Social Program

Opportunities for socializing and networking

Welcome Reception

ISER Welcome Reception
Sunday, September 9, 2018
19:00 - 20:30
Belfast City Hall

The Welcome Reception is free of charge for all registered participants.

Finger food and beverages will be provided.

First time at ISER? Attending on your own? Want to find some like-minded attendees to connect with and share the ISER experience? If you answered yes to any one or more of these, then be sure to attend the Welcome Reception where we will be hosting a Meet and Greet: Eye 2 Eye. This fun social event for Young Investigators (not so different to ‘speed’ dating in its execution) will expose you to many new and diverse eye researchers looking to network. It is a great way to connect in a fun and relaxing way, and will no doubt be the start of many new friendships, and who knows maybe even collaborations. Get to know your fellow Young Investigators!

WISER Dinner

WISER Dinner
Monday, September 10, 2018
The Ivory Belfast, House of Fraser, Victoria Square, Belfast
Price: 35 USD

Click here to book your place. The price includes a 3-course menu.

WISER stands for Women of the International Society for Eye Research.

WISER organizes a dinner during each ISER Biennial Meeting where senior investigators attend and sit amongst the YIs and share their experience and advice in all aspects of professional and family life. All Young Investigators, male and female, are encouraged to attend as it represents an opportunity to speak one-on-one with senior scientists who will also attend this function. Attendees will be given ample opportunity and are encouraged to seek advice on all areas in relation to career advancement. This dinner is typically attended by 20-30 attendees and feedback from the YIs have been outstanding as the intimate relaxed setting and small group meant that no one was afraid to ask questions or to share their experience. The venue is a short walk from the Convention Center.

Click here to find out more about WISER.

YI Drinks

YI Drinks
Wednesday, September 12, 2018
The Black Box

All YIs interested in meeting up for drinks at a local pub in Belfast’s Cathedral Quarter can meet for happy hour. This event will not be sponsored by ISER but will be a great opportunity to meet and connect with fellow ISER YIs as well as explore Belfast.

Meet the Experts

Speakers are available after each session to talk about their topic with Young Investigators in the Networking Lounge.

Gala Dinner

ISER Gala Dinner
Tuesday, September 11, 2018
19:30 - 21:30
Titanic Belfast
Ticket price: 110 USD

The ISER Gala Dinner gives attendees a great opportunity to get together with colleagues and new acquaintances and to chat and network during a seated dinner.

Seats are limited! Click here to secure your tickets. Please note that the event is not supported by the industry and is at the participants' own costs.