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Registration for the ICO National Fall School 2015 has been opened

posted 12 May 2015, 04:46 by ICO Education   [ updated 12 May 2015, 04:46 ]
We would like to invite all ICO Members to ICO's 9th national networking event: the ICO National Fall School, on November 5 and 6, 2015

Registration and deadlines
  • Go to the registration form
  • Registration will close September 15th, 2015. 
  • Send in your abstract and paper before October 1, 2015 to c.vonk@vu.nl
For more information go to: https://sites.google.com/site/iconationalfallschool2015/ 

Location: That is still a surprise, but we hope to tell you all about it in due time...

Registration fees
Fee day programme:
  • ICO members: no fee
  • ICO Alumni: € 25,00 (excluding administration costs, if applicable)
  • Non-ICO: €100,00 (excluding administration costs, if applicable).Non-ICO Members can only attend after they have been granted permission. Please contact the organizational committee before registering. 
Fee NFS2015 evening event (dinner, November 5):ca. € 50,00 (excluding administration costs, if applicable)

The ICO National Fall School (NFS)
The ICO NFS is a biennial, two-day networking event for all ICO Members: PhDs, Staff and Post Docs. During this event ICO members can meet, mingle, and learn about the projects of other ICO members, while 2nd and 3rd-year PhD-candidates can practice their presentation skills in a safe surroundings.

PhD presentations
The focus of the National Fall School is on the ICO PhD-candidates. All PhDs are given the opportunity to present their project, either in a Junior Presentation (for 2nd year candidates) or in a Senior Presentation (3rd year candidates). More information about the different presentation types can be found on on the pages on Presentations

ICO Staff and Post Doc Members: our discussants and chairs
While the PhD-candidates are presenting their work, all attending ICO Staff members and Post Docs 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 auditor 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 attent, please let us know at your registration form.

We would strongly recommend attending the ICO National Fall 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 auditor in order to meet people from the ICO network, and to learn from all presentations, discussions and workshops. Also, ICO Alumni are welcome to join us!

All visitors to the National Fall School can attend the workshops. Some workshops will be organized twice on one day. In each session of the workshop there will be room for 20 people. 
Thursday, november 5, we will offer the workshops "Supervising (PhD and master) research: how to make the most of it", with Anique de Bruin (Maastricht Unversity), and "Professionalism and Integrity in Research" with the dilemma game, hosted by Peter Verkoeijen (Erasmus University). On Friday, November 6, Tamara van Gog (Utrecht University) will tell you all she knows about how to write a succesfull grant proposal.

Special Lunch sessions
Thursday November 5: Meet Your Theme-Group-Lunch: The aim of this lunch is for the theme group coordinators to meet with PhDs and staff members with a research interest in a specific theme. It is an informal lunch meeting where you can meet each other shortly face-to face to inform each other about the courses offeredby the theme group  within ICO, as well as discuss what kind of workshops would be of interest for future courses or  the international ICO Fall school in 2016
On Friday November 6, we want to inspire your future career plans by giving you the chance to meet with people with professions outside of the academic world.

Do you want to be present, but you cannot be there for the whole two days? No problem! You can also register for one of the days. 

More information can be found on the ICO National Fall School website. In due time the site will be filled with more information about the location, the keynote, the workshops, and the various student presentations.

We look forward to meeting you at the ICO National Fall School, November 5 an 6, 2015!