Association of Polar Early Career Scientists


panel Victoria 09 copyOrganizing panels or workshops conferences are some of APECS's most frequent activities. They are a very useful way for early career researchers to gain career advice, share their research and to meet some great senior researchers and mentors. And the good thing about them: they are very easy to organize on a low budget!

Every APECS member can organize a panel / workshop at a conference and this guide will provide the organizers with step-by-step introduction on how to do it!

APECS panels / workshops aim to create fora where participants have the opportunity to meet established polar experts from various fields and other early career researchers, in order to draw inspiration and advice from their experience. This will create an informal venue for participants to make contacts and become actively involved in discussions throughout the conference and beyond.

So how do I get started? Some of the basic questions you have to ask yourself are:

  • Are the conference organizers interested in having an APECS panel / workshop?
  • What should be the topic of the panel / workshop?
  • How long should the panel / workshop be?
  • Where and when can the panel / workshop occur (time / room)?
  • Whom could I invite as panelists / speakers?
  • How do I advertise the panel / workshop?
  • Do I need to do fundraising?

So, what are the steps to organizing an APECS Panel / Workshop?

Contact APECS

APECS International Directorate
Alfred Wegener Institute, Helmholtz Center for Polar and Marine Research
Telegrafenberg A45
14473 Potsdam
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