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Hello again everyone! I am delighted to welcome you to another newsletter and a topic which I know will appeal to all of you because in one way or another we all have to navigate conferences once in a while. And whether that is an exciting prospect with the chance to connect with colleagues or a daunting prospect as you prepare to present for the very first time, this newsletter finds space to reflect, share experiences and top tips so enjoy! Thank you to everyone for their contributions.

Last week saw us hold our planning meeting for our 2024 programme and I am really excited about what we have in store. We are going to dedicate our December newsletter to sharing this plan with you but for now I just wanted to share some committee news. I want to say a huge thanks to all of the (all volunteer) committee for giving up so much of their time to preparing newsletter content, arranging events, and doing everything else in the background that makes this network possible. I also wanted to say a big thank you to Andre Carvalho for his hard work, particularly in contributing to past newsletters and coordinating the events and opportunities section. Andre has had to stand down due to other commitments but we wish him all the best for the future.

I am delighted to say that Veronika Poniscjakova and Baris Celik are going to be co-chairing with me as we look to make space for some more strategic work through partnership and collaboration. They are going to be amazing and are raring to go with our 2024 programme. I am also really pleased to say that Tegan Harrison will be stepping up to be the newsletter Editor so you will be hearing more from her in future editorials too!

Take care,

Hannah West
Co-Chair of the Defence Research Network

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