Advanced Technical Presentation 1: Core Techniques

Date 25 April 2016
Speaker(s) Damian Conway
Fees *academic: 100 CHF   -   for-profit: 0 CHF
Cancellation deadline 24 Apr 2016
City Lausanne
*academic fee includes non for-profit organisations as well as unemployed participants at the time of application.


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 26 April).

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.


Anyone who has to present in front of an audience.


There is no pre-requisite for this course.


The registration fee for academics is 100 CHF, otherwise 300 CHF. This includes printed course material. 

Deadline for registration and free-of-charge cancellation is set to 15 April. Participants who cancel after this date will not be reimbursed. Please note that participation to SIB courses is subject to this and other general conditions, available at

You will be informed by email of your registration confirmation.


University of Lausanne

Additional information

Coordination: Frédéric Schütz, Training group at SIB

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