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BERA Conference 2024 and WERA Focal Meeting

8 September 2024 to 12 September 2024University of Manchester

BERA Conference 2024 and WERA Focal Meeting

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It is a great pleasure to welcome delegates from across the United Kingdom and the world to the BERA Annual Conference 2024 with the WERA Focal Meeting. BERA is delighted to be partnering with WERA for this event which will be an excellent way to celebrate BERA’s 50th anniversary and WERA’s 15th anniversary as learned societies. Building on the record-breaking attendance at both BERA and WERA  2023 conferences, we look forward to welcoming even more international delegates and providing a wonderful opportunity for delegates to disseminate research and network with like-minded colleagues from all across the world.

For this unique event, we will gather in the northern city of Manchester. Manchester is known throughout the world for its football clubs, its international cricket ground where we host our gala dinner and its vibrant music scene including in recent years Oasis, the Smiths and the Stone Roses. Manchester has always been a city that has embraced innovation from the Industrial Revolution to more recently being the location where the atom was first split. The famous Rolls Royce car was first manufactured in the city. Manchester is a melting pot of cultures and languages, with over 200 languages spoken, making it a truly diverse and enriching place to explore. That strength in diversity also applies to our community of researchers and ideas that we hope to see presented at the conference.

The people of Manchester pride themselves on their warm welcome to visitors and so we look forward to returning to this vibrant, modern city.

BERA and WERA look forward to welcoming you to our joint conference – whether you are a first-time delegate or have been to several or indeed many over the past 50 years. The BERA-WERA partnership prides ourselves on the conference being both academically rigorous and socially enriching and we look forward to seeing you in Manchester.

                                   Professor Mhairi C Beaton & Professor Rocío García Carrión
Conference and Events Committee Co-Chairs




Key dates

18 March 2024

Authors notified of outcome of submission

1 May 2024

Early bird deadline

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