17 May 2018
Cancellation deadline:
16 May 2018
Damian Conway
Academic: 100 CHF
For-profit: 0 CHF

No future instance of this course is planned yet


Presenting technical information to an audience is one of the hardest tasks any scientist can face — in particular because 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 will benefit from the techniques presented in this course, whether they come from academia or industry, and whether they are master or PhD students, lab heads or team leaders, or professor or CEO.

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 (Friday 18 May).

This class is 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 amazing feedback about his courses.


Anyone who has to present in front of an audience.


Knowledge / competencies

There is no pre-requisite for this course.


You do not need to bring anything for this course.


The registration fee for academics is 100 CHF, or 300 CHF otherwise. This includes printed course material. For members of the EPFL, the cost is 70 CHF (as EPFL participates in the cost of the course).

Deadline for registration and free-of-charge cancellation is set to 23 April 2018; 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 general conditions.

You will be informed by email of your registration confirmation.

Venue and Time

University of Lausanne.

The course will start at 9:00 and end around 17:00. Precise information will be provided to the participants in due time.

Additional information

This course is co-organized by the SIB and the EPFL.

Coordination: Frédéric Schütz, SIB training group

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.

For more information, please contact training@sib.swiss.