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 ;-)