Learning Center Application

Learning Center Application

Learning Center Applications are Closed! 

Learning Centers provide participants of the Micronutrient Forum Global Conference with the opportunity to learn and/or interact with others around a specific topic in more depth than is permitted by the common presentation or exhibit formats. The objectives of the proposed Learning Center should go beyond information dissemination, and could include (but are not limited to):

  • skills transfer,
  • capacity development,
  • in-depth discussions around specific topics.

We encourage those interested to be creative on topics and approaches for the Learning Center application.

Key Dates

Learning Center Submission Extended Deadline Monday, 17 April 2023, 23:59 CET
Learning Center Notifications Sent in May 2023

*Note all efforts are made to send notifications by the planned date. Should there be any delays with the selection process, revised date will be posted here.


In general, the Learning Center submission should focus on engaging with a smaller group of participants, with more interaction among participants, than would be expected during a symposium or typical conference presentation. Note that proposals that require little or no participation or interaction are better suited for abstract submission, exhibitions, or sponsored symposiums.

Learning Centers may potentially be in person during, the lunch and poster sessions, or pre-recorded and uploaded in advance of the conference. Space is limited for in-person Learning Center sessions and those accepted will be scheduled after lunch from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. CET on Wednesday or Thursday during the conference. If selected for a recorded Learning Center, the recorded session should be uploaded to the conference platform by September 18, 2023 . Accepted Learning Center Sessions will be included in the conference program both in-person and online sessions.
The Learning Center organizers are responsible for all invitations and arrangements, both for in-person and recorded sessions.

Before you submit your Learning Center application, please prepare the following information:

  • Organizer(s) contact information (name, address, institutional affiliation, email, and telephone number for each)
  • Learning Center title
  • Learning Center topic– select the topic
  • General description and objectives of the Learning Center (1 page) — Summarize the overall theme and specific topics to be presented and discussed, and relevance to the Micronutrient Forum conference themes and audience. The description should include a clear explanation of how it will be interactive and justification of why the learning center modality is appropriate for this theme (as opposed to submitting as a conference abstract or highlighting in an exhibition space and/or a sponsored symposium). Please provide a timeline for the proposed learning center session.
  • All organizers/facilitators will be required to be registered for the conference. Please include the full contact information for all organizers/facilitators involved in the session who are not already listed above (name, address, institutional affiliation, email, and telephone number for each), so they can be included in the conference program.