Save the date: ICO National Spring School 2022

We would like to invite all ICO Members to ICO’s 11th national networking event:
the ICO National Spring School, on 17-18 March, 2022, at the University of Twente.


Networking event

The ICO National Spring School (NSS) is our biennial, two-day networking event for all ICO Members: PhDs, staff and postdoc-members.

During the NSS, ICO members can meet, mingle, and learn about the projects of other ICO members, attend workshops and a keynote session. The PhD-candidates get the opportunity to practice their presentation skills in a save environment.

PhD candidate presentations

The focus of the National School is on the ICO PhD-candidates. PhD’s will present their project, either in a Junior Presentation (for 1st and 2nd year candidates) or in a Senior Presentation (3rd or 4th year candidates). The Junior Presentation can be either a Poster Presentation, or a Round Table Session. The Senior Presentation is a Paper Presentation.

ICO staff and postdoc members: Join and help out, as our discussants and chairs

While the PhD-candidates are presenting their work, all attending ICO staff and postdoc-members will have a role either as chair of a session, or as a discussant. Of course, we will try to give all staff and postdocs the opportunity to be present as an auditor at the presentations of the projects they are involved in themselves, either as a promoter or as a supervisor. If you have any special wishes regarding the presentations of your PhD-candidates you want to attend, please let us know, using your registration form.

More information

Check out the NSS-website for more information on

We are looking forward to meeting you all again!

The organisation committee,

Miriam Knoef,
Mara Kirschner,
Caroline Vonk