Abstract submission deadline - 20th April 2023

15th June 2023

University of Surrey

Call for Abstracts:

This year’s postgraduate and early career researchers conference, Making the Invisible Visible, will take place in person on 15th June 2023.

Making the Invisible Visible is an opportunity to showcase and celebrate wide-reaching research topics and discoveries that address important and unanswered questions. In an era of changing perspectives and rapidly emerging challenges, the need to amplify previously unheard voices, cross interdisciplinary boundaries and build resilience becomes increasingly important. The cross-cutting themes for this year’s conference are:

Sustainable and Resilient Futures

Digital and Technological Futures

Healthy and Inclusive Futures

We welcome submissions from PGRs and ECRs across all faculties within the University of Surrey and hope to receive a diverse range of abstracts that resonate with our conference title, Making the Invisible Visible.

Awards for Best Presentations

Prizes will be awarded across a range of categories, including best oral and best poster presentations, and runners up.

Award certificates will be presented to the winning presenters in the closing ceremony.

Abstract Submission Guidance

The conference provides the opportunity to present either an oral presentation or a poster presentation and is open to PGRs (at any stage of their Doctorate) and ECRs.

Oral presentation: a 10-minute in-person oral presentation with slides, followed by 5-minutes of Q&A with the audience.

Poster presentation: A1 Poster (either landscape or portrait) accessible to non-expert audience. (Posters can be printed by the conference team if submitted by 2nd June)

Please note that we cannot guarantee that you will be allocated to your first choice of presentation, this will be subject to a review process. Please provide a first choice and second choice of your preferred presentation option.

Successful abstract submissions will be given a timeslot for an oral or poster presentation.

Follow this link to make an abstract submission using a University of Surrey account. The closing date for abstract submission is midnight on 20th April 2023.

Before submitting your abstract please ensure that you are available to present in-person on the 15th June 2023.

Abstract Guidance and Review Process

Abstract should be maximum of 300 words, excluding the title.

Abstracts and presentations should be targeted for a non-expert audience and highlight the interdisciplinary nature of the research.

In addition to the abstract, you will be asked to provide a statement of how this research relates to the theme of the conference (max. 100 words).

All submissions will be anonymously reviewed by the abstract review committee under the direction of the conference organisation committee.

To ensure the anonymity of this process, please do not include identifying information within in the 300 word abstract text or the 100 word statement on how your research relates to the theme of the conference.

The reviewers will assess key characteristics of your abstract such as the novelty, significance of results or expected results, relevance to the conference themes and interdisciplinary nature of the work. These factors will be used to determine whether your work will be most suited for an oral presentation or poster.

The outcome will be available by 12th May 2023. At that time the submitter will be notified as to whether their abstract has been accepted or not and invitations issued for poster or oral presentations.

All posters that are selected to present at the conference will be published online after the event and have a citable DOI created for each poster.

For support in writing a conference abstract please sign up to the Researcher Development Workshop on either 28th March or 13th April. (Sign up via Surrey Self Service SITS).

Key Dates

20th March Call for abstracts launched
20th April Closing date for abstract submission
12th May Notification of abstract decision
2nd June Deadline for receipt of posters pdf for printing
12th June Deadline for receipt of PPT slides for oral presentations
15th June Conference presentation and prize presentations

If you have any questions/issues regarding the abstract submission or need further information, please contact the Conference Organising Committee at MIV@surrey.ac.uk.

Making the Invisible Visible is an opportunity to showcase and celebrate wide-reaching research topics and discoveries that address important and unanswered questions.