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Events Guide 2019
Conferences are an essential part of any scientist's life. Learn how to give a great talk, and what the future of conferences might look like. Meet researchers whose careers have been changed by attending the right seminar, and read how conference organisers are making their events more diverse. This Guide is designed for any scientist to make the most out of attending events, either as a delegate or speaker.
Researchers are redefining twenty-first-century conferences at which delegates set the agenda.
Expert presenters share advice on how to capture and hold the attention of a conference crowd.
Scientific conferences are usually staid affairs. Presenters share their latest findings to polite, short-lived applause. But a talk can leave a lasting mark — a new disease treatment, a challenge to accepted paradigms, or the dawn of a new field. Nature spoke to four scientists about conference presentations that changed their careers.
Conference organizers are getting better at accommodating families.
Underprepared meetings that neglect to set up childcare facilities will ultimately damage science, says Eileen Parkes.
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The multidisciplinary conferences that use ‘science’ as an adjective can be a fantastic source of new collaborations and ideas.
Break with the routine and discover how to engineer a scientific meeting that everyone will remember.
Emojis, smartphone technologies and revamped guidelines would boost transparency at scientific meetings, say Shai D. Silberberg and colleagues.
An eye-catching presentation can attract potential collaborators — and even a cash prize.
Seven top tips for making the most of huge conferences.
The Neural Information Processing Systems meeting is trying to be more inclusive, but a recent survey reveals there is a long way to go.
A conversation with Jürgen Deka, PhD, Head of External Scientific Training, EMBL International Centre for Advanced Training.
A conversation with Dr Treasa Creavin, Science Programme Manager, Advanced Courses and Scientific Conferences, Wellcome Genome Campus, UK.