Round table discussions are an interactive way to bring together conference participants from all stages of their career. For the round table discussions, which are held on Tuesday evening (19:30 -20:30), the following topics and speakers will be available:
i) Science in the time of BREXIT (Peter Düben)
ii) Best practices in reviewing papers (Martin Singh)
iii) Publishing - Where, what and how much? (Brian Mapes, Graham Feingold)
iv) The future of HPC for the weather and climate community (Kevin Reed, David Randall)
v) Workflow and tools for large data sets (Mike Pritchard, Guido Cioni)
vi) Evaluation criteria for new faculty members (Susanne Crewell, Christoph Schär)
vii) Evaluation criteria for proposals (Robert Pincus)
viii) Teaching - burden or benefit? (Allison Wing, Ralf Bennartz)
ix) Alternative conference formats (Alison Sterling, Wiebke Schubotz)
x) Open table (NN)
A short description of the format:
A common round table setup is that 6-10 participants get to interact for 20-30 minutes. One of the participants chairs the table, deciding on a theme which can range from purely scientific content to subjects like career development in science, publication strategies or compatibility of research and family life.
After a typically brief input — the round table is not meant to be another form of lecturing presentation format — the table is open for questions and discussion. The size of the audience allows these to be an “ideal format for networking and in-depth discussion on a particular topic” (American Evaluation Association, 2014). Beyond, the round table format enables discussion on issues of shared concern and gives space to generate ideas for action.