Event details

Location: Heidelberg
Dates: 12 | 13 | 14 November 2024

BioNT Community Event & CarpentryConnect-Heidelberg 2024

Photo courtesy of Mario Antonioletti

The Bio Network for Training, BioNT consortium with all its international partners will host the second European CarpentryConnect event from November 12 to 14, 2024. This event will be happening alongside the BioNT community event, creating a great opportunity for collaboration and networking. It will be held at EMBL - Heidelberg in Germany

The conference programme will have a range of keynotes, breakout discussion sessions, training workshops, lightning talks and poster sessions on the following non-exhaustive topics:

  • Widening career perspectives through training
  • Bridging sectors and fostering collaborations through skill-up training
  • Exploring the advantages and disadvantages of different formats with different training audiences, possibly comparing ‘The Carpentries’ with different formats
  • Empowering local and global training communities, considering their geographical distribution, as well as their distribution across topics and sectors
  • Expanding beyond the boundaries of one’s community and engaging others
  • Sharing helpful tools for teaching and examples of using them in a workshop
  • Training on a range of practical skills
  • Running an effective online workshop/teaching effectively online
  • Developing novel or existing lesson/curricula, both Carpentries-style and from other training communities

Why Attend?

  • Read a blog post on what to expect and why you should attend the conference
  • Read a blog post announcing the Call for proposal

Key Dates

  • Call for proposals opens: 20 February 2024
  • Call for proposals closes: 19 April 2024
  • Notification of acceptance: 17 May 2024
  • Registrations open: 17 June 2024
  • Conference: 12-14 November 2024

Confirmed Keynote Speakers

  • Radhika S Khetani (Sweden): Director of Data Science Learning (AstraZeneca)
  • Yanina Bellini Saibene(Argentina): Community Manager (rOpenSci), Co-Founder MetaDocencia, Co-founder and Chair LatinR, R-Ladies Leadership Team
  • Malvika Sharan (United Kingdom): Senior Researcher (The Alan Turing Institute), Co-Founder & Co-Director of OLS (formerly Open Life Science)


Full programme will be available soon.

Organising committee

The members of the organising committee (in alphabetical order):

  • Renato Alves
  • Silvia Di Giorgio
  • Anne Fouilloux
  • Barbara Göetz
  • Toby Hodges
  • Claudia Kapp
  • Rabea Müller
  • Teresa Müller
  • Lisanna Paladin
  • Isabela Paredes Cisneros
  • Giacomo Peru
  • Till Sauerwein

Contact & Communications

For enquiries about any aspect of the conference, please get in touch with programme-biont@embl.de.