Past few weeks I have been occupied in organising a 3-hours long symposium and I felt that I should share my experience with you all. Collaboration in India is challenging and so I started working on additional research activities. Last year I saw an advertisement by Indian Academy of Neuroscience (IAN-2016) for the symposium call. I decided to organise and so I approached the organisers and they told me to have 4-5 speakers from India or abroad. So the steps I started to follow were as follows:
First step, i worked on a symposium title and abstract.
Second step, i did is that i made a list of potential scientist working in my research domain and I started sending them an invitation.
Third step, after some acceptance from people I send an email. I submitted my proposal to the organisers.
Fourth step, after the acceptance of my proposal I asked all the speakers to provide their abstract to me.
Fifth Step, while attending the symposium I build connections and scientific networks with scientists working in both human and animal studies.
While following these steps I learned that it was not that hard to organise the symposium. It only required a proper planning and direction. I encourage you fellow scientist to look for such opportunities in your respective countries because such activities will be good for collaborations and research experience.
Please let me know what you all think about it?