Using a conference talk in MC and OC4

Hi everyone,

I was invited to give a tutorial (detailed talk) in a peer reviewed conference with more than 100 attendees. Can I use that as an evidence for Mandatory Criteria and for Optional Criteria 4 (Academic contribution) both?


In general, 1 evidence can be used in multiple criteria. So in your case, if you think it fits MC and OC4 both it should be fine to use for both.

As to whether “tutorial in conference” fits MC / OC4 - do your research or I’ll defer to peers here who have used OC4 in their application.

Thanks for the response.

In the MC guidelines, Tech Nation mentions the following:

  • You have evidence of speaking at high-profile digital technology sector events, or specialist events for your particular field in the digital technology sector, as evidenced by reference letter(s) from leading industry expert(s) describing your work, or as evidenced by news clippings or similar evidence (including event size/attendance estimates where possible).

With this guideline, I believe it is relevant with my tutorial in the conference.

Also, for OC4, the guideline says:

  • Evidence of presentations at a peer-reviewed conference, or evidence of being awarded competitive peer-reviewed research grants.

Again on the basis of the above two, I think a tutorial at a conference satisfies the criteria for both. But would love to hear someone else’s thoughts as well.