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BVI delivers first online Vision Researchers Colloquium

Vision Researchers Colloquium community

2020 Vision Researchers Colloquium attendees

Vision Researchers Colloquium attendees

3 July 2020

On Thursday 2 July, BVI hosted its first online Vision Researchers Colloquium, welcoming attendees from across the globe, and of course from GW4 universities.

Over 100 people joined us for a full day of vision research talks, given by early years researchers from the GW4 universities – University of Bristol, University of Bath, Cardiff University and University of Exeter.

Speakers and Chairs came from across the disciplines and universities, from Psychological Science to Biological and Computer Science, and delivered a diverse range of vision related talks. Attendees were then able to interact with the speakers in smaller sessions, and ask any burning questions directly, using both Zoom and Slack platforms.

Special thanks must go to our keynote speaker, Professor David Perrett from St Andrew’s University, for delivering such an interesting and thought-provoking presentation entitled ‘Face and Body Perception’.

Whilst we missed visiting Cardiff University (who were to be this year's host), as well as seeing friends and colleagues face-to-face, being able to connect with attendees from India, the USA, Japan, Holland, Spain, Belgium, Hong Kong, and elsewhere in the UK was a great experience, making the event a truly global affair.

This was our first online conference, but we are sure it won’t be our last!

Our BVI Seminars will return in the autumn, so keep your eye on the BVI website.

Thank you to everyone who came along and supported, attended and interacted with us at this event.

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