The ESERA Executive Board invites proposals from established science education research groups to host the bi-annual ESERA 2019 Conference.

Interested colleagues’ proposals (in electronic form) should reach ESERA board member, Bob Evans before January 31, 2017. E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Proposals should contain the following:

  • the applicants’ names, institutions and a 2-page CV for each
  • the names of the local organizing committee
  • the proposed location of the conference (with a description of the venue)
  • details of previous involvement of the organizers in ESERA events and a rationale (500-1000 words) indicating why the proposal should be chosen

Things to know

  • Countries where the conference has not previously been held are encouraged to apply
  • The board is interested in locations accessible (both geographically and financially) to a large number of European science educators.This includes sufficient economical accommodations in the community for non-institutionally funded attendees.
  • A venue near or at the organizer’s university facilitates and can help with organization and planning.
  • Facilities need to be able to accommodate approximately 1200 attendees with a plenary room for about 800, parallel session meeting rooms and eating facilities.
  • WiFi needs to be widely available in all meeting rooms.The conference is mainly self-funded with a small percentage provided by the ESERA Board.
  • The principal organizers are expected to attend the conference in Dublin in 2017A review of recent conferences can provide examples of fees and costs http://www.esera.org/esera-conference/  

The period for selecting the ESERA 2019 conference organizers

  • Announcement call September 2016
  • Applications due January 31,2017
  • Decision made at ESERA Board meeting in March 2017
  • Two organizers of 2019 attend the 2017 conference in Dublin (August 21 – 26, 2017)
  • The principal organizer becomes a co-opted member of the ESERA Board from September 2017 until the conference in 2019 and attends all Board meetings.

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