What is iDocQ?  The colloquium is aimed at students studying towards PhDs in information science and  other related disciplines.The event is suitable for doctoral students at all stages of their  studies. Attendees will be offered the opportunity to showcase their work to leading  academics, researchers and other doctoral candidates as well as networking  opportunities throughout.

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iDocQ 2018: what can I expect to happen at the event?
As with most doctoral events, we will feed you cakes and provide coffee first thing in the morning. This will be followed, by a creative networking exercise, where you’ll be able to get to know your fellow delegates and learn about their areas of expertise.

iDocq 2018 programme will include a mix of interesting activities. Firstly, there is the key note speech by Professor Brian Detlor, whose work covers digital storytelling with communities in Canada. You can learn more about Brain’s work here.


The keynote lecture will be followed with PechaKucha 20×20 presentations. We will also have a set of workshops running in the afternoon. Here, you’ll be able to update your knowledge on presentation skills and talk to Napier’s Mental Health team about PhD and well-being.  Finally, the day will close with a Q&A session, where you’ll get a chance to anonymously ask questions to our academic experts.


Get involved: PechaKucha 20×20 Competition – abstracts submissions start 10th March

 PechaKucha / 20×20 is a fantastic way to share your work with the public. Having done that in 2016, I can say that sharing your work in 20 slides (and having only 20 seconds for each), is a great way to improve your presentation skills and create a compelling narrative of your PhD journey.


This year, we are providing 10 students with an opportunity to present their 20×20 slides in Edinburgh. All you need to do is send us your 300 words abstract, which will be carefully reviewed by our experts panel – submit your abstract here before 29th April.

Registration: when/where can I get my ticket to the event?

The event is free, but you’ll need to register via EventBrite to reserve your space (registration starts on 10th March). Please make sure to book your tickets promptly as our venue has limited number of seats.

Any questions? Please use our contact form below and we will get back to you as soon as we can.

#iDocq2018 Team