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  • Advanced Technical Presentation 1: Core Techniques

    Lausanne, 30 March 2015

    Presenting technical information to an audience is one of the hardest tasks any scientist can face — especially given that presenting effectively is not a natural talent for most people. Indeed, many technical presentations utterly fail in their primary objective — to convey a complex idea or argument clearly and convincingly. This class explains — and demonstrates — the key techniques that combine to produce an effective and enjoyable technical presentation. All participants, from master or PhD students to lab heads will benefit from the techniques presented in this course.

    Participants who want to delve deeper into the art and science of presentation skills are encouraged to register separately for the second part of this course, "Advanced technical presentation 2: Design and Delivery", which will take place in Lausanne the next day (Tuesday 31 March).

    These classes are taught by Damian Conway, a well-known speaker and lecturer (see his official biography or his Wikipedia page). Damian already lectured at SIB several times, and consistently received the best feedback over all courses ever organized at SIB.

    A more detailed description of the course is available at Please contact if you have any question.

    Damian Conway during his presentation course in 2010
    Damian Conway during his presentation course in Lausanne in 2010


    There is no pre-requisite for this course. The number of seats is limited.


    The registration cost is 100 CHF for the day for Swiss academics (including the course documentation on paper). Participants who are not members of the Swiss academic community should contact us.

    Applications are closed.

    The deadline for free-of-charge cancellation is 26 March 2014.

    You are welcome to register to the SIB courses mailing-list to be informed of all future courses and workshops, as well as all important deadlines using the form here.