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, 'Nutrition Futures', is traditionally held in September.
Over two days, the Nutrition Futures Conference attracts approximately 150 undergraduates and postgraduates studying nutrition related courses, as well as prospective students intending to study food and nutrition or dietetics related subjects. In addition to scientific plenary lectures, the conference also offers original communication sessions, a career panel discussion and sessions offering career support, plus an evening networking programme.
The Student Section of the Nutrition Society is now seeking expressions of interest to host the 2022 Nutrition Futures Conference. The 2019 Nutrition Futures Conference was held as a face to face conference in Nottingham, and Nutrition Futures 2020 was held online, retitled as Nutrition Futures Live 2020 and was organised by Coventry University.
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.
The decision process
Applications will be considered by the Society's Student Section after 28 March 2021. The Society's Science Committee will meet and the preferred venue will be chosen. The successful bidder will then be contacted and the development of the conference will begin.