11 May 2018

Agri-Food Early Career Forum

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SCI's Agri-Food Early Career Forum


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The event will have two sessions of panel discussions, each with talks from leaders in industry, academia, and science communication, followed by time for questions from attendees. Talks will cover aspects of speakers' careers, and offer advice on career development.

There will be an opportunity to display posters at the event, and showcase your research in a safe and friendly environment. Attendees are encouraged to bring a poster along, as there will be opportunities for feedback from the speakers and organisers at the event.

The event offers fantastic opportunities for networking with both academics and industry professionals working in the Agri-Food sector. A variety of networking activities will take place throughout the day, and the day will culminate in a networking reception.

This event is planned for students and early career scientists working in the agricultural and food science fields.

Day 1 - 11th May 2018

Registration and refreshments
Welcome and introduction
Session 1: A life beyond postgrad - what to do next? Chair: Cassie Sims
Careers in UK research institutes - opportunities and personal experience Prof Lin Field, Rothamsted Research
How professional organisations can help in developing your own professional career Rhianna Jones, Institute of Food Technologies (IFT)
Taking research to a global scale Prof Tim Benton, University of Leeds
Lunch and poster session
Lunch and poster session
Session 2: Stepping from academia to the private sector Chair: Nicola Caporaso
Research applied to the food and beverage industry using a member based approach: opportunities for graduates and scientists Dr Bertrand Emond, Campden BRI
Careers in private consultancy Dr Craig Duckham, CD R&D Consultancy Services
Closing remarks
Close of event
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Venue and Contact


14/15 Belgrave Square

Conference Team

Tel: +44 (0)20 7598 1561

Email: conferences@soci.org

Attendance to this event is free of charge.

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Additional Info

Exhibition and Sponsorship

An exhibition will take place alongside the conference for companies and related organisations who may wish to exhibit. Please email conferences@soci.org for further information and prices. Spaces are limited and will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis.