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ECR Net Zero Conference 2024

This two-day conference, hosted by C-DICE, GGR-D (CO2RE), EDI+, EDRC, ERA, Hi-ACT, IDRIC, Ignite Network+, Supergen Bioenergy Hub, Sustain, UKCCSRC, UKERC and UK HY-RES will bring together early career researchers (ECRs) from across the net zero community. It will include a mix of keynote speakers, parallel sessions (skills based and topic based) and a networking dinner.

The conference aims to provide an opportunity for key research organisations and ECRs to meet and network with peers from different research communities within the wider net zero research community, and build a collaborative, multidisciplinary community.

New to this year’s conference is the opportunity to present your work in our poster reception to stimulate discussion and find potential collaborative research pathways with fellow ECRs.

After the success of our inaugural conference, the next ECR Net Zero conference will take place at the BCEC in Birmingham. There is also an option to attend virtually. The event will not be fully hybrid, however, and only sessions taking place in the main room will be streamed.

Registration details will be shared with the host organisations for the purpose of organising this conference. Details will be deleted within six months of the event.

Please ensure you only select the in person ticket if you are attending in person so that we can ensure accurate catering provision is provided and limit the potential food waste (please do not select both in person and virtual tickets).

Catering will be 50/50 vegetarian/vegan.

ECR Definition:

  • PhD students studying a net zero related topic
  • PDRA who has not been a PI on a grant >£100k (including researchers on precarious (fixed term or project funded) contracts)
  • Please contact the organising team (info@ukccsrc.ac.uk) if you consider yourself an ECR but do not fit into the criteria outlined above


Tuesday 27th February

10:00 – 11:00 – Registration and coffee

11:00 – 11:30 – Welcome and keynote

11:30 -12:30 – An overview of the net zero research landscape

12:30 -13:30 – Lunch

13:30 -15:00 – Plenary Session: EDI

15:00-15:30 – Coffee break

15:30-17:00 – Parallel Sessions: Public engagement for Net Zero – Research into practice; Multidisciplinary Net Zero research UK; How to write a narrative CV workshop

17:00-19:00 – Poster reception

19:00-22:00 – Conference dinner

Wednesday 28th February

9:00-9:30 – Arrivals and coffee

9:30-11:00 – Parallel Sessions: Business Speed Networking workshop; Cost of net zero transition; Reaching net zero in the built environment

11:00-11:30 – Break

11:30-12:30 – Plenary session: Net zero: A global ambition.

12:30-13:00 – Keynote, poster awards and closing remarks

13:00-14:30 – Networking lunch and departures

For further agenda details and more information regarding speakers, visit: https://ukccsrc.ac.uk/ecr-net-zero-conference-birmingham-27-28-february-2024/

Cancellation clause: Please note if you register for this event and do not attend, or give at least 48 hours notice to the organising team that you are unable to attend, you will be invoiced £150 for the cost of your place.

For any enquiries, please contact info@idric.org

Event details

Event date:
February 27, 2024

Event time:
10:00 am


Tuesday 27th February, 10:00-22:00

Wednesday 28th February, 09:00-14:30


The Birmingham Conference & Events Centre

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