National Postdoc Conference - networking and engagement - brought to you by The Academy at the University of Liverpool

Joining in

Even though NPDC21 was an online conference, we provided plenty of chances to engage with fellow postdocs. A series of activities were planned for participants to meet and make connections with postdocs from across the UK. From 5 August to 20 September, informal pre-conference networking opportunities were hosted online. A virtual poster exhibition also took place on Twitter. 

NPDC21 connections board

An NPDC21 connections board was made available to all registered participants to add their name, role, contact details and a short message to make some new connections. It was a great way to find out more about those attending the conference, and an opportunity to connect with and make friends with colleagues from across the UK.

Visit the pre-NPDC networking events information and the poster competition area


If you would like any of the information included in this area in a different format to aid accessibility please email In order to include and cater to as many participants as possible during NPDC21, both the Keynote and Panel Discussion on Collaborative Research Practices will have speech to text live captioning. All other recorded sessions will include auto captions. Please visit our Supporting and Prioritising Accessibility and Inclusivity page for more information.