Topic outline

  • General

    Advanced Technical Presentation Techniques

    Lausanne, Tuesday 1 April 2014

    Presenting technical information to an audience is one of the hardest tasks any scientist can face. 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.

    The class is taught by Damian Conway, a well-known speaker (see his official biography or his Wikipedia page). This course was already organized by the SIB in Lausanne in 2010, 2011 and 2012 and the feedback from the students was by far the best we ever got for any SIB course.

    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.


    Registration for this course is closed

    Deadline for registration and free-of-charge cancellation is set to March 25th, 2014


    At most 200 CHF for the day for Swiss academics (including the course documentation on paper). The final price is likely to be lower, but will depend on the number of participants. Participants who are not members of the Swiss academic community should contact us.

    • Practical organization - Location and schedule


      The course will be held in the Auditorium C of the Genopode building, the University of Lausanne. It will run from 9:00 to 17:00 approximately, according to the following schedule:

      0850-1030 Course
      1030-1045 Break
      1045-1215 Course

      1215-1315 Lunch

      1315-1445 Course
      1445-1500 Break
      1500-1700 Course