ASTUCON 2017 - Official Announcement

2nd Academic University Student Conference 2017

15-19 November 2017, Larnaca, Cyprus

Venue: Palm Beach Hotel, Larnaca

The Academic University Student Conference is designed to provide a platform for university students to participate in a conference either through presenting their own work, projects, theses, or through attending lectures and workshops, thus promoting a platform for students to share their work/research, connect with other social circles with which they have a shared interest and moreover promoting the cooperation between the students from different universities and countries. 

The conference was organised for the first time as a local event in Cyprus open also to students from Greece. The result was higher than expected with more than 800 participants. The fact that such events are rare in the International arena the organisers decided to develop this conference into an international event, starting with 2017. 

The main organisers of the conference is the European Association of Erasmus Coordinators (EAEC), the European Association of Career Guidance (EACG) and THALES Foundation. 

The conference’s sessions shall consist of different thematic areas, similar to the ones organised in 2016 but new ones may be formed after the submission of abstracts and proposed sessions. More information about the submission of abstracts for sessions and presentations will be available soon. 

The language of the conference will be the English language. However, for some thematic areas, sessions in other European languages may be considered, if proposed. 

ASTUCON 2017 is under the auspices of the Minister of Education and Culture of Cyprus, Mr. Costas Kadis.

Career, Employement & Entrepreneurship

The conference will also host a session for «Career, Employment & Enterpreneurship» where businesses shall have an open platform to inform participants about different opportunities regarding future employment, start-up companies etc. This could be either in the form of a lecture/presentation or in the form of information booths at the conference center. Sessions offered by enterprises and industry will have the name «From theory to practice». 

Student to Business Meetings (S2B)

In 2017 the conference will promote a S2B Meetings where participating and registered companies will be given access to plan meetings and interviews with students for possible internship or employment. This activity will have the character of «Head Hunting». 

PITCH BOOTCAMP

Programme and description

Pitch Bootcamp is a 2-day programme that joins students and recent-graduates with companies. During the first day, students receive training on self-value discovery, market segmentation and value proposition design. On day 2, students put what the have trained into practice by pitching themselves to the companies present. Students will get feedback on how they can improve their value proposition to companies and on how to make an informed decision when it comes to choosing between different career paths. This will ultimately lead to work opportunities and empowering youngsters to making informed decisions about which career paths to pursue.

Goals and target

Pitch Bootcamp has the goal of empowering youngsters by capitalizing their talent into building great, successful careers. It acts on filling the gap that exists between companies and students or recent-graduates, by connecting them in a very particular and unique environment. Pitch BootCamp acts mainly on two levels: life-long empowerment and creating actual work and job opportunities.

The target audience of Pitch Bootcamp are, preferably, youngsters that are finishing their degrees and recent-grads. However, the event is open to anyone who aims to understand more about themselves and their positioning relatively to the market. This is because Pitch Bootcamp is a programme that has its value set on the participants’ experience, always aiming to elevate the intellectual perception of oneself and on how to capitalize that into jump-starting a career. With the training of the first day, participants.

 

Technical Information

You can see registration fees here 

Students/Participants shall receive a pack with accessories and conference programme, a feedback form and flyers from company exhibitors. Accommodation rates at the Palm Beach Hotel and other nearby hotels have been established at reasonable level. Professors and Researchers organising accepted workshops for students will receive a free registrations. 

Conference participants, in addition to University Students, may be pupils from Secondary Education, teachers of Secondary Education and University Professors. 

Conference sponsorship opportunities are available for interested organisations. 

 

For more information, feel free to contact us at +357 22 283600 or by email at info@astucon.eu

Date: 6 June 2017