Professional Development Event
Networking for Researchers
21 August 2022 • 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM PDT | Marriott Marquis, Balboa 
Open to those with a paid registration badge.
No advance registration is required. However, seating is limited and will be granted on a first-come, first-served basis.

A success factor for any career, networking can be daunting for shyer people. Still, both the introverted and the extraverted can benefit from a more systematic approach to professional networking. This workshop explores the very concept of a network, then discusses approaches to effective networking, both face to face and online, each time offering concrete, readily applicable tips.

Learning Outcomes
This workshop will enable you to:
• understand the many facets of networking
• approach people and start conversations respectfully
• make the most of networking opportunities at conferences

Intended Audience
This workshop is intended for anyone who wishes to start networking more systematically or to become better at it.


Jean-luc Doumont runs lectures and workshops in research communication, critical thinking, and related topics for engineers, scientists, and other rational minds. He is an engineer from the University of Louvain and a doctor in applied physics from Stanford University. Articulate, entertaining, and thought-provoking, he is a popular invited speaker at top-notch universities and research centers worldwide.