Presentation descriptions and speaker profiles have been included for all confirmed presentations.

DAY 1: Sunday 20 July 2014

12:00 Registration opens

13:00 LUNCH

14:00 Welcome and Introduction, Justin du Toit

Science, technology and Wisdom, Pieter Duvenage, University of the Free State

15:00 Effective research collaboration with a consulting statistician, Robert Schall, University of the Free State

15:30 TEA

16:00 The correct use of statistics in research, Jacques Raubenheimer, University of the Free State

17:00 Plant collection for identification and research, Lize Joubert, University of the Free State

17:30 Photography for academia, Jano Myburgh, Central University of Technology


DAY 2: Monday 21 July 2014

08:00 Welcome and introduction

08:10 Your role in attracting and retaining the next generation of RD&E professionals, John Taylor, Australian Rangeland Society

08:55 People, the environment, and community research, Terry Everson, University of KwaZulu-Natal

09:25 Writing a project proposal – the academic aspect, Adrian Shrader, University of KwaZulu-Natal

09:55 Finding funding for research, Wayne Truter, University of Pretoria

10:25 Networking, management and collaboration in research institutions, Luthando Dziba, CSIR – Natural Resources and Environment

11:00 TEA

11:30 Managing photographs for optimum use, Clement Cupido, Agricultural Research Council

12:00 Chaos to order - managing research data effectively, Justin du Toit, DAFF – Grootfontein ADI

12:30 South African National Standard 10386: The care and use of animals for scientific purposes, Jan Roodt, University of the Free State

13:00 LUNCH

14:00 Presenting effectively with PowerPoint, Terry Olckers, University of KwaZulu-Natal

14:30 11 seconds – presenting posters effectively, Adrian Shrader, University of KwaZulu-Natal

15:00 Reviewing, Tony Palmer, Agricultural Research Council

15:30 TEA

16:00 The public can't speak Science because scientists don't speak English, Amelia Genis, Landbou Weekblad

16:30 Getting it out there – overcoming the publishing obstacle, James Bennett, Coventry University



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