The Society organises a number of scientific conferences each year, as well as contributing to joint events with other organisations worldwide. Traditionally, the conferences held each year are the Spring Conference, the Irish Section Conference, the Annual Summer Conference and the Winter Conference. The Annual Summer Conference is the largest of the Society’s meetings and takes place in July, attracting up to 400 delegates over 3 – 4 days (usually Monday – Thursday). In addition to conference-themed symposia, the meeting also offers satellite sessions, proffered communications, a student career session and a vibrant evening networking programme, with the option of opportunities for training and workshops across or around the programme.
The Science Committee of the Nutrition Society is now seeking expressions of interest to host the 2022 Summer Conference and to develop the programme, with support of the Science Committee. The Science Committee would also like potential hosts to suggest themes for this meeting.
Themes and locations from previous Summer Conferences are:
- 2018: Getting energy balance right (University of Leeds, UK)
- 2020: Protein: Sources, benefits and global challenges (P&J Live, University of Aberdeen, UK)
- 2021: Nutrition in a changing world (University of Southampton, UK)
The bidding processes
If you have an interest in hosting this conference, you should be able to provide or identify a venue in the UK or Ireland which can host and accommodate around 400 delegates. You should use the generic conference programme as the basis for your indicative programme (symposia titles and suggested speakers for 6 symposia) and indicate the organising committee members. A short description of the likely range and cost of accommodation is helpful (the meeting delegates will range from underfunded students to international plenary speakers). Whilst conferences have often been led and hosted by groupings at universities, the Science Committee is open to more flexible clusters and any suitable meeting venue. Please download further information about the role of a scientific organiser.
If you have any queries, please contact the Society's Conference Coordinator. The Society's Honorary Programme Officer and Society's Conference Coordinator would also be willing to arrange a teleconference with prospective bidders to answer any queries. Contact us to arrange a time.
The decision process
Applications will be considered at the next Science Committee meeting on 20 May 2020 and the successful bidders will then be co-opted to, and receive the support of, the Science Committee during the development and implementation of the conference.