Online throughout August 2020


It has been a challenging year so far, and many aspects of our lives have moved online. This year's annual gathering has too. We have an exciting programme of online activities for you to help you to consider the opportunities and limitation of engaging online.


By moving our gathering online we have tried to make the most of this new way of working. We hope more of you will be able to join us as travel is not a barrier.


We have spread our programme out throughout the month to avoid too much on screen time all at once and also to allow you to fit it around your current commitments. The welcome and panel sessions will be recorded in case you can't make the live timings, and we have repeated the workshops at different days of the weeks and times of the day.

Not meeting face to face means we miss out on the unexpected useful encounters that make for good networking. Our solution is to have peer networking sessions. If you sign up we will match you (somewhat randomly) with one or two other delegates to meet on-line over a coffee. We have also got a fun science cocktail based social event planned at the end, and there will be breakout rooms to encourage more interaction.

Register to let us know which sessions you plan to attend.



Week 1


Mon 3 Aug, 11:00 – 12:00     Welcome

A welcome from this year’s annual gathering hosts at the University of Edinburgh and updates from ScotPEN. Bring your own coffee and pastries.

Tue 4 Aug, 10:00 -11:00     Online Engagement Panel

Jamie Gallagher is hosting a panel discussion with guests including Lewis Hou and Sophia Collins about creating great engagement on-line.



Week 2

Monday 10 Aug, 14:00 - 16:30     Meaningful On-line Engagement

The first of two opportunities to attend the NCCPE's course about meaningful on-line engagement.


Tuesday 11 Aug, 10:00 -12:00     On-line Evaluation

The first of two opportunities to get expert advice about evaluating your online activities with Evaluation Support Scotland.

Week 3


Monday 17 & Tuesday 18 August, 11:00 & 15:00     One to one peer networking catch-ups

Check your emails for your Collaborate invites.

Wednesday 19 August, 14:00 -16:00     Online Evaluation

The second opportunity for this course.

Thursday 20 August, 10:00 - 12:30     Meaningful On-line Engagement

The second opportunity for this course.

Week 4

Monday 24 August, 10:00 -11:00     International Engagement

Jamie Gallagher hosts our second panel discussion on international engagement with Edward Ducca, Annette Kinkert and others TBA

Wednesday 26 & Thursday 28 August, 11:00 & 15:00     One to one peer networking catch-ups

Check your emails for your Collaborate invites.

Friday 28 August, 16:30 - 18:00     Online social

Join us for some Science Cocktail demonstrations with BeExperimental

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