May 6 – 10, 2019
Europe/Madrid timezone

Student Events

The Student Affairs Committee (SAC) will be organizing a set of activities during this year’s InterPore meeting in Valencia, Spain. There will be a career event, a fun interactive game brought by our partners from Perspectivity and a social night out in one (or two, three...) lively bar/club somewhere in the city. All these events, sponsored by Interpore and its partners, are free to participants and are excellent opportunities to get to know other students and early career scientists from all over the world. We hope to have excellent participation as during previous years! Scroll down for further information about the events:

Career development event

What should I do after my graduate degree? – is a common question many graduate students have. Academia, Industry, Government agencies etc. are all options after one finished their PhD. What are the pros (and cons) of each career path? What does life post-PhD feel like? This event will present the opportunity to hear from established professionals who have followed very different career paths after their graduate degrees. The focus is not on their particular scientific/industrial achievements, but more on the important choices they made that took them to where they are now and on what inspired/motivated them to make those choices. After a brief presentation by each participant, the audience will have the opportunity to ask questions.

Interactive game: the Climate Challenge

After a successful "Stress Nexus Challenge" during the InterPore 2018 meeting in New Orleans, our partners from Perspectivity have accepted to collaborate this year with the organization of another very engaging challenge called the “Climate Challenge”.

The complicated problem of climate change involves a crucial trade-off between long-term sustainability and short-term economic growth. In today’s complex world, allocation and utilization of Earth’s shared resources is increasingly important. Issues such as limited resources, negotiations at the international level, and conflicts are a central part of decision making for world leaders.

How would you handle the social dynamics of such complex issues? Step into the shoes of those who make key decisions for our planet.

Come play the Climate Challenge! 

The game is restricted to PhD students or early career researchers with a maximum of 3 years since the completion of the PhD. Only a limited number of spots are available, and a confirmation of participation and additional information will be further sent to the participants by email.

Night out in Valencia!

An informal night out is the best way to build new links between researchers and strengthen old links, as shown by previous years. After the InterPore 5K run, we will get together and move to one (or more) of the excellent bars/clubs that Valencia has to offer. It’ll be a nice opportunity for the thirsty runners to freshen up. You are also welcome at the bar even if you don’t participate in the run! For this year, we decided for the Bear Club, close to the finish line of our InterPore 5K run. Down below you can find a map with the route to get to the club starting from the finish line. Additional information will be forward later by email to the participants.

Questions can be addressed to Marcel Moura at

The student events of InterPore 2019 Valencia are sponsored by IFPEN