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English Communication for Scientists 
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Unit 5:  Interacting During Conference Sessions

Scientific conferences and related gatherings offer plenty of formal opportunities to interact with other scientists. At a conference, you may be asked to present a poster, which is your chance to discuss your topic in more depth with interested attendees. At some point, you may also be called upon to chair a presentation session. Finally, you may be invited to take part in or perhaps even moderate a panel discussion.

Moments of interaction are harder to prepare for than one-way presentations, and too many scientists forgo this preparation altogether. Is it not enough to be there, be yourself, and do the best you can? Can you actually prepare something when you do not know what questions you will be asked or what situations you will face? Of course you can. This unit shows you how.

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