Symposium is an academic event, where the participants - representatives of academic or scientific world, present their achievements or reflections on a particular subject. The symposium can be easily described as a small conference or an academic gathering of experts to debate over new developments and discoveries in the field. National or international symposiums are always in the center of attention of academia and scientists.
Attending symposiums is critical for academics and scientists for three main reasons. First, it is vital to be updated on latest developments of the scientific field: in this type of events experts usually gather to share their findings and recommendations. Second, this is a nice chance to have your own contribution in the scientific discourse and present your own work. And third, this is an excellent chance to meet colleagues and to socialize out of laboratories and classrooms. So think of two major benefits, when attending symposiums: participation in academic discourse and building relations with other participants. Networking will also be helpful in academic career development.
As a formal event a symposium commences with a keynote opening talk, then flows into panel presentations and discussions, followed by coffee and lunch breaks. Usually abstracts of symposium research papers are published in a small collection before the event and distributed to participants. The proceedings of the symposium may later be published by one of renowned academic publishers and sold in bookstores and online.
Symposiums are organized through active engagement of government bodies, research centers, NGOs and Universities. Many scientists and famous academics of the field are invited to talk at the symposiums and receive small or big honorarium for their presence. Students and professors may get financial aid and travel grants to participate in symposiums from available academic foundations or symposium organizers. There are hundreds of fully funded conferences and symposiums across many academic disciplines and it is always possible to find an appropriate one for each interested individual.
ARMACAD possesses a well substantiated and organized symposium database, which is a compilation of upcoming symposiums abroad, devoted to various academic and scientific topics. Check our website conference directory to follow recognized fully funded academic events and use our valuable resources.