Conference & Events Committee

Conference & Events Committee

The role of the Conference Committee is to:

  • Ensure that the Annual Conference and programme of in-year events operate to the highest academic standards
  • Ensure that the Annual Conference and programme of in-year events develop in line with BERA’s strategic objectives
  • Oversee, approve and monitor the academic quality across BERA’s events, with a particular focus on the Annual Conference
  • Ensuring the appropriate mechanisms to deliver high academic standards for BERA’s Annual Conference and events are in place
  • Ensuring that BERA’s Annual Conference represents the diversity of interests of BERA members, including all four nations and under-represented groups, and aligns with BERA strategic priorities.
  • Overseeing the academic programme for BERA’s Annual Conference, including reviewing the academic quality, reach and diversity of keynote speakers
  • Manage the processes by which BERA sends representatives to other international conferences
  • Manage the process by which bursaries for BERA’s conference and other events are allocated, keeping the range of such bursaries under review
  • Oversee BERA’s in-year events programme and monitoring its effectiveness in terms of quality, impact, reach and academic range
  • Review how BERA events including the Conference delivers upon BERA’s strategic priorities
  • Liaise with BERA’s Special Interest Groups about their role in the Annual Conference and in planning other in-year events
  • Ensure processes are transparent including open invitation to members to serve on the committee

If you would be interested in joining this Committee please contact secretariat@bera.ac.uk