Policy

6th European Student Conference on Behaviour & Cognition Policies

Each year, the European Student Conference on Behaviour & Cognition (ESCBC) brings together early-career M.Sc. and Ph.D. students to take part in, and contribute to, a stimulating academic dialogue relating to current topics of research in Animal Behaviour, Psychology, and Cognition. The following information pertains to the 2019 ESCBC policy and procedures regarding: 1. Delegate attendance; 2. Registration fee; 3. Travel, accommodation and subsistence; 4. Student talk and poster selection; and 5. Keynote speaker selection.

 

1. Delegate Attendance

Attendance at the 2019 ESCBC is open to all MSc and PhD students at a European University or Research Institute. Where these criteria do not apply (e.g., undergraduate or postdoctoral applicant), exceptions may be granted by the 2019 ESCBC committee members

 

2. Registration fee

There is no registration fee to attend the 2019 ESCBC. Applicants are required enrol at the conference through the form available at registration page. Email of acceptance will be send by the 2019 ESCBC committee members within 2 months after submissions’ deadline.

 

3. Travel, accommodation and subsistence

3.1 Delegates

The 2019 ESCBC is not able to offer reimbursement to delegates for any travel, accommodation or lunch costs. The 2019 ESCBC will cover coffee breaks and conference tour event for delegates.

3.2 Keynote speakers

Travel, board and lodging costs will be covered by the 2019 ESCBC committee members from the first to the last day of the conference, for a maximum of 3 nights.

 

4. Student talk and poster selection

The student talk and poster selection process for the 2019 ESCBC begins at the close of registration and abstract submission. The committee members use the following criteria to guide their decision-making process:

  1. Appropriateness for the conference and scientific quality are the primary selection criteria.
  2. Speaker diversity (provided we receive a greater number of applicants than speaker slots): the committee members place particular importance on promoting diversity in academia. As such, speaker selection is carried out with consideration of diversity criteria (e.g., gender, university affiliation, field of interest etc.) provided by applicants.
  3. Proposed talks should NOT be a repetition of material previously presented at preceding ESCs

 

5. Keynote speaker selection

Both keynote speakers for the 2019 ESCBC are selected by the committee members from a list of potential speakers compiled by the committee members. This selection process adheres to the following criteria:

  1. Appropriateness for the conference and scientific quality are the primary selection criteria.
  2. To encourage productive discussions and to provide to participants the possibility to actively confront and discuss with keynote speakers, preference was given to young-career but established researchers.
  3. Keynote speaker diversity: the committee members place particular importance on promoting diversity in academia. As such, speaker selection is carried out with consideration of diversity criteria (e.g., gender, university affiliation, field of interest etc.) provided by applicants.
  4. With a view to offering a perspective of 2019 ESCBC committee members, keynote speaker whose research work is focused on the same field of interest of committee members are given priority

 

This policy was adapted from the 2018 conference in Vienna2017 conference in České Budějovice and 2016 conference in St. Andrews