SMITHY OF IDEAS
Smithy of Ideas is a camp-conference, which is organized by Lithuanian Society of Young Researchers (LJMS) since 2004 and already gains an interest of the researchers from all over the world.
The main goal of this camp-conference is to boost interdisciplinary connections between different researchers, experts and young scientists.
Participants share their scientific experience, explain main problems of their research area, discuss about possibilities how to solve that problems and talk about future perspectives in an informal setting.The program of Smithy of Ideas usually includes not only scientific presentations of the participants but also different free-time activities, like games, discussions beside the bonfire, walking trips in local neighborhood, excursions to museums and architectural heritages. Trainings, which could be useful for young researchers, are also organized. The lectors of such trainings are typically delegates from any of business or scientific fields.
Starting from 2017, Smithy of Ideas became an international camp-conference, when it was organized together with Association of Latvian Young Scientists (ALYS) at the University of Applied Sciences in Valmiera (Latvia). Smithy of Ideas 2018 was held in Plungė (Lithuania), where LJMS continued collaboration with ALYS (Smithy of Ideas 2018 got financial support from the Research Council of Lithuania).
Upcoming Smithy of Ideas 2019 becomes an international conference; however a format of the camp remains the same. We are waiting for the participants from all over the world! Each participant will get a certificate of the participation and a book of the abstracts with ISSN number in e-format. Detailed information about Smithy of Ideas 2019 see below.
MOMENTS FROM SMITHY OF IDEAS 2006 - 2018
SMITHY OF IDEAS 2019
If you have any questions, Salomeja Vanagiene and Edita Voitechovic will provide for you all needed information about upcoming event by e-mail: or by phone: +370 62 360 283 (Salomeja)
Abstract and Registration
You have an opportunity to apply for Poster or Oral Presentation. Abstracts for Oral and Poster Presentations must be submitted in advance in the format described below to confirm to the Conference Book of Abstracts.
Authors of submitted abstracts, which will be accepted by the Conference Committee, will be required to register for the Conference and pay the appropriate registration fee.
Please, be sure that the abstract and the presentation of your work are understandable for the representatives of other fields of science. We encourage sharing experience of the challenges and problems arisen while working with the scientific research, both solved and unsolved.
Abstracts should be submitted electronically by e-mail with a mark – oral or poster presentation.
PLEASE SPELL CHECK YOUR ABSTRACT
Abstracts should be in Microsoft Word (or Open Office) format (NOT in pdf) A4 size, using Calibri font. Text of the abstract should be limited to 250 words (including references (if used), additional information (if used) and acknowledgements (if used). Diagrams and illustrations should not be included.
14 pt Bold - Capital and lower case for each word, except “the”, “and” etc.
12 pt - Presenting author Bold; other authors Regular
11pt Regular, Capitals and lower case for each word. Use vertical stroke “|” as separator not commas
Address (only presenting author):
11pt Regular, Capitals and lower case for each word; e-mail address should be included as well
Multiple author and affiliations:
Use superscript “1”, “2” etc to designate affiliation for each author, include in “()” city and country of the institution
11 pt Regular
10 pt Regular; limited to five; use “1”, “2” etc for each reference
Additional information and/or Acknowledgements:
10 pt Italic
You can use the template in .docx format:
Beside the abstract of the presentation we are kindly asking each of the accepted participants to provide short biography (limited to 150 words) (in separate word or open office format) and the portrait photo (in any of image format: .jpg, .png, .tiff, .raw, .psd and etc.). Such additional information will help other participants to remember you and to have the opportunity to contact you in the future.
Registration will be opened immediately after your participation at Smithy of Ideas 2019 will be approved.
Registration fee is 110 Eur for a participant.
The registration fee includes:
Workshops and other camp activities
Access to all abstracts and Conference materials
Access to oral and poster sessions
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner and refreshments
Welcome party and free time activities at the farmstead during all the conference
Accommodation at the farmstead for two nights and three days (during conference time)
Please be aware that your registration fee does not include the travel expenses to the venue, travel insurance, expenses of the accompanying person and etc.
If you will attend at the conference with the companion(s), you will need to cover all additional cost for him/her/their accommodation, food, drink, free time activities and etc. Please, after acceptance of your participation at Smithy of Ideas 2019, notify us immediately about your decision to come with the companion(s). We will organize your stay during conference in all our best. If you will not notify us about companion(s) during your registration at the conference, we will have no possibility to manage him/her/their stay.
All the information regarding logistics to the event place from the airport and/or train station will be provided to the registered participants.
So do not worry, You will not lost somewhere in Lithuania! Just let us know!
Payment for the conference registration can only be made by the bank transfer. All the details for payment will be sent to the participants.
Erasmus+ teaching and training mobility agreement for funds are available. For further details please contact vice-dean for strategic partnership Milena Medineckiene by mail
Substitutions may be done at any time but please inform organising committee of the change by the e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you find it necessary to cancel the registration completely, please notify organising committee by the same e-mail: immediately.
If the provided written notice is received by 15th September 2019, a 90 % of the money will be refunded (10% will be kept as an administration charge). If the provided written notice will be received by the 24th September 2019, a 50% of the money will be refunded.
After 25th of September 2019 no charges can be refunded.
Venue and Accommodation
Venue place: Tourist Farmstead Gaja (sodybagaja.lt) Pabariukų k., Tytuvėnų apyl. sen., Kelmės r. sav., Lithuania. A single or double bed will be available for each participant in the 3-6 bed dormitory room including a bathroom for each room. After the registration we will contact each participant and will organize the accommodation.
Photo of the Tourist Farmsted Gaja from atostogoskaime.lt