As I already mentioned in my previous posts, I attended two conferences in August and September. What were they about and what did I learn? Here's what happened at the second conference, which was the biannual conference of the German Society for Psychology. ⏺️ This conference had a much broader scope than the first one, where only health psychologists met. Of course, there were some health psychologists around this time, too, but health psychology is actualy a small field within psychology. There were many clinical psychologists, cognitive psychologists, work and organisational psychologists etc., all dealing with exciting research questions about the human mind and behaviour. It's way too much to go into detail, but let me know which fields within psychology you would like to learn more about and I will prepare seperate posts! ⏺️ The conference was very big and it was often difficult to decide which talks to attend. Two central topics of the conference were open science and fake news. Open science means to make the process and results of research more transparent, e.g. by registering your study protocol before you actually conduct the study, by making your data and skripts for analysis publicly available, etc. Open science practices become more and more important in Psychology, and there are many cool initiatives going on. Learning about fake news made me a little bit less hopeful, because there still remains the problem that we don't really know yet what we can do to tackle fake news and to make people less susceptible to them. But I was surprised to see how much research is going on in Germany in that field, and I am confident that there will be answers soon. ⏺️ If you are interested in a summary of the talks I attended, check out my Twitter moment #dgps2018! Link in the profile. ⏺️ Do you prefer larger or smaller conferences? Which topics in your discipline would you like to learn more about? ⏺️ [summer 2018 conference series, 3/3] ⏺️ #summer2018conferences#fakenews#openscience#academia#research#university#frankfurt#germany#scientistswhoselfie#phdlife#postdoc#psychology
0 616:06 PM Oct 5, 2018
I am a huge fan of academic conferences! In the past two months, I was very lucky that I had the chance to attend two. But why do I like conferences, and why are they so important? ⏺️ Conferences are THE event to meet other people in my field and to extend my professional network. I see what they are working on, they see what I am working on, we can discuss our ideas, see how the other's project might be improved, and we might even come up with ideas for collaborations. It's always very exciting and I come home with pages of notes, loads of new ideas and inspirations and a couple of new contacts. ⏺️ Going to conference is also a huge motivational boost for me. First of all, I usually present something, so I have to get an abstract ready roughly six months before the conference and then prepare a presentation, which is always a good motivation to take a look at this data set that I collected some time ago… And also the conference itself is a huge motivation, because it makes me realise again and again how much I love what I do and how many exciting things there are still left to learn, find out and discover! ⏺️ This is also why I would encourage every researcher to look out for conferences to attend, no matter how early in your career you are. Get yourself out there, talk to people and see what's going on in the field. If you can, try to attend activities for PhD students/ early career researchers that often take place prior or during the conference, such as workshops, lunch meet-ups etc. It's often easier to start talking to people who are on the same career stage as you are, and through them, you might meet other people and more senior researchers. If you don't know which conferences to attend, ask your supervisor and your colleauges. They will know which conference makes most sense for you. ⏺️
What do you like most about conferences? ⏺️ Stay tuned for two further posts in which I will discuss the topics of the two conferences I attended in more detail
[summer 2018 conference series, 1/3] ⏺️ #summer2018conferences#scientistswhoselfie#research#academia#university#postdoc#phdlife#phdstudent#career#networking#conference#dgps2018
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On Saturday, I attended a #scicomm workshop. It was about giving interesting presentations to a more general audience. I was invited to the workshop because I will give a lightning ⚡ talk about my research at the conference of the German Psychological Society.
⏺️ The workshop was great. We were only 5 participants, and it was centered around our presentations. This means that it was really intense, but also very helpful! We started by giving our talks to the other attendees while being filmed 🎥, and later we watched the recording and received feedback.
Honestly, I hate being filmed and then watch myself 😳 especially because I didn't feel well prepared. But it went better than expected, and I received lots of helpful feedback on the structure, how to make sure that the audience engages with me during the talk, and how to use the talk even more to promote my research.
Here are some things that I learned: 👩🏫
1️⃣ If you want your audience to engage with you during the talk, don't say 'you can raise your hands if you want to', but say 'now raise your hands'. Be bold and say directly what you want people to do!
2️⃣ These talks are valuable self-promotion, so put your name and email address on the last slide. It's probably the one that people look at the longest because it's displayed during the questions as well.
3️⃣ Warm up before you go on stage. If you only got 5 minutes, you can't afford to warm up while you're already talking. ⏺️
Do you have any more tips for a successful (conference) presentation?
4 782:10 PM Jul 30, 2018
And just like that, an amazing conference week in Croatia [pictured here is the view, I kid you not, from the University Building over the Adriatic coastline] is over and I’m already back in Germany.
Although I might have not listened to as many talks as I usually would, I learned some pretty important lessons regarding Science in general, and publishing in specific. I made connections that I wasn’t really expecting, some professional, some that deeply touched my soul even.
And finally, I had a shitload of fun. Thx to @carolina_palms who is just the perfect conference sidekick: Wo/ you, it wouldn’t have been even a fraction as fun! ❤️ Next up: FFM (the city, not the sexual constellation 😂). ⠀
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