WiDS Zurich 2019 Tips
A day at a conference can be overwhelming. You meet a lot of new people and consume high amounts of new information. If you’re new to attending conferences, here are some tips to optimise your WiDS experience:
Check the shuttle bus schedule: https://www.wids.ch/attending/#venue
Look at the program beforehand: https://www.wids.ch/attending/#program
Select your speakers of interest. By clicking on their names the abstracts of their talks will become visible. It’s always a good idea to dig deeper into the topics that interest you beforehand.
“Sit through talks you are interested in and take notes - electronic or handwritten, because when you write you are engaging yourself and not getting distracted” - Sandhya Prabhakaran, Research Fellow at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Centre, NYC, USA
After each session, make a summary of what you have learned. Then reflect how this can be of use in your field of work.
Exchange contacts with the new people you meet, so you can keep in touch after the conference.
Enjoy the food and drinks provided during the breaks ;-)