Member’s profile: Laura Johnson
Alzheimer’s Research UK is the UK’s leading dementia research charity. Our vision is a world where people are free from the fear, harm and heartbreak of dementia.
Laura joined Alzheimer’s Research UK in 2017 in the newly created role of Conference Producer, within the Events Team. Alzheimer’s Research UK hold an annual research conference which now attracts more than 500 delegates from across the UK and further afield enabling researchers to share scientific findings and network. As part of the conference a number of additional events are also held, including a banquet dinner, an Early Careers Day, fundraising events and public engagement activities. These additional events are extremely varied from art exhibitions, parliamentary receptions to pub quizzes and interactive science events. The additional events are tailored to the city that the conference is being held in. Laura is responsible for the logistics of both the annual research conference and the additional events (venue finding, sourcing AV and staging, accommodation, catering, registration), whilst her colleagues are responsible for overseeing the scientific content of the conference programme.