In light of the rapidly-evolving public health situation connected to the COVID-19 outbreak, the BRISMES Annual Conference (29 June – 1 July 2020) has been postponed until 2021. 

The conference will now take place 28-30 April 2021 at the University of Kent. We are happy to confirm that Professor Pinar Bilgin of Bilkent University and Professor Caroline Rooney of the University of Kent will still be our keynote speakers. 

All accepted abstracts/panels/roundtables will be carried over to the 2021 conference. You do not need to resubmit an abstract.

All bursary applications will be carried over to the 2021 conference. You do not need to re-apply. We would like to thank all our donors for their kind donations which will be carried over to the postponed conference also. However, we will continue to accept donations to the Solidarity Fund in order to provide sufficient financial support for those qualified to attend. We will provide details in due course of how to donate online.

Situation permitting, we plan to open registration at the beginning of December 2020 for Early Bird registrations and close registration for all delegates at the end of January 2021.

BRISMES would like to support any ECRs who would like some means of gaining feedback on their work this year, in lieu of the conference itself. BRISMES is very much here for you all and if you would like us to match you up with a mentor, please email the conference coordinator, Kirsty Bennett (, and we will do what we can to put you in touch with someone who can engage with your work. Please also get in touch if you would like to offer yourself as a mentor. We will get back to you in June with details of mentoring pairings.

The BRISMES student section will be holding their event online. We will announce details in due course. All student BRISMES members are eligible to participate.

Please do continue to keep in touch with the BRISMES community. Feel free to use the Facebook group  and the Twitter page for discussion and resource sharing and to email the conference coordinator with any further thoughts and suggestions.

With warm wishes and solidarity,

The BRISMES Conference Committee