchers. From cuts in funding to dramatic changes in the job market, we will look at how COVID-19 will impact research and academia in the coming year. And, arguably more important, what we can learn from it to be prepared for other crises we can foresee in the future.

If crises really bring people together, let's take this opportunity to connect, to share ideas and grow professionally at MCAA's largest yearly event. With more than 500 attendees, it is the perfect chance to network, to get trainings on the most requested skills for the job market, and just to relax and get inspired.

Crisis means change, but it also means community. Let's get prepared for whatever might be coming, together.

 

MCAA Learning Subscribers (www.mariecuriealumni.eu/mcaa-learning): The code will be sent individually starting from the beginning of February.

Early Bird Registration Deadline: Monday February 15, 2021, 19:00 CET (Brussels Time)

Regular Registration Deadline: Monday, March 1, 2021 19:00 CET (Brussels Time)

Registration


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Friday

5th of March, 2021

 

 

 

 

12:45

Opening & Plenary

 

 

 

 

13:30

Networking & Exhibition

 

 

 

 

14:00

Keynote 1

 

 

 

 

14:45

Break

 

 

 

 

15:00

Mental health and research careers: tips and tools

Writing for the MCAA newsletter and blog

Reshaping doctoral training with MCAA’s OSCAR and OEduverse

16:15

Break

 

 

 

 

16:30

How to be an entrepreneurial researcher

Let’s be FAIR: Open Research and Open Science

Intercultural Competences

17:45

Wrap up Day 1

 

 

 

 

18:00

End of Day 1

 

 

 

 

18:30

Optional WG meeting

coAlition S Webinar

Sattelite Events

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Saturday

6th of March 2021

 

 

 

 

13:40

Welcome Day 2 Partners' Session

 

 

 

 

14:00

Materials available for researchers from the Net4mobility+ project: how to use them and thoughts for the future

Inclusiveness and diversity in the academic workplace culture - EuroScience

Entrepreneurial journey: How to turn your idea into reality - EIT

15:15

Networking & Exhibition

 

 

 

 

15:45

Green Deal Charter assessment in global pandemic times

Accessible Communication in Times of Crisis

How to prepare a competitive ERC Grant Application

17:00

Break

 

 

 

 

17:15

Poster Session

Poster Session

Poster Session

17:45

Wrap up Day 2

 

 

 

 

18:00

End of Day 2

 

 

 

 

18:30

Optional Networking

 

 

 

 

Sunday

7th of March, 2021

 

 

 

 

10:00

Capacity building for next-generation Science Diplomats

Integrating gender and inclusivity into research planning and communication

Workshop on Sustainable Research Careers

11:15

Networking & Exhibition

 

 

 

 

12:00

Closing & Award Ceremony

 

 

 

 

12:45

End of the Conference