Networking at Conferences

InstructorJohn Kluempers, Ph.D.
Number of Places12
Registration→ Register online
Participation Fee100€
RoomDahlem Research School, Hittorfstraße 16, 004

Mon. 20 April 2015, 9:00-17:00

For all doctoral candidates and postdocs (all disciplines).


Young academics learn that conferences provide not only the opportunity
to present their work, but also themselves. Communication
in professional forums is often decisive for future career options.
After this workshop, participants are able to plan professional
gatherings in advance and feel more comfortable in the social setting
of their academic community. More importantly, they are able
to set their own goals when attending conferences – and to develop
concrete strategies of achieving them.


This workshop helps you to meet people with an attitude that is
both adequate and self-confident, in a variety of conference situations,
e.g. "socials". Both verbal and non-verbal strategies will be
Specifically, you will learn

  • how to identify players, roles and goals in conference settings,
  • how to conduct themselves professionally,
  • how to initiate and encourage small talk,
  • how to talk to decision-makers and
  • how to build and maintain professional contacts.


During the workshop participants work in pairs, small groups as
well as in plenum to maximize learning effects.

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