Virtual International Convention for Research Administrators

Starts:  Mar 1, 2022 09:00 (UTC)
Ends:  Mar 3, 2022 17:00 (UTC)

VICRA is a 3-day-long, online live event for early to mid-career research administrators to be held in the waking hours in four continents, from the East Atlantic to the West Pacific shores, covering half the globe.

To allow registrants to attend within their wake hours, the convention will take place from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm in the Coordinated Universal Time Zone. This will make the start time 9:00 am in London and 8:00 pm in Sydney.

We have chosen this schedule to facilitate learning, while participants still can complete daily professional responsibilities. Attendees will have access to recordings of the sessions for six months.

The four goals of VICRA are:

  1. To support and coach early (and mid-) career research administrators in countries that do not feature a national umbrella organization;
  2. To cater for research administrators who normally don’t attend overseas conferences;
  3. To encourage international mentorships; and
  4. To establish a biannual event for existing and new members of the Society for Research Administrators International (SRAI).