Workshop: "Optimize your Conference Experience"
Target Audience: Everyone who is interested in imporving their networking skills
Session Format: Interactive seminar
Facilitator: Alaina Levine, an award-winning entrepreneur, STEM career consultant, science journalist, professional speaker and corporate comedian.
Short description: There is value in every conference you attend. Learn how to identify and extract that value. Discover how to get the most out of attending an academic or industry conference, how to behave with speakers and recruiters, how to meet the most important people, and how to identify the most valuable sessions, events, and other experiences at the conference. Conference etiquette (behavior and dress), planning, and follow-up will also be discussed.
Upon completion of this course you will be able to:
- Understand the value of attending a conference strategically
- Learn how to develop a strategic plan for participating in a conference
- Discover hidden opportunities for finding collaborators and networking at conferences
- Attend your next conference with even more confidence!
Everyone is welcome! No registration is required.
About the Speaker
Alaina G. Levine is an award-winning entrepreneur, STEM career consultant, science journalist, professional speaker and corporate comedian. Her first book, Networking for Nerds, was published by Wiley, and was named one of the Top 5 Books of 2015 by Physics Today Magazine. The author of over 400 articles, she recently launched a new career column for ScienceCareers, entitled Your Unicorn Career. She has delivered over 700 speeches for clients in the US, Europe, Mexico, Canada, and Africa, recently authored two online courses for Oxford University Press on career development and entrepreneurship/commercialization, is a consultant, speaker, and writer for the Lindau Nobel Laureate Meetings, and is the event manager for an international conference on phononics. @AlainaGLevine