The SSERC annual conference is a key date in the calendar for all those involved in STEM education in Scotland which attracts over 100 educational professionals representing:
- Early years practitioners
- Primary school teachers
- Secondary school teachers
- School technicians
- Local Authority representatives
- School suppliers
- Other educational organisations
The conference offers an opportunity to keep up to date with what is happening in SSERC and our partners, but also to listen to a topical keynote address and participate in a range of STEM based practical, hands on experiential workshop sessions.
The 2018 SSERC Annual Conference will take place on Friday 30th November 2018 at the Carnegie Conference Centre in Dunfermline.
Our keynote address will be from Professor Tim Benton. Tim is Dean of strategic research initiatives at the University of Leeds and a distinguished visiting fellow at Chatham House. From 2011-16 he was the ‘champion’ of the UK’s Global Food Security programme which was a multi-agency partnership of the UK’s public bodies (government departments, devolved governments and research councils) with an interest in the challenges around food. The key role of GFS was to undertake systemic analysis and horizon scanning, in order to identify priorities to mitigate the challenges of providing sufficient, sustainable and nutritious diets for all.
He has published over 150 academic papers, most tackling the core themes of agriculture’s environmental impact and more generally how systems respond to environmental change.
He has worked advising industry and policy communities and research funders; worked with UK governments, the EU and G20. He is a frequent contributor to events around the world.
We will shortly be announcing sponsorship and exhibition opportunities for this event.