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WoCaNet Symposium 2017, 12-13 October 2017


The registration for the next WoCaNet symposium on 12-13 October 2017 is open now! Again, it has a great lineup of female speakers with divers career paths, a career fair, excellent networking opportunities and three workshops prior to the symposium.

You can register until 8 September 2017 here.

See below for the call of the organizers

Dear PhD students and postdocs,

After the success of the last symposia, it is our pleasure to invite you to the upcoming 5th Women’s Careers and Networks Symposium on Thursday and Friday, 12 and 13 October 2017 at the MPI-bpc. Organized by PhD students and postdocs from Georg-August University, the Max Planck Institutes, the DPZ (Leibniz Institute German Primate Center) and the European Neuroscience Institute in Göttingen, the symposium aims to attract young scientists with inspiring lectures, plenary discussions and a career fair where young researchers can explore different career options and establish important contacts to promote their career path.

With this symposium, we primarily want to address female scientists, but men are also welcome to join the discussions and learn about different career pathways.

We invite you to register at

 Registration deadline for the symposium and the networking dinner is 8 September 2017. The registration fee is 10 Euro for the symposium and covers lunch and coffee breaks. The combined registration fee for the symposium and the networking dinner is 30 Euro. The fee for one of the three workshops is 10 Euro.

Be the change!

The meeting’s goal is to bring together female PhD students and postdocs to meet successful women of varied professional backgrounds to exchange experiences and to discuss diverse career options. Presentations will be followed by interactive discussions with the participants. For more information on the program and the speakers, please visit:

In addition, the conference offers participants many opportunities to exchange their ideas and opinions, for instance during workshops and during a plenary discussion inspired by the book Lean In – Women, Work, and the Will to Lead by Sheryl Sandberg, the COO of Facebook.

Excellent networking opportunities

During the symposium, a Career Fair in the MPIbpc’s foyer will provide information on support for women in science and career opportunities in academia and industry.

The interactive concept of the symposium includes an exclusive Networking Dinner as an exceptional networking platform where the speakers meet a limited number of participants. Candidates interested in attending the dinner are asked to register and send a personal career profile and a picture to

We are looking forward to welcoming you to this outstanding event!

With best regards,

The Women’s Careers and Networks 2017 organizing team


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