Marie Curie Actions Conference 2012

The Convention Centre Dublin
10th – 11th July 2012


Dear Marie Curie Actions Fellow,


Welcome to the Marie Curie Actions Conference ESOF 2012!


As this has become the tradition since ESOF 2008, we will be very pleased if you would join us for the Marie Curie Actions side event ahead of the main ESOF Conference.


In the Marie Curie Actions tradition, we have prepared a programme that is instructive and interactive. We will indeed, encourage you to play an active role and share your knowledge with the other participants whilst giving you a sense of belonging to the Marie Curie Actions Community.


And because we know that you are also concerned about future perspectives, we will provide you with some insights on the future Marie Curie Actions under Horizon 2020.


A Research Executive Agency team will also be at your disposal to answer any questions you may have on your grant agreement.


On the second day we will make a digital poster session followed by a network session. In order to select the best posters from each category we will ask you to upload your digital poster one month before the conference.


Finally, in our last session, participants will be invited randomly* and will present their project in 3 minutes in a way understandable to all regardless of scientific background. So be prepared!


Please note after the Marie Curie Actions Conference ESOF 2012 may be eligible for reimbursement under your Marie Curie Actions Fellowship.


See you in Dublin in July 2012!


Alessandra Luchetti

Head of Unit of Marie Curie Actions,

Directorate General for Education and Culture, European Commission


You may of course decline


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Marie Curie Actions Conference Registration and Fees
Marie Curie Actions Conference Dinner at The Royal
Dublin Society
Maldron Hotel Cardiff Lane
Accommodation Preferential Rates for
Marie Curie Actions Conference
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Visiting Dublin Useful Info / Tours / Venue
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Contact the Organisers Marie Curie Actions
Conference 2012
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    Marie Curie Actions Conference

    Registration Fee includes:
    Admittance to Marie Curie Actions Conference Sessions & Poster Sessions;
    Marie Curie Actions Conference Refreshment Breaks;
    Marie Curie Actions Conference Dinner;
    Admittance to the ESOF Opening & Closing Ceremonies;
    Admittance to ESOF Conference Sessions & Exhibition;
    ESOF Conference Materials;


    Marie Curie Actions Conference & ESOF Registration

    [Click here to Register]

    Marie Curie & ESOF Registration
    Early Bird
    Before April 2nd 2012
    After April 2nd 2012
    if paying by wire transfer/bank draft€320€340
    if paying by credit card.€330€350

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    Marie Curie Actions Conference


    Marie Curie Actions Conference: Tuesday 10th July 2012
    09h00-09h30WelcomeKeynote speakers:
    High Commission official to deliver a speech (tbc)
    Professor Patrick Cunningham, ESOF 2012 Champion
    Plenary Room
    Wicklow Hall 2
    09h30-10h00The added value of researchers in European EconomyKeynote speaker:
    Martin Hynes, CEO European Science Foundation
    Plenary Room
    Wicklow Hall 2
    10h00-10h30Coffe breakHall
    10h30-11h45Session on Innovatio, including "Social" innovationMarie Curie Projects
    Plenary Room
    Wicklow Hall 2
    11h45-13h00Science JournalismSpeakers:
    Pallab Ghosh, BBC Science Correspondent
    Veronique Morin, independent Science Journalist
    James Gillies, CERN Spokesman

    Plenary Room
    Wicklow Hall 2
    14h30-15h30Workshop: European Patent OfficeSpeaker:
    Noël Campling, Director, European Patent Academy, Germany
    Plenary Room
    Wicklow Hall 2
    15h30-17h30 (coffee break at 16h15-16h45)Parallel Sessions – Workshops on Communication and Outreach
    Session 1
    Writing a press release/Get your name in the newspapers
    Luis García Domínguez, REA communication officer
    James Gillies, CERN Spokesman
    Wicklow Meeting Room 2
    Session 2
    Exploiting social media as a researcher to promote your work and broaden your network
    Representative from Google (tbc)
    Veronique Sordet, People Network+
    Anna Llanes Pallas, Member of SUPERIOR project
    Wicklow Meeting Room 1
    Session 3 Tips to draft outstanding applications to EU callsSpeakers:
    Sean Mc Carthy, Hyperion
    Louise Byrne, REA project officer
    Plenary Room
    Wicklow Hall 2
    Session 4
    Speaking confidently to a non-scientific audience
    Yi Ling Hwong, MCA Fellow, CERN
    Tim Conrad NANOPOLY project
    Wicklow Meeting Room 3
    17h30-19h30Free time to go to the RDS venue (Fellows to travel alone)
    19h30- 22h30Buffet Dinner at RDSDinner
    Marie Curie Actions Conference: Wednesday 11th July 2012
    9h00 – 10h45Presentation of the Marie Curie Actions under Horizon 2020Speakers:
    Alessandra Luchetti, Head of Unit Marie Curie Actions, European Commission
    Conor O'Carroll, Irish Universities Associations
    Uwe David, Kowi Member
    Plenary Room
    Wicklow Hall 2
    10h45-11h15Coffee BreakHall
    11h15-12h30Digital poster session and networkingSelection of 20 posters by a panel of experts for each categoryPoster Area
    12h30-14h00Lunch break
    14h00-15h30Are you up to the challenge: Presenting your project in 3 minutesParticipants will have to gather in sub group in the room according to their panel. In each panel, one fellow will be randomly selected (lottery), and will be asked to make a 3 minutes presentation of its research project so that everybody understand what it is about. A science communication expert will provide some advices, and the public will be invited to react.

    Plenary Room
    Wicklow Hall 2
    15h30-16h00Concluding remarksSpeaker:
    Jordi Curell Gotor, Director of Lifelong Learning Programme; Marie Curie Actions, EC
    Plenary Room
    Wicklow Hall 2
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    Marie Curie Actions Conference

    The Marie Curie Actions Conference Dinner will be held on Tuesday 10th July in The Royal Dublin Society

    This beautiful building dates back to 1731 and is an ideal location for the dinner.  Fellows will have the opportunity to sample some of Ireland’s food in a relaxed environment.

    Access from Dublin Convention Center to The Royal Dublin Society (RDS), Merrion Road Entrance, Merrion Road, Ballsbridge, Dublin 4

    By Bus
    The RDS is serviced by bus routes number 4, 7, 5 and 45, which stop outside the Main Hall Entrance to the RDS on the Merrion Road. These bus services can be availed of on Nassau Street outside Trinity College.

    By Local Train
    Dublin DART (Dublin Area Rapid Transport) service also operates from the City Centre to Ballsbridge.  Travel southbound to Lansdowne or Sandymount

    Please see here for further directions


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  • Maldron Hotel Cardiff Lane


    We have negotiated special rates for the Marie Curie Actions Conference and ESOF 2012 with a range of hotels in Dublin close to The Convention Centre.  The accommodation can be booked on your registration form.  The list of accommodation with descriptions, rates and photographs are below.

    AccommodationRatingSingleDouble/TwinThis includes:Distance
    D4 Hotels3***€€99€€99Room Only25 minute walk
    Maldron Hotel Cardiff Lane4****€€145€€160Room Only2 minute walk

    D4 Hotels***

    3 hotels located a stone’s throw from one another all positioned in Dublin’s most prestigious postcode addresses. Located beside Aviva stadium it is only a short away from the coastline, the boutique stores of Grafton Street, the buskers of Temple Bar and the Convention Centre Dublin. Rooms are modern, comfortable and stylish.

    Maldron Hotel Cardiff Lane ****

    The Maldron Hotel Cardiff Lane is located a stone’s throw away from the Convention Centre Dublin. Located on the quays of the River Liffey in the centre of Dublin City it is the perfect location for a hotel break. Delegates can enjoy contemporary, spacious and beautifully appointed rooms. With a bar, restaurant and health and fitness club, the Maldron is a great place to unwind after a conference.


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    Visiting Dublin

    For General Information on Dublin please click here

    For information on the venue please click here

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    Contact the Organisers

    For further information on registration, accommodation and social programme for the Marie Curie Actions Conference 2012 please contact:

    Julia Edkins, Conference Partners Ltd, 11-13, The Hyde Building, The Park, Carrickmines, Dublin18,Ireland.


    Tel: + 353 1 296 8688


    For further information on the Marie Curie Actions conference programme please contact:

    Arya-Marie Ba Trung, European Commission, Communication Officer, EAC.C.3 – People Programme;  Marie Curie Actions, MADO 10/77, 1049 Brussels, Belgium.

    Email :

    Tel : + +32 2 29 55319

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