Networking Hubs

This hybrid event will allow participants and speakers to join either remotely or in-person. In addition to the IOP building in London, we will have four local networking hubs located in Manchester, Edinburgh, Cardiff and Dublin. The hubs offer a fantastic opportunity to meet with your local colleagues and industry representatives, and interact with the programme in-person while reducing the need for travel.

Talks will be given either remotely or at one of the five locations and the entire linear programme will be broadcasted across the five locations and online to allow for an engaging experience for all participants throughout the week. In addition to the talks, there will be local networking sessions for participants attending at the hubs.

As part of an inclusive effort to reduce our carbon footprint, we ask that all participants and speakers who wish to attend in-person only travel to the hub that is closest to them. International participants and those who do not wish to travel have the option to join remotely.

Please note that each hub is subject to local government guidelines regarding COVID-19 and social distancing. Please check this page periodically for updates.

The links below provide more information on the specific hubs.

Key dates

Registration deadline:

12 November 2021

Late registration deadline (Online only):

18 November 2021

Early career researcher abstract submission deadline:

31 October 2021


Join us

Become an IOP member today; find out more at or by emailing