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Monday, 26.02.2024

Call for proposals: CarpentryConnect and BioNT Community Event - Heidelberg 2024

The theme is: Community-led training beyond academia. 

The CarpentryConnect and BioNT community event in Heidelberg is expected to be the key community-building and networking event for The Carpentries and BioNT’s community in Europe, with worldwide participation. The #CCHD24 organisation team invites you to submit proposals in line with the conference theme.


Topics of interest

  • Widening career perspectives through training
  • Bridging sectors and fostering collaborations through skill-up training
  • Exploring the advantages and disadvantages of different formats with different training audiences, possibly comparing ‘The Carpentries’ with different formats
  • Empowering local and global training communities, considering their geographical distribution, as well as their distribution across topics and sectors
  • Expanding beyond the boundaries of one’s community and engaging others
  • Sharing helpful tools for teaching and examples of using them in a workshop
  • Training on a range of practical skills
  • Running an effective online workshop/teaching effectively online
  • Developing novel or existing lesson/curricula, both Carpentries-style and from other training communities (on day 3)


 Types of sessions

  • Breakout discussion sessions will be 1.5 hours long and conducted in a round table or general discussion format. These discussions will be crucial in connecting participants based on shared interests and stimulating discussion on relevant topics.
  • Skill-up or training sessions will allow participants to develop new skills in a 1.5-hour or 3-hour session. In this session, you can share technical or transferable skills with others
  • Workshops are a way for you to pass on your ideas and expertise to other participants in a 1.5-hour or 3-hour session. You can reach out to larger numbers of people by conducting workshops on the topic that you find important and facilitate a positive learning environment for the attendees
  • Lightning talks and posters will allow you to present your work, idea, interest, etc., in short, 3 to 5-minute presentations or within a poster
  • Mini-collaboration drive and Curriculum Development Sessions (on Day 3): If you have an idea for a new lesson or if your lesson is in the early stages of development, feel free to submit the idea/lesson using the same form. There are two sessions scheduled, each lasting 1 hour and 30 minutes.


Information at a glance

  • What: Call for proposals #CCHD24
  • Where: Heidelberg, Germany
  • When: 12 to 14 November 2024
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