Six times a year across the globe, these invited ’masters’ come together to be part of a Practice Research Symposium (PRS). In this they engage in a long weekend of discourse. Each candidate’s presentation at the PRS paces their research and allows public consideration of the nature of the mastery that their peers have recognised in their work. The research embedded in their practice is interrogated within a group of their peers and challenged by critics that they respect. The PRS weekend also includes lectures, discussion panels, social events and the chance to observe research completion events and their exhibitions.