NJF Conference 2020

What is the future for the next generation researcher?

The aim of this very first NJF Conference is to discuss how we can protect academic freedom from a young researcher perspective and generate recommendations for future directions/guidelines to be published as a scientific paper and debate article. Invited speakers should come from leading positions in academia, industry, lobby organizations and other policy makers, funding bodies and unions.

Tentative location and date 
Stockholm, 7-8 May 2020

The conference is free of charge for active young researchers with a PhD in Sweden. Registration for the conference will open in autumn 2019.

Tentative schedule

Day 1

11.00-11.30         Arrival and registration

11.30-12.30         Interactive lunch with conference sponsors.

12.30-12.45         Welcome and opening words by NJF chair. Moderator introduced.

12.45-14.15         Session 1: What is our future? Invited short presentations and panel debate including young researchers, politicians, industry.

14.15-14.45         Coffee

14.45-16.15         Session 2: What are our hurdles? Invited short presentations and panel debate including young researchers, funding bodies, university leaders, unions.

16.15-16.45         Mingle and hotel check-in

16.45-17.30         Inspiring lecture by invited international speaker.

18.00-21.00         Networking dinner starts with rotating seats for each course.

21.00-                    Bar opens


Day 2

7.30-8.30              Breakfast

8.30-10.00           Session 3: What is an ideal academic environment? Invited short presentations and panel debate including young researchers, private institutes, STRUT-investigator.

10.00-10.30         Coffee

10.30-11.30         Session 4: What are our recommendations? Structured group discussions among participants and recommendations for future directions summarized through online communication channels.

11.30-12.00         Moderator summarizes key points. Final words by NJF chair.

12.00-13.00         Lunch

13.00                    Departure