Northwestern University

Thu 12:00 PM

Developing and Delivering Conference Papers, Panels, & Presentations

When: Thursday, April 4, 2013
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM  

Where: 2122 Sheridan Rd, Graduate Student Commons, Room 250 (2nd floor), 2122 Sheridan Road, Evanston, IL 60201 map it

Audience: Faculty/Staff - Student - Public

Contact: Elizabeth Anne Lenaghan  

Group: Professional Development for Graduate Students and Postdoctoral Fellows

Category: Lectures & Meetings

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 Academic conferences are important channels for researchers to both present and discuss their work. While most graduate students have developed a strong foundation in writing papers, another skill of equal importance for disseminating research findings is giving conference presentations. These conferences and symposiums are often the first opportunity that graduate students have to publicly share their research and to network with leading experts in their field. This workshop provides participants with key strategies to successfully prepare and present their primary research at a conference. The workshop will cover several important considerations for presenting at conferences, including discovering your natural presentation style, pointers for reducing dependency on written prompts, preparing slides, tips for engaging your audience and writing in a conversational manner, and advice for handling the question and answer (Q&A) session after the presentation. Workshop attendees will also receive advice on how to organize and pitch panels for professional conferences with suggestions for contacting potential panelists as well as advice on writing and compiling panelists’ proposals. To register, please visit:

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