Dates: 8-9 February 2018
Venue: International House, The University of Melbourne
Address: 241 Royal Parade, Parkville, Melbourne, Victoria
AMSIConnect (formerly Big Day In) is a two day residential conference for successful AMSI Vacation Research Scholars. Participants are funded to travel and stay in Melbourne, Victoria to present their research projects, participate in a careers panel and attend networking events.
AMSIConnect gives all successful VRS scholars an experience presenting their work to a group of their peers. Attendees at the conference include all AMSI Vacation Research Scholarship students/scholars, as well as a select number of academic supervisors. Please note that while supervisors are more than welcome to attend, their attendance is not mandatory.
Each student delivers a 20-minute presentation, providing an overview of their AMSI Vacation Research Scholarship project, following a set template for slides. If you’re unsure about what content is appropriate for your presentation, you should speak to your academic supervisor about how to structure and convey your research in a professional and engaging capacity. There is also a Cambridge University Book Prize up for grabs, which is awarded each year to the best AMSI student presentation, voted for by both peers and supervisors.
The AMSIConnect event provides students with an opportunity to not only present their work, but to network, engage in debate and conversation, and to delve deeper into the research performed over the summer. And outside of academic pursuits, there’s plenty of ice-breakers and social events, including dinner, dodgeball and drinks.
Please note: It is a condition of accepting this scholarship that you must attend the full duration of the AMSIConnect conference (refer to Key Dates for details). Partial attendance is not acceptable, and may result in non-payment. In exceptional circumstances, please contact the AMSI Vacation Research Scholarships organisers at firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss further.