Satellite events

ESEB2019 – European Society for Evolutionary Biology

Satellite events

Welcome to join the satellite events

How to foster public engagement at conferences

Where: Outreach Stage, Teatro lobby
When: Tuesday 20 August, 12:45-13:55 (lunch time)
Who: Everybody interested in outreach activities

In this session, you will be presented with a few examples of how outreach and public engagement were fostered at scientific conferences and participate to a brainstorming session on how to do in the future, to be able to go back home with plenty of concrete ideas! (Héloïse Dufour)

A citizen-science workshop

Where: GOTO 31
When: Tuesday 20 August, 12:45-13:55 (lunch time)
Who: Everybody

A citizen-science workshop showcasing an amazing and successful Droseu citizen-science initiative. (Roberto Torres)

Peer Community in (PCI) – Peer Community In … the beginning of a revolution in Open Access?

Where: MOVE 1
When: Tuesday 20 August, 13:00-13:50 (lunch time)
Who: Researchers

Interested by discovering/joining/using the next generation publishing experiment with the ”Peer Community In” (PCI, https://peercommunityin.org) project? In a few words: PCI is a non-profit scientific organization that aims to create specific communities of researchers reviewing and recommending, for free, unpublished preprints in their field (i.e. unpublished articles deposited on open online archives like arXiv.org and bioRxiv.org). Evaluations and recommendations by a PCI are free of charge for authors and readers.The first PCI, Peer Community in Evolutionary Biology (PCI Evol Biol), has been launched in 2017 and now counts >400 Editors. Other PCIs (eg PCI Ecology, PCI Paleontology, PCI Entomology…) have been created and several PCIs will probably open soon. Come along and meet Thomas Guillemaud & Denis Bourguet – co-funders of PCI – and many reasearchers already involved as editors @PCI Evol Biol. See also https://youtu.be/4PZhpnc8wwo, @PCIEvolBiol & @PeerCommunityIn.

How to pitch your science to non-specialist audiences

Where: GOTO 31
When: Wednesday 21 August, 12:55-13:55 (lunch time)
Who: Everybody

In this workshop, you will get tips on how to discuss your science with non-specialist audiences and actually build and practice on YOUR pitch(es). (Héloïse Dufour)

The European Research Council – funding opportunities for bright minds

Where: MOVE 1
When: Wednesday 21 August, 13:15-14:05 (lunch time)
Who: Researchers

Is an ERC grant for you? You will be explained what the European Research Council is, who can benefit from its funding opportunities and what to expect in the application and selection process. The ERC supports researchers performing interesting and ambitious fundamental research. This could be you!

The mission of the European Research Council is to encourage the highest quality research in Europe. The concept is simple: competitive individual funding for researchers with a great idea, across all fields. ERC grants are awarded through open competition to projects headed by starting and established researchers of any nationality and age, who are working or moving to work in Europe or an associated country. The sole criterion of choice is scientific excellence.

Netherlands evolutionary biology get-together

Where: Congress pub Panimoravintola Koulu, address: Eerikinkatu 18 
When: Wednesday 21 August, 18:00-19:30
Who: All scientists working in the Netherlands or from Dutch origin

The Netherlands society for evolutionary biology (NLSEB) aims to build a community of all evolutionary biologists in the Netherlands. NLSEB therefore welcomes all scientists working in the Netherlands or from Dutch origin for drinks. Come and (re-)connect to Dutch evolutionary biology!

SciSparks, how to organise speed meetings in high-schools

Where: Outreach stage, Teatro lobby
When: Friday 23 August, 12:45-13:55 (lunch time)
Who: Everybody

In this session, you will learn how to easily organise effective encounters between researchers and highschool students using speed-meetings, and how to get support to start your own. They are fun ways to create engaging links between students, teachers, and researchers! This session is also for you if you want to become part of a European coordinated activity dedicated to evolution! (Héloïse Dufour)

Meet the editors – a Royal Society Publishing workshop

Where: MOVE 1
When: Friday 23 August, 13:00-13:50 (lunch time)
Who: Editors from the Royal Society journals Proceedings B, Philosophical Transactions B and Biology Letters, including ESEB President Professor Nina Wedell.

Have you ever wondered what happens to a paper submitted to a Royal Society journal? This is your chance to find out. This one-off event offers an excellent opportunity to gain valuable insight into the peer review and processes behind the scenes at Royal Society Publishing. Come along and meet some of the highly experienced and reputable editors working for the Royal Society journals, and hear more about their expectations and top tips for compiling high quality articles. There will also be plenty of time to discuss topical publishing issues, and questions and feedback from the audience will be encouraged.

Art-up your evolution

Where: Outreach stage, Teatro lobby
When: lunchtime + coffee-breaks + continued moderation throughout the conference on a flexible basis, lasts until the end of the last coffee break
Who: Everybody

Unleash your artistic side! Take the paint, crayons, paper, brushes and whatever else you need – and show us your artistic vision of your research, results – or yourself as a scientist! All materials will be provided – just come and express yourself. (Szymek Drobniak)

Come and meet EvoKE!

Where: Exhibition area
When: Throughout the whole conference
Who: Everybody

Come share with us what outreach activities you are involved in and why! You will also learn about examples of activities you can get involved in or use. Last but not least, you will hear about EvoKE, the network aiming at Evolutionary Knowledge for Everyone, to get in touch with a diversity of people with the same goal!