Format

Expert-led training

Participants will leave the symposium with new skills and insights gained from a variety of targeted training sessions. Specialists will give 30 minute presentations on funding, organising and promoting successful interdisciplinary projects in industry and academia. A panel of invited experts will respond to questions submitted both prior to and during the symposium, in order to give direct feedback to the delegates.

Idea Generation

Fundamental to the success of this event will be the exchange of existing ideas and the creation of new ones.
All participants will be required to present a ‘lightning talk’ outlining their research in such a way that it is accessible to those outside their own discipline. There will be a number of informal opportunities for delegates to develop their ideas further with other interested participants.

Community Building

InterFace will provide a permanent Web presence as we recognise that many of the best ideas will occur to participants after they have had time to digest the event itself. Social networking facilities will enable participants to maintain a personal profile of interests and contact details. These will carry over into future InterFace symposia in order to build a community of practitioners that provides support, advice and contribution to new collaborative ventures.