2019 Nutrition Futures Conference: Call for expressions of interest
The Nutrition Society organises a number of scientific conferences each year, as well as contributing to joint events with other organisations worldwide. Annually, the Society hosts two student focused conferences, one in Ireland and one in the UK. The UK conference is entitled 'Nutrition Futures', which was known as the 'Student Conference' until 2017 and is traditionally held in September.
Over two days, the Nutrition Futures Conference attracts approximately 150 undergraduates and postgraduates studying or have studied on nutrition related courses, as well as prospective students intending to study food and nutrition or dietetics related subjects. In addition to scientific lead plenary lectures, the conference also offers original communication sessions, a career panel session and sessions offering career support, plus a vibrant evening networking programme.
The Student Section of the Nutrition Society is now seeking expressions of interest to host the 2019 Nutrition Futures Conference. The 2018 Nutrition Futures Conference was held in Newcastle. For 2019, the Student Section wishes to move the conference to the Midlands.
The bidding process
If your University has an interest in hosting this conference, the following should be available:
- A venue which can host and accommodate around 150 attendees and meet the criteria set out in the conference proforma (docx.).
- A venue which can host the session configuration outlined in the proposed conference programme (PDF).
- A short description of the likely range and cost of accommodation (the conference delegates will range from underfunded students to plenary speakers).
Whilst the Nutrition Futures Conference has traditionally been hosted by a University, the Nutrition Society Student Section are open to suitable meeting venues off campus.
To suggest a suitable venue, please complete and return the conference proforma by noon on Wednesday 12 December 2018. If you have any queries, please contact the Society's Conference Coordinator, Emily Ooi via email.
The decision process
Applications will be considered by the Society's Student Section after 12 December. The Society's Science Committee will meet on 9 January and the preferred venue will be chosen. The successful bidder will then be contacted and the development of the conference will begin.