Advanced Water Management Centre

AWMC Seminar Program: Making an Impact

Dr Sandra Hall

When we are preparing to attend a conference or industry event we often focus on our presentation and abstract, putting hours in drafting, redrafting and practicing. But do you ever practice how you are going to network? What is your opening line to an important industry partner you have been dying to meet? When you walk into the conference dinner of 1000 people have you thought about who you are going to sit with?

In this presentation I will talk about how you can make an impact at a conference that doesn’t relate to your abstract. I will cover how to network with peers and leaders alike, tips on how to handle conference social events and even what you should wear. I cannot fathom how many conference and industry events I have been to in my career but I have been to about 8 this year already, so whether you are a seasoned events person or a newbie on the scene you will hopefully take something from this presentation.

Event Details
Date & Time: 
Friday, 08 June 2018
9am - 10am
Venue: AIBN Building 75, Level 1 Seminar Room

Event Contact: awmcseminars@awmc.uq.edu.au