FONTE is participating in the Photonic Wave Transition track of the WaveComplexity International Networking Event (WINE 2021) 1-2 Jul 2021 online and from NICE, France.

Networking is a core component of scientific research. However, the current COVID pandemic greately impacts networking and in particular it strongly hinders the construction of new professional networks around early career researchers.

While in the new COVID reality online conferences have taken the place of ‘traditional’ conferences and still allow for rapid and efficient dissemination of new knowledge, nevertheess, this new all-online format only moderately enables actual exchange and direct interaction. WINE aims to address this issue: an online event explicitely oriented towards direct interaction between early stage/early career researchers; the event strongly encourages participants’ active involvement and is build around an online poster exhibition and plenary talk, with space for direct meetings face-to-face, using the ‘Gather Town’ platform. With over 200 participants, this is the perfect event for FONTE ESRs to build and expand the professional networks.