YSJ CONFERENCE 2023 - THANK YOU FOR ATTENDING!
When and Where?
This Year's conference will be on the 27th of September at The King's School Canterbury. Registration will commence at 9:00.
Getting here by train: Frequent high-speed trains run from London St Pancras to Canterbury West, located a 15-minute walk from the venue. Additionally, trains run from London Victoria to Canterbury East, a 15-minute walk from the venue.
Getting here by car: There are a variety of ANPR car parks in Canterbury. We recommend using Pound Lane, St Radigund's, Queningate or Canterbury Riverside car parks, all a 5-10 minute walk from the venue.
Getting here by coach/minibus: Minibus and coach parking for schools will be available at Birley's, the school playing fields, located about a 15 minute walk from the venue
A Note On Security: King's School Security as well as Cathedral Constables will be present throughout the day and have body-worn cameras for the safety of the school and precincts as well as you.
Filming & Photography Policy: Personal photography and short-form videos are allowed to help you document your day with us as well as enter the various social media competitions running. Please refrain from recording any of our talks as they may contain copyrighted materials and our event is being professionally streamed anyway.
What's Included In My Ticket?
Souvenir programme and latest print issue of our journal (RRP: £5.49)
Lunch, Tea, Coffee and snacks
Access to all talks and presentations
Opportunity for networking with speakers and panelists
Access to exclusive giveaways and competitions only for those attending in-person
Day Schedule - Timings Subject To Change
Is the conference really free for those attending from state schools?
Absolutely! The reason we charge £2 to attend is to ensure that individuals and groups attend the event. If we did not do this, the event would sell out with people booking and possibly not attending, meaning the opportunity is lost for others. This £2 cost is refunded upon arrival (though you can request that we retain it as a donation towards the upkeep of the journal).
I'm outside the age range of 14-20, can I still attend?
Yes! The content of the presentations is aimed at students and those looking to learn about science communication and expand their scientific knowledge.
I can't make it in-person, will there be a livestream/recording?
Yes! We plan to record all talks and presentations and also live-stream all keynote sessions. You can obtain a link to the livestream on the main ticket page for just a £1 donation (or more if you want!). This will give you the opportunity to pose your questions to be answered live. All talks and the stream will be made public as a Christmas present to you all if you cannot afford this donation.