BMVA September Event

Special Event: BMVA September Event

Manchester, 6th - 8th September 2021

Organisers: Neill Campbell

Registration is open!    Go to Registration    Accommodation Information


We are excited to announce that we will be hosting an in-person meeting in Manchester in September open to all computer vision researchers. After a difficult period of exclusively online events, our hope is that this will serve as a welcome opportunity for researchers from across academia and industry and all levels of seniority to meet to discuss research. The form of this meeting will be a departure from previous events but is perhaps closest in ethos to a multi-day workshop taking the form of a greatly expanded technical meeting as well as inspiration from the recent successes of community focused events such as "unconferences". Our intention is to keep the cost of attending as low as possible and to make sure there are no barriers from the whole computer vision community attending. All participants will receive space for a poster and there will be a variety of additional timetabled sessions. Please see below.


Research Focus: We will encourage all attendees to submit a short 1 page abstract of work they would like to present at the event and all attendees will be given space for a poster. Whilst the abstracts will be checked for topic and relevance, there is no formal peer-review process and there will be no formal proceedings published. There will be no restrictions from the BMVA on dual-submission and attendees are free to choose whether they would like to present previous work (e.g. already published), current work in progress, or just new ideas that they wish to discuss or receive feedback on.

The main focus of the meeting will be the poster sessions from the attendees to provide a forum for all researchers to meet and discuss ideas.

The current proposal also includes the following in the timetable over the three days of the meeting:

We welcome both suggestions for additional items for the timetable and volunteers who would like to be involved in the organisation and running of any aspect of the event.

Please get in contact with suggestions or to volunteer:    Contact the Organisers!


We have combined sponsorship opportunities with the BMVC 2021 virtual conference. Opens include hosting stands at the event and organising activities for attendees. Please get in contact with Martin Fergie for more details.


Registration is Open!

Please read the following before registering using the Eventbrite link below. Places are available on a first-come, first-served basis so please book early! Details about booking accommodation can be found below.

We are really looking forward to the September Event and hope to see you there! As we all know, it has been a very difficult time for organising research events and we really hope that this in-person meeting will be a welcome opportunity for everyone to meet up and discuss research. As the circumstances are unusual, please make sure you read the following:

During the registration process there will be the option to indicate if you would like to bring a poster to the event (abstract details provided shortly) and whether or not you would like to apply to present at the “missing orals” (see above). We are also canvassing demand for demos but we cannot guarantee that we will be able to accommodate this.

Please register using the Eventbrite link below (please scroll within the frame for all options and questions):


The registration does not include accommodation. Rooms can be booked at the Kimpton Clocktower event hotel in Manchester but participants are free to stay wherever. Alternative hotels that are nearby include (with rough price estimates as of June 2021):