YCN Workshop in Smolenice, Slovakia, 02-04/10/2018



The YCN committee is pleased to announce that the 1st YCN networking workshop will be held from 2nd to  the 4th October 2018 in Smolenice Castle (Slovakia)

This event is open for young researchers (PhD + max 8 years), limited to 70 participants including post docs, PhD students and master students (max. 20 M.Sc. students).

2 invited speakers from academy and industry will take part to the event:
  • Prof. Thomas J. Webster, Northeastern University, Boston, MA 02115, USA
  • Dr. Moritz von Witzleben, Founder & GM, INMATEC - ECerS President

Introduce yourself and meet new fellows along 3 days to develop your network and set future collaborations!!! 
All participants will pitch (present) themselves orally in 5 minutes including visual aids (videos, picture, slides, etc.). 
Your task: Get funding for your ceramic research or research idea from the live jury.
The experienced jury will give you valuable feedback on how you could improve to succeed. The best pitches will be awarded!

Please find below good examples on how to pitch your science, but do not worry about the level of your presentation skills, we are all there to learn: 

 Special networking activities will also be organized.

  • NO FEE: free event 
  • ONLINE REGISTRATION FORM  - registration is mandatory
  • Free accommodation on 2nd and 3rd October 2018 
  • ECerS membership is mandatory
  • DEADLINE FOR REGISTRATION: 31th August 2018
20 traveling grants will be allowed by the JECS Trust for master students : please download the rules here.