NIHR Academy Members’ Conference 2020

Research for Everyone

24 November 2020

Virtual event platform

The NIHR Academy Conference will be accessed via an online virtual event platform. This easy to use platform allows you to watch streamed and on-demand content, submit questions, take part in polls and access an exhibitor area.


A popular aspect of our in-person conference is the exhibition area where delegates have the opportunity to speak to a variety of teams including NIHR Academy, other NIHR centres and teams who can provide advice and support.

This year there will be an exhibition area built directly into the conference website and will include a variety of information and resources you can access throughout the event.


We have integrated options for you to network with fellow researchers and Academy staff as we know this is something that our Members value. You will have the opportunity to participate in optional networking and activity sessions and have the opportunity to connect with other delegates. You have the opportunity to register to participate in one of these sessions at the time of registration.


A virtual poster viewing platform will be used as part of the conference. This will give all delegates the opportunity to view NIHR Academy Members’ research, submit questions and comments and watch recorded videos of the researcher.

Details of the platform and how to access it will be shared in delegate information closer to the date of the conference.

Post conference interactive networking activity

Directly after the conference we will be hosting a fun and interactive activity. This will take place over one hour and delegates will work in small groups to complete the activity and challenge so it is a great way to continue to network with fellow participants.

Full details will be shared with delegates who have expressed an interest in taking part.