Professional Development Event
Structuring and Delivering Research Talks
21 August 2022 • 9:00 AM - 12:00 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.

Oral presentations are about having something to say and being able to say it—instead of just “explaining slides” to the audience. This workshop offers a no-nonsense approach to structuring and delivering research talks. It also offers tips on how to manage the nervousness associated with speaking in public. Creating Effective Presentation Slides is the companion workshop held in the afternoon.

Learning Outcomes
This workshop will enable you to:
• understand the basic principles of effective communication
• organize your research story into a meaningful sequence
• deliver your presentation effectively, both verbally and nonverbally

Intended Audience
This workshop is intended for anyone who must prepare and deliver research presentations. Both novice and experienced speakers can expect to gain a lot from 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.