THE SYMPOSIUM: AN UNMISSABLE SCIENTIFIC EVENT
Today, symposia have become major events in the world of research and innovation. The term, of Greek origin, refers to a meeting of specialists who address a specific topic or theme to exchange knowledge and debate new ideas.
What is a symposium?
A symposium is an event organized around a specific scientific theme, bringing together researchers, academics, experts and sometimes even industrialists. The main aim of this event is to encourage exchanges between participants, stimulate collaboration and accelerate the development of new solutions or discoveries in a given field.
A symposium can cover a wide range of topics:
- Information technology
- Environmental issues
The choice of theme is generally based on current events, technological advances or the specific needs of an industry.
How is a symposium organized?
Symposium : A careful organization
To guarantee the success of a symposium, it’s essential to prepare its organization carefully. This includes selecting a suitable venue (convention center, conference center), communicating about the event (invitations, social networks, dedicated website) and putting together a well-structured program.
Symposium : a rich and varied program
A symposium generally takes place over several days, or even a week. The program is made up of different sessions, which can take the form of:
- Plenary lectures: presentation of the latest research and discoveries by recognized experts in their field.
- Thematic workshops: in-depth discussions between researchers and specialists on a specific topic.
- Poster sessions: visual presentation of research carried out by participants in the form of posters, enabling direct exchange with other delegates.
- Round tables: open debates between experts and the public on topical or controversial subjects.
Symposium also often feature social events, such as coffee breaks, communal meals or gala evenings, to encourage networking and strengthen ties between participants.
How to run a symposium?
To ensure that a symposium runs smoothly, it’s important to have skilled moderators capable of managing all the logistical and relational aspects.
Here are a few tips on how to run a successful symposium:
- Prepare the event in advance: familiarize yourself with the program, speakers and topics.
- Ensure a constant and reassuring presence on stage, by being both discreet and available to answer questions or deal with unforeseen events.
- Encourage audience participation, by encouraging participants to ask questions or give their opinions.
- Facilitate round-table discussions, ensuring a balance between the contributions of each participant.
- Regularly remind participants of the symposium’s main theme and the objectives of each session.
Running a symposium is a delicate exercise, requiring both communication and event management skills. This task can be entrusted to professionals specialized in this field, such as event agencies or independent moderators.
Symposium VS specialist congress on a scientific theme
Specialist congresses are another form of scientific event, bringing together experts on a specific topic to share their knowledge and discuss recent advances in their field. These events are often organized by professional associations or research institutions, and can welcome several hundred or even thousands of participants.
Despite certain similarities with symposia, congresses are generally more focused on presenting work and updating professional knowledge, rather than creating new projects or collaborations.
Mixed congress: combination of symposium and congress
There are also mixed congresses, which combine the scientific and professional aspects of a symposium and a congress. These events enable participants to benefit from both exchanges of expertise and networking, while fostering the development of partnerships between researchers, clinicians and industry.
Back to the CRIP Symposium event
A showcase of technological innovation at the Centre International de Deauville
The central role played by the Centre International de Deauville in the organization of this event and the captivating conferences and workshops on offer.
The CRIP Symposium (Club des Responsables Infrastructures, Technologies et Production IT), an association of IT decision-makers, is a major event in the field of technological innovation, and this year it was held at the Centre International de Deauville. The symposium brings together experts, researchers and industry professionals from all over the world, offering a unique platform for exchanging innovative ideas and exploring the latest trends in emerging technologies. This year’s CRIP was attended by 350 people.
CRIP conferences and workshops
The CRIP Symposium is a crossroads for technological innovation
Each year, it brings together a diverse range of professionals from the technological innovation sector. IT experts, project managers, information systems directors and researchers share their knowledge and experience at this enriching event.
Symposium conferences and workshops cover a wide range of topics, including artificial intelligence, cybersecurity, digital transformation and much more. Guest speakers are recognized opinion leaders in their respective fields, bringing added value to the conference sessions.
The Symposium also offers a unique networking opportunity, enabling participants to meet industry colleagues, forge strategic partnerships and explore new business opportunities. The informal discussions that take place during the event encourage fruitful exchanges and long-term collaborations.
As host of the Symposium, CID stands out for its commitment to excellence and quality
The CID Centre International de Deauville is an emblematic venue of international renown located in the charming coastal town of Deauville, Normandy. With its modern infrastructure and extensive facilities, it offers the ideal setting for large-scale events such as the Symposium. Symposium participants can enjoy the beauty of Deauville, its beaches and its serene atmosphere, adding a unique dimension to their experience.
Conference rooms are equipped with the latest technology, ensuring smooth, captivating presentations. What’s more, conference spaces offer optimum comfort, creating an atmosphere conducive to learning and exchange. The spaces are equipped with the latest technologies, enabling participants to fully benefit from the symposium experience.
- An auditorium seating up to 1,500 people.
- Modular conference rooms for thematic workshops and parallel sessions.
- Space for poster sessions and exhibitions.
- A catering service to provide coffee breaks and meals for participants.
“The infrastructure is exactly what we need. The auditorium can be adapted to the number of participants, thanks to the play of lights and the closing of the upper spaces. Another advantage is that all breaks can be held in the convention center.” Sylvie Roche, CRIP General Manager
The CID also offers comprehensive catering and accommodation services
Symposium participants can enjoy gourmet meals and attentive service, adding a touch of refinement to their stay.
Located not far from Les Hôtels Barrières de Deauville (approx. 20m), the CID offers a range of quality accommodation options, from comfortable rooms to luxurious suites, ensuring a pleasant and relaxing stay for participants.
In addition to its top-quality facilities and services, the Palais des Congrès de Deauville boasts a privileged geographical location, close to the beach, hotels and shops, providing an ideal setting to encourage exchanges and meetings between symposium participants.
Professionalism and attention to detail make CID a preferred choice for events
The dedicated CID team works closely with event organizers to ensure that every detail is taken care of, and that participants enjoy a memorable experience.
“They are an excellent relay and a great support for the organization of the event. They accompany us and advise us in particular on stage management and scenography, while following our guidelines, all the more so as we are not specialized in events”. Sylvie Roche, CRIP General Manager