Start Date: 06/04/2019
End Date: 06/07/2019
Place: Prague @ #ISBNPA2019
Organization: ISBNPA Membership Committee


The membership committee of ISBNPA aims to build capacity and career/network opportunities for ISBNPA members around the world at different career stages (e.g. for students/early career researchers or mid-career researchers. During the annual meeting, the membership team organizes several activities for our members. We are looking forward to meeting you at one of our activities during the annual meeting in Prague! 



Please join other NESI members in our NESI Zone at any time during the conference! The NESI Zone is located near the registration desks at the Prague Congress Centre. There will be opportunities to break up sedentary time and participate in some light physical activity, as well as opportunities to meet other students and ECRs in a fun, relaxed environment.


Welcome Reception

When: Tuesday 4thJune

Time: 7.00-9.00pm

Where: Prague Congress Centre

Look out for the NESI banner and balloons at the welcome reception and join us there! If you have been linked up with a buddy, this would be a great time and place to meet up with them.


Walking tour of Prague

When: Tuesday 4thJune

Time: 8.30pm

Where: Meet at the NESI banner at the welcome reception 

Meet at the NESI banner at 8.30pm (prior to the end of the welcome reception) and join us for a walking tour of Prague, finishing at Restaurant U Labutí (Hradčanské náměstí 61/11) for a late dinner and drinks for those who wish to stay. We will take the Metro part of the way, but we recommend wearing comfortable shoes! 


NESI Dinner 

When: Wednesday 5thJune 

Time: 7.00pm

Where: Restaurant Kandelábr, QUBIX Office Building, Štětkova 1638/18, 140 00 Praha 4

Meet in the NESI zone after the last session to go for a short walk before heading to dinner or meet us at the restaurant at 7pm. The NESI Dinner will be an opportunity to socialise with other students and ECRs in a relaxed environment. Please note that registration and payment for the dinner were required during conference registration. 


ISBNPA Dinner – NESI meeting spot

When: Thursday 7thJune

Time: 7.30-11.00pm

Where: Národní Galerie Praha – Klášter sv. Anežky České, U Milosrdných, 110 00 Staré Město

Keep an eye out for the NESI meeting spot at the ISBNPA dinner! 


Mid-Career Network

Join the Mid-Career Network (MCN) at the annual meeting in Prague for MCN hosted tables at the ISBNPA dinner and daily lunchtime MCN Meetups for walk and talks.

ISBNPA Mentoring

Looking for ways to build relationships with other members of the Society? Want to get career and personal growth insight from mentors outside of your home university or research organization? The ISBNPA Mentoring program offers an opportunity to connect and engage members at various stages in their careers. 

Mentoring Lunch – Thursday June 6th, Lunchtime 

Where: Prague Congress Centre

The Mentoring Lunch at the ISBNPA brings together students and early-career researchers with experienced researchersto engage in a question-answer session on a variety of topics. If you are a PhD student, a postdoc, or have just started an independent research career and would like toget advice on any career topic, please join us at the mentoring lunch on June 6th.  During the event, we will break into smaller groups led by several ISBNPA senior researchers.  You can sign up for this activity at the registration desk. Places are limited.   


Pioneer Program

The new Pioneer Program aims to foster and support high-quality research, collaboration, and mentoring amongst researchers (including students) in low and middle-income areas. The Pioneer Program will host the following throughout ISBNPA 2019

Pioneer Program Meet and Greet – Wednesday June 5th, Lunchtime 

Where: Prague Congress Centre

Join us to meet other researchers within low-to middle-income countries and discuss the challenges and successes over the lunch break. Hear from previous recipients of the ISBNPA Pioneer Program Scholarship Grant and how this has benefited their research and career.


The ISBNPA’ Awards sub-committee has developed several new awards which will offer the opportunity for ISBNPA members at all career stages to receive recognition for their research or community service. Please join the new award giving to our members in addition to the existing student and early career award presentations during the closing ceremony on June 7th. 


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