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.




Assoc. Prof. Dr., Coach (ICF ACC), Gestalt psychotherapist (Lithuania)

“I have participated in Smithy of ideas in 2013 and it was one of the best experiences during my
PhD studies. It was a great chance to get know with other specialties and students from various
fields - physics, biochemistry, psychology, philology, mathematicians, engineering and etc., which
I did not had any more during my studies.

During various workshops and presentations it was a chance to hear and to know more about
various researches, to understand how all we are similar and what common values and hobbies
do we have. Smithy of ideas allowed me to understand and to feel the deeper idea of Lithuania
Young researchers' Association. This association connects not only intelligent, talented people
around the world, but also connects their hearts. With some participants from this event I am
in close relationship till today and I am very happy for this friendship. Over all, I am really thankful
for whole organization and organizers for such lovely possibility to fill my PhD studies with
passion, joy, knowledge and good time. I truly recommend Smithy of Ideas!”



The Head of Lithuanian RDI Liaison Office LINO (Lithuania)

"I remember the excitement of the organising team of the first events! These events strengthened friendships and broadened our horizons."



Postdoc fellow/researcher and lecturer at
University of Latvia, Faculty of Humanities

“As for me - the previous time was exciting!
The place, an event and memories are just



Senior expert at the Laboratory of Food
and Environmental Investigations,
Research Institute of Food Safety, Animal
Health and Environment (Latvia)

“The previous time was unforgettable!”



PhD student of Socio-technical system
engineering, Head of research projects at
Vidzeme University of Applied Sciences,
Scientific assistant at Institute of social,
economic and humanities research (Latvia)

“Smithy of Ideas is an excellent event
where you can meet new researchers and
discuss issues regarding PhD and postdoctoral studies and hot research topics”

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Assist. Prof., Dr. at Vilnius University,
Faculty of Mathematics and Informatics

“This event was held at a beautiful place in
nature and gave me new ideas and cooperation possibilities”



Researcher, Dr. at Center for Physical
Sciences and Technology (Lithuania)

“Smithy of Ideas shares excellent opportunity to look at your own research from other point of view.”


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Organizers: Smithy of Ideas 2019 is organised by Lithuanian Society of Young Researchers in collaboration with the Faculty of Business management at Vilnius Gediminas technical university (VGTU), and partially sponsored by Research Council of Lithuania 

Conference deadlines: Abstract submission deadline: extended until 20 September 2019

   Author notification deadline: extended until 20 September 2019

   Author registration and fee payment deadline:  extended until 20 September 2019

Conference:                  2 - 4 October 2019

Organizing Committee: Edita Voitechovič (Researcher at the Center for Physical Sciences and Technology, Lithuania), Salomėja Vanagienė (Head of the Lithuanian Society of Young Researchers), Milena Medineckiene (vice-dean for strategis partnership at the Faculty of Business management at VGTU)



Abstract and Registration

You have an opportunity to apply for Poster or Oral Presentation. Abstracts should be submitted electronically by e-mail to .


Venue and Accommodation

Conference will be held at the Tourist Farmstead Gaja ( Pabariukų k., Tytuvėnų apyl. sen., Kelmės r. sav., Lithuania.


Programme of camp-conference including speakers, poster presenters and information about workshops is already available! 

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.




Abstract Format


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:

  1. Welcoming Receptions

  2. Workshops and other camp activities

  3. Access to all abstracts and Conference materials

  4. Access to oral and poster sessions

  5. Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner and refreshments 

  6. Welcome party and free time activities at the farmstead during all the conference

  7. 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 methods

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

Cancellation information

Substitutions may be done at any time but please inform organising committee of the change by the e-mail: 

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 ( 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

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