Sometimes learning what not to do is just as good as learning what to do.
Here are a few of my take homes from the day! You know learning what to do by witnessing what not to do:
- If there is a call for a specific subject- follow it! Don't do your own thing. Audience members expect one thing and don't want to hear about whatever else you want to talk about.
- When presenting keep people engaged by making sure you are articulate, not reading from a paper, and using accessible language to share your research.
- If you are having a roundtable- actually have a discussion. Don't prepare your own presentation to stick out as an individual during the round table discussion.
- If you are planning a conference make sure there is space to process. Don't cram so much into one day that people can't network!
- If you are selecting a room (when at all possible) make sure that there is a door in the back so that people can go pee without feeling everyone is watching them come and go in the room.
Saw me some Harry Potter
Had Wings/Chips and Drinks with the Girls
Found the Warriors/Army/Soldiers
If you are wondering what these soldier/warrior/army guys are… It was a lantern display that was created for the Olympics in 2008. When the first Chinese Emperor Qin Shi Huang tomb was dug up there were some Terra-cotta soldiers that were found and so thats what inspired this artist. These are the only pictures I have from the weekend… I should have documented better.