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Invitation: ICO National Spring School 2019

posted 2 Dec 2018, 07:09 by ICO Education   [ updated 2 Dec 2018, 07:10 ]
14-15 March, 2019 - Cultuurcentrum Griffioen - 

We would like to invite all ICO members to ICO's 10th national networking event: the ICO National Spring School, on the 14th and 15th of March, 2019, at Cultuurcentrum Griffioen, VU Amsterdam.

Networking event
The ICO National Spring School is a biennial, two-day networking event for all ICO members: PhDs, staff and postdocs. During this event ICO members can meet, mingle, and learn about the projects of other ICO members, while the PhD-candidates can practice their presentation skills in a safe environment.

At the ICO National Spring School, you can

  • learn about the new developments in educational sciences during the presentations of the PhD-candidates; 
  • meet kindred research spirits during the Meet-your-Theme Group-session; 
  • and informally catch up with long lost colleagues at the conference dinner; 
We suggest you to stay in a hotel nearby to be present for the full programme and the NSS Dinner on Thursday evening. Check the page with hotel suggestions to find yourself an nice place to stay.

PhD student presentations

The focus of the National School is on the ICO PhD-candidates. PhD's will present their project, either in a Junior Presentation (for 1st and 2nd year candidates) or in a Senior Presentation (3rd or 4th year candidates). The Junior Presentation can be a Poster Presentation or a Round Table Session. The Senior Presentation is a Paper Presentation. More information about the different presentation types can be found on the website, on the pages on Presentations.

How to prepare?
For all presentation sessions it is required to send in a paper and an abstract before the 1st of February, 2019. All papers will be accepted automatically. Send in your paper and abstract before the 1st of February, using the submission form. More information on how to prepare can be found on the pages "Poster presentation", "Round Table presentation", and "Paper presentation".

ICO staff and postdoc Members: our discussants and chairs
While the PhD-candidates are presenting their work, all attending ICO staff and postdoc-members will have a role either as chair of a session, or as a discussant. Of course, we will try to give all staff and Post docs the opportunity to be present as an observer at the presentations of the projects they are involved in themselves, either as a promoter or as a supervisor. If you have any special wishes regarding the presentations of your PhD-candidates you want to attend, please let us know, using your registration form.

Registration and deadlines

Registration is open from November 2018 until the 1st of February, 2019 
  • Register for the NSS as a presenter, ICO staff or posdoc-attendant, or as observer ; 
  • Are you presenting? Send in your paper and abstract before the 1st of February using the submission form; 
  • Do you want to be present, but you cannot be there for the whole two days? No problem! you can also register for just one day. 

Registration Fee
day programme:
  • ICO members (ICO staff, post doc members, PhD-members and ICO Alumni,): no fee; 
  • Non-ICO attendants: € 100,00 (excluding administration costs, if applicable); please contact c.vonk@uu.nl if you want to be present as non-ICO attendant. 
NSS conference dinner, 14th of March:
  • max. € 50,00 (including drinks). 
More information:
We would strongly recommend attending the ICO National Spring School to all our members. As a PhD, if you are not yet ready to present your work, or if you have already done so in previous years, you are warmly invited to join us as an observer in order to meet people from the ICO network, and to learn from all presentations and discussions.

All visitors to the National Spring School can attend the workshops. In workshop there will be room for ca. 20 people. More information about the workshops can be found on the page "Workshops".

Special session
Meet Your Theme-Group-session: The aim of this session is for the theme group coordinators to meet with PhD's and staff members with a research interest in a specific theme. It is an informal meeting where you can meet shortly face-to face to inform each other about the courses offered within ICO by the theme group as well as discuss what kind of workshops would be of interest for future courses or ICO's International School.

More information on the various ICO Theme Groups can be found on the ICO website.

We are looking forward to seeing you in De Griffioen!

The organisation committee,

Selina Emhardt,
Frances Wijnen,
Martine Schophuizen,
Caroline Vonk