Warwick Conferences, together with the University of Warwick’s School of Life Sciences, has been successful in its bid to land the 28th International Biology Olympiad (IBO) in July 2017.
The week long competition (23-30 July) is organised by the Royal Society of Biology, and is expected to attract 280 pre-university students from 70 countries who will be tested on their biology knowledge.
The International Biology Olympiad 2017 will see two full days of exams for participants, split into a practical day and a theoretical day. There will also be a number of excursions and activities for both participants and accompanying adults. The Olympiad will be drawn to a close at an Awards Dinner on 29 July in the Panorama Suite, which is situated at the heart of the Conference Park.
Rachael Bartlett, head of sales at Warwick Conferences, said: “We are thrilled to be hosting the 28th International Biology Olympiad 2017 in July next year. Securing the Olympiad is a prime example of how we are able to work alongside the University of Warwick to bring this international event to the UK, capitalising on its expertise in this field. We are proud to be involved in this prestigious event to celebrate young biologists and will ensure the Olympiad is a great success for all those involved.”
The UK will have been a member of the IBO for 20 years next summer and Rachel Lambert-Forsyth, director of education and training at the Royal Society of Biology says her association is “looking forward to working with the University of Warwick, through the School of Life Sciences and Warwick Conferences, to deliver a truly memorable experience”.
Warwick Conferences will, on behalf of the Royal Society of Biology, be responsible for hosting the event, welcoming all participants and volunteers, as well as organising activities for all students and staff.