As part of its mission, Aegean Conferences actively supports and solicits the work of student scientists—including graduate and medical students, as well as postdoctoral and clinical fellows. Events organized through Aegean Conferences are small (typically 80 to 150 attendees), with a heavy emphasis on dialogues over monologues. This approach provides students with valuable opportunities for social interaction and networking with leading scientists from around the world.
Recognizing that costs can be a barrier for student presenters, Aegean Conferences and conference-specific event sponsors work hard to defray part of students’ travel expenses. Based on an established ratio of two Student Travel Awards for every five conference speakers, each Aegean Conference event offers at least eight awards. Some events are able to offer awards to as many as 15 students. Student Travel Awards range in value from €350 to €1,500.