Conference Format: World Café Style

Maximum Engagement

Our Undergraduate Research Conference will take a very special format to ensure maximum student engagement. You certainly will not fall asleep!

World Café Style is a a brilliant opportunity for voices to be heard and shared in small groups at round tables. Once the bell rings, participants get up and move to the next table. It's that easy!

To learn more here are some links to read about World Café Style Conferencing.

The Method 

The Design Principles 

Conference Preperation

How to Write an Abstract

This blog is great and ‘Dr Karen’ has a good entry on writing a proposal abstract.


1) big picture problem or topic widely debated in your field.

2) gap in the literature on this topic.

3) your project filling the gap.

4) the specific material that you examine in the paper.

5) your original argument.

6) a strong concluding sentence.

How to be a Conference Chair

The Open University have a great list of advice for Conference Chairs. If you would like to be a Chair please let us know at 

 Come along to our Pre-Conference Workshops!

We will be running a series of conference preparation workshops for speakers to gain confidence and experience. 

How to Present at a Conference: Conference Presentation Workshops

Teastorming Evening

Free preparation for the Brain Café Conference!
Come along on Monday, 27th March 2017, between 6-8pm in AM207 (upstairs Arts Millennium Bldg).
You will get a chance to meet other presenters and learn how to focus on your argument in a presentation/research paper.
Relaxed atmosphere with tea and coffee, icebreakers and time for all your questions.