ECM Forum Online 2021: Presenting and networking online

16 March 2021

ECM Forum LinkedIn group

Man taking a photo of a poster

The Early Career Microbiologist Forum will host a LinkedIn event dedicated to supporting ECM Forum members who plan to present their work during online conferences and events.

This event will provide an opportunity for Forum members to gain tips and ask questions on how to present effectively without face-to-face interactions. The event will also create a space to interact with others and practice your virtual networking skills.

Organising committee:

  • Alison Macfadyen, University of Glasgow, UK
  • Andrew Bosworth, Public Health England, UK
  • Conor Feehily, Teagasc Food Research Centre, Ireland
  • Gerard Sheehan, NUI Maynooth, Ireland
  • Winnie Lee, University of Bristol, UK

You can follow us on Twitter @MicrobioSoc using the hashtag #ECMOnline21


The full programme for ECM Forum online will be made available shortly.

Edze Westra, University of Exeter

Making the most of presenting at virtual conferences

-Tips from the expert: Giving a talk and preparing a poster


Making the most of presenting at virtual conferences cont.

-Stand out from the crowd and practice for success


Networking in the virtual era


Zoom networking

How to take part

The ECM Forum LinkedIn group enables early career Microbiology Society members to expand their professional networks and hear about current opportunities and advice.

All ECM Forum members are invited to request to join the ECM LinkedIn group to take part in ECM Forum Online.

If you’re not yet part of the ECM Forum please visit the ‘How do I sign up and join the ECM Forum?’ page.

During the event

Asking questions and offering comments is strongly encouraged. All delegates are welcome to interact with a post by clicking on the ‘Comment’ icon to ask your question or start a discussion.

Finally, why not expand your personal LinkedIn network by adding other ECM Forum delegates?