Programme Release

At last year’s conference, the final programme was substantially different from the draft programme due to an unprecedented number of presentation withdrawals. We are anticipating that there will be fewer withdrawals this year. A draft programme will be made available at the end of May, once the registration deadline for presenting authors has passed.

Pre-conference Workshop Day: Wednesday July 10th

This year’s pre-conference workshop day is organised by Susan Chambre, Danielle Colenbrander, Shayne Piasta, and Junior Vargas.

Morning workshop and lunch, 9 am – 1 pm
Navigating the Social-Emotional Side of Academia as an Early Career Scholar
The morning session is designated for PhD students and early career researchers. It will focus on the social and emotional aspects of being an academic, such as developing professional and collaborative networks, and managing relationships with supervisors. The morning session will also cover career pathways for reading researchers, and how to get the most out of the SSSR conference. Lunch will be provided with additional opportunities for networking and community building (12 pm – 1 pm).

Afternoon workshop, 1 pm – 4 pm
Opening up Open Science: Nuts and Bolts for Beginners
The afternoon session is open to all SSSR delegates. It is aimed at attendees who are relatively new to open science practices and will focus on the practicalities of making Open Science happen. Attendees will be asked to submit their questions about Open Science when registering for the afternoon session.

You will be given the option to register for the pre-conference once you have registered for the main conference.

For queries, please contact Jennifer Hughes-Hardie at