Since its establishment in 1990 one of the main strengths of the colloquium has been that it attracts delegates from a wide variety of disciplines, and in a time when science, engineering and environmental science is becoming increasingly fragmented and specialised, the colloquium provides a unique opportunity for specialist researchers to learn what is happening outside their own research area.
The colloquium is very much an “Irish” event and has a loyal support base of research supervisors across Irish HEIs who send their researchers to attend and present at the event each year. The event therefore has a lot of “repeat” delegates, i.e., Irish researchers who come to the event on an annual basis and perceive the colloquium as a good way of catching up with the latest research in Irish environmental research along with networking with their research colleagues.
Generally held over 3 days and featuring; workshops for delegates, Q&A style topical panel debate which is opened to the public, plenary session addressing the theme with keynote presentations, sponsors exhibition area, student competition and in more recent years a career expo / CV clinic for attendees. Generally 100+ oral and 50+poster presentations take place in four concurrent sessions run over day 2 and day 3.
Watch this space for further information about next years event!
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