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The Royal Society hosts a programme of scientific meetings each year.
Each meeting is organised by leaders in the field, using their expertise to ensure the key topics are covered. The focus on discussion throughout the meeting allows everyone, at any stage of their scientific career, to get involved in the conversation.
The Royal Society scientific programme offers a unique opportunity for you to present an international, two-day conference in your field, with the chance for publication in Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society following the event. Responding to the needs of the scientific community through an open call, proposing a Royal Society scientific meeting will allow you to influence the agenda in your area.
Proposals are invited from any UK researcher, and if successful, you will be the scientific organiser for the meeting. The next call for proposals will open in November, closing in mid-January. Details of past meetings are available here, please bear in the mind that a meeting area recently covered would only be likely to be selected if significant progress has been made in the area since the original meeting.
The call for proposals is now closed. The next call will open in Summer 2014.
To make a proposal download the FAQ and guidelines (PDF) and complete the proposal form.
If you have any queries please email:
A very small number of Fast Track meetings are available, to be held on a shorter time scale, please contact the office in the first instance to discuss.
“It was a very pleasant environment permitting a relaxed meeting. Having plenty of time for discussion was much appreciated by the participants.”
Professor Paul O'Brien, University of Leicester, Organiser of New windows on transients across the Universe discussion meeting, 2012
“[the meeting was] a real landmark in progress forward. One we will all remember.”
Professor Bill Martin, Heinrich Heine University, Organiser of Energy transduction and genome function - an evolutionary synthesis discussion meeting, 2012
“The application process was uncomplicated and straightforward, and after acceptance we were given complete creative freedom in how to organise our meeting to make it an intense, interesting and interactive experience. “
Dr Rafael Edgardo Carazo Salas, University of Cambridge, Organiser of Cell polarity in the Systems Medicine era: the next 10 years satellite meeting, 2013
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