Professional Development Event
Persuading Other People
22 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.

Being able to persuade others is a critical skill for any career. We must convince an employer to hire us, persuade our boss to let us start a project, or get our coworkers to help us out. This lecture offers a rational approach to persuasion: it covers how to use personal or organizational power, deploy tactics on four different planes, and harness basic social influences so as to have other people accede more easily to our requests.
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.