The Congress will also be preceded by a Young Scientist Programme.

This will give early-career researchers the chance to exchange ideas, seek career advice from senior mentors and enjoy the quintessential experience of New Zealand high country.

A brief programme overview is below for your planning purposes:


Thursday 18 – Friday 19 November

  • Fellows arrive in Christchurch.

Friday 19 November

  • Departing for venue in the afternoon (expected to be 3.00pm) on coaches, arriving in time for dinner and YSP welcome.

Saturday 20 – Sunday 21 November

  • YSP programme (talks from Fellows and Mentors, career workshops)

Sunday 21 November

  • Departing at 3.00pm. Arriving back into Christchurch in the early evening (expected at 5.00pm).

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