2019 Annual Conference 12-14 June 2019

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The 2019 PraxisAuril conference will take place at the Harrogate Convention Centre on 12th-14th June 2019


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The KE Awards | Member-led Breakout Sessions | Sponsorship | Conference scholarships|  Discounted Accomodation




2019 Conference Aims

For our 2018 Autumn Conference in Liverpool, we introduced new member-led breakout sessions. They proved so successful that we will be adopting the same format for our 2019 Annual Conference. The conference will incorporate a wide variety of topics representing the diversity of our community and promises to be our biggest and most connected event ever. Conference aims include:

Promoting UK capabilities in international collaboration

Promoting professional development in knowledge exchange

Engaging industry in PraxisAuril and member activities

Connecting KE professionals together to build networks



Conference Programme Committee

A volunteer Committee will work with the PraxisAuril team to develop the conference programme; we are delighted to announce Amanda Selvaratnam as Chair of the Conference Programme Committee for the event!

Amanda Selvaratnam, Director of Enterprise Services, University of York
Following a scientific career in research and industry, Amanda moved into business intelligence with GlaxoSmithKline prior to joining the University of York in 1999. Amanda is responsible for the engagement of the University with business with a special focus on the development and delivery of professional development and executive education courses.;

Amanda is also the Founder and Director of the Training Gateway, an organisation that supports UK training and education organisations to win training and education contracts and develop partnerships overseas.



The Knowledge Exchange Awards

We are very pleased to announce that we will be relaunching the Impact Awards at the Conference with a new look and feel - the Knowledge Exchange awards will open for entries in March 2019, keep a look out for more details!  Get a little flavour of the awards, by seeing the 2016 Impact Awards.


Member-led Breakout Sessions

Building on the success of the 2018 Autumn Conference in Liverpool, the breakout sessions of the 2019 Conference will have much of its content generated by our members.   A call for sessions will be sent out to members in the New Year.

Core conference themes will also be confirmed in the New Year.


Sponsorship Opportunities

We will be welcoming sponsors to get involved with our 2019 Conference.

Sponsorship opportunties include:

Supporting Organisation
Knowledge Exchange Awards Sponsor
Gala Dinner Sponsor
Gala Dinner Drinks Reception Sponsor
Welcome Reception Sponsor
Conference App Sponsor
Exhibitor Package

To register early interest, please email info@praxisauril.org.uk


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Conference scholarships

We are delighted to announce Inteum is offering a $2,000 scholarship to attend our 2019 Conference in Harrogate, UK. This is a fantastic opportunity for a first-time attendee to learn, connect and collaborate with other KE professionals both nationally and internationally.

Applicants must be:

First-time PraxisAuril conference attendees

Employed full time by a PraxisAuril member organisation

The scholarship provides*;

Core conference registration fee only, NOT add-ons;

Round-trip travel to the conference; and,


Up to a maximum value of $2,000 USD total per recipient. 


For more information, visit the Inteum website

Download the Scholarship Application here



Inteum has been supporting technology transfer professionals in the early stages of their career, for over 13 years.  In 2005, Inteum CEO, Rob Sloman began the tradition of offering scholarships, inspired by the principle of “paying it forward”. The professional associations comprised of members from all over the world have provided a meeting place for Inteum and customers.  Inteum supports new members of these global associations directly. Many scholarship recipients have gone on to develop exciting careers in technology transfer.





We are pleased to be able to offer conference attendees discounted rates with four great hotels in Harrogate. Please book early to avoid disappointment. Unsold rooms will be released by 15th April:

The Majestic - Samuel Rhodes  - 01423 700300 - reservations@majestichotelharrogate.co.uk
B&B rate - double room £110 (incl VAT) - Quote PraxisAuril at time of booking

St George - Kelly Kennedy - 0344 412 9013 - reservations@coastandcountryhotels.com
B&B rate - single room £79 (inc VAT) double room £110 (incl VAT) - Quote PraxisAuril at time of booking

The Old Swan - Eva Vaszindak - 01432 500055 - oldswan@classiclodges.co.uk
B&B rate - double room £109 (incl VAT) - Quote PraxisAuril at time of booking

Crowne Plaza - Danielle Gerdes - 01423 849988 - cpharoogate@valoreurope.com
B&B rate - double room £119 (incl VAT) - Quote PraxisAuril at time of booking

Other charges, including car parking, may apply. Please check with the hotel on booking.