GPSC 433 Academic Conferences: Paper Presentation Strategies and Tips


Academic conferences provide an excellent opportunity for graduate students to share their research and to hone presentation skills. Learn techniques for how to write your abstract, revise papers for presentation and prepare for your turn at the podium.

Bring to the workshop:
* your questions
* any recent conference calls you are considering
* drafts of your abstracts to review with peers.

Also Available: Workshop: Conference Paper Writing Groups (GPSC434)
TipsSheet: Presenting Papers for Perfectionists
Vahdatikhaki, Faridaddin
Leader Biography:
Farid is currently a PhD candidate at the Department of Building, Civil and Environmental engineering. He is focusing on the application of real-time location systems for construction equipment tracking and automated machine control and guidance.
Learning Objectives:
1-Tips for writing your abstract
2-Revising papers for conference presentations
3-Delivering techniques
This workshop is recorded under the skill domain:
Strategic Communication
Target Skills:
Related skill domains:
Career Building
/A1 Thu, Oct 23 2014 12h00-13h30 SGW H441
/A2 Thu, Nov 21 2013 11h00-12h30 SGW H615
/A1 Thu, Oct 31 2013 13h30-15h30 SGW MB S2.445
Can't make any of the above dates? Let us know your preference and we will work with partners to see if alternative dates can be scheduled.
Does not repeat
Suitable For:
All Streams
Workshop Capacity:
/A1 40
/A2 20
/A1 30
Remaining Spaces:
/A1 36
/A2 16
/A1 21
Non-attendance Fee: $25        
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The following feedback was offered by attendees and includes their degree and program information.
- Master
Most beneficial aspect: Very good tips on how to present.
- Doctoral
Most beneficial aspect: Personal experience of the presenter and discussion in class.
- Doctoral
Most beneficial aspect: Most succinct and clear way to get this information on the complex machine that is conferences/ papers!
Fine_arts - Doctoral
Most beneficial aspect: Appreciated the interactivity and responsiveness to questions.
Arts_and_science - Master
Most beneficial aspect: Articulate and informed presenter.
Doctoral - JM1 - PhD
Most beneficial aspect: The overall subject of the workshop was very beneficial, it is a very important subject for graduate students.
Doctoral - AS1 - Communication Studies
Most beneficial aspect: The instructor for this workshop was great. It felt like everyone had a chance to speak and ask questions. The environment was super friendly, which I think was because of the instructor. And I felt like she had a clear agenda for what we were going to discuss, but she was still very open to people who had questions that veered away from that.
Postdoctoral - AS1 - NA
Most beneficial aspect: Learning about conferences in other disciplines.

Past Offerings

/A1 Thu, Oct 23 2014 12h00-13h30 SGW H441    4/40
/A2 Thu, Nov 21 2013 11h00-12h30 SGW H615    4/20
/A1 Thu, Oct 31 2013 13h30-15h30 SGW MB S2.445    9/30
/B1 Thu, Jan 10 2013 10h00-11h30 SGW MB 15.254    10/35
/A1 Fri, Nov 16 2012 09h30-11h00 SGW MB 2.270    19/50
/A1 Thu, Nov 24 2011 14h30-16h00 SGW H 427    11/25