NeXT Meeting


The 23rd Annual RAPS Meeting (RAPS 2023) will be held at the University of Birmingham on 6th - 8th September 2023.

The annual RAPS meeting aims to bring together early-career academics (within approximately 5 years of appointment), PDRAs and industrialists. We aim for this meeting to offer opportunities to present your work, develop new networks, and provide practical early-career advice from a range of experienced speakers on subjects such as generating funding, mitigating the career-related effects of the coronavirus pandemic, becoming independent, interacting with the media and building a lab.

Overall, the meeting is a great opportunity for early-career researchers to start their network of collaborators.

Programme and Abstract Submission

There will be contributed oral and poster presentations (with sponsored prizes), and we aim to allow the majority of attendees to present their work. There will be presentations from leading industrialists, academics and publishers and various networking opportunities to establish collaborations and discuss the challenges of collaborative working and publishing. 

Confirmed Speakers/Panelists

Payment fees

The registration fee is £200 before 1/08/2023. This covers two nights of accommodation, evening meals on Wednesday and Thursday, and lunch and breakfast on Thursday and Friday. For those who do not need accommodation, the registration fee is £80.

Important dates

Abstract submission deadline: 1/08/2023

Registration deadline: 1/08/2023 11/08/2023