Conference Proposals and Presentations in the Sciences

Sciences and Engineering Workshops

Katelyn Caslavka, Biochemistry

This workshop covers basic strategies for presenting at conferences. It addresses how to effectively prepare the abstract, figures, and PowerPoint slides as well as appropriate structure, content, and format for a conference presentation. We will specifically discuss the 10-minute talk format and how that structure can also be adapted for longer talks. (Approx. 27 mins.) This workshop was recorded in December 2016.

Receiving Feedback on Presentations: We encourage you to watch the workshop below and make an appointment at the Graduate Writing Center when you would like feedback on a presentation. In the appointment you can either discuss your presentation (the text, the PowerPoint) or you may rehearse it. If you choose to practice delivering the presentation, we will use the feedback form linked here.

Click to download presentation slides: Conference Proposals and Presentations in the Sciences.pdf

Conference Proposals and Presentations in the Sciences (2016) Video

Katelyn Caslavka completed a Ph.D. in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology in 2017. She specialized in protein methylation in yeast organelles using mass spectrometry. During her graduate studies, she received the UCLA Alumni Association Fellowship and was a trainee on the Cellular and Molecular Biology Training Grant (part of a Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award).

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