Registration has now closed. The full programme for all three days can be accessed here.


The Conference will be held over three days at the University of Essex, Colchester campus.

How to get here


For this year’s conference, there are three accommodation options:

Option one: University Accommodation

You can stay in one of the university’s students’ flats. This accommodation is booked via the conference booking form.

Option two: Wivenhoe House Hotel

If you wish to stay in the four-star hotel which is a ten minute walk from the conference venue, please call the hotel and use the booking code: ISER.

Option three:

Book into a local hotel. The town centre is 2.5 miles from the University.

Costs and charges

I am a student or Early Career Researcher*, do I still have to pay?

If you are presenting a poster, workshop or oral presentation, then your conference fee will be waived (you still have to pay for your accommodation, and for the conference dinner). This will be managed online when you register. If you are attending the conference as a delegate (and not presenting), the conference fee still applies.

*An Early Career Researcher is defined as anyone who has completed their PHD within the last six years.

Are there additional food and drink costs?

Morning refreshments, afternoon refreshments and lunch, will be available throughout the three days of the conference, at no extra charge. For evening meals, the drinks reception on Tuesday 21st July from 6pm is included in the conference fee. However, the barbecue and live music on Wednesday 22nd July from 7pm has an additional fee. Food and drink can be purchased in the campus outlets.

Presenter guidance

What are the deadlines for presenters?

All final abstracts need to be emailed to Victoria Nolan by 5pm on Friday 8th May. All presenters for parallel sessions, posters and workshops need to register by 15th May.

I am submitting a final abstract, what else do I need to know?

You need to register by 15th May and follow the guidelines sent to you by email. For any other questions, please contact the Project Manager, Victoria Nolan

I am presenting at a workshop, what else do I need to know?

The convenor of your workshop will be in touch with you individually to arrange the details of your session.

I am providing a poster for the Conference, what else do I need to know?

All of the essential requirements and details can be found in our online guide.

I’m using audio-visual equipment, what do I need to bring?

Please bring your presentation slides (if you are using them) with you in PowerPoint on a USB memory stick. Each presentation session will be supported by a member of the Conference organising team – please hand your memory stick to the support staff in the break preceding your presentation session, and they will load it onto the computer.

Specialist training courses

This year, the team are offering three pre-conference training sessions. For all training events, please see the full list.


If you are presenting and need to cancel, please contact Victoria Nolan as soon as possible, as the programme may need to be adjusted.

If you have registered as a delegate and you are unable to attend, please let Amy Hill at HG3 Events know asap.