The 411 on the Student Perspectives Conference


Lately, I have been making the rounds discussing the upcoming Student Perspectives Conference (SPC), but in case I have missed you, here is the gist of why you should present in the 6th Annual SPC:

  • Great experience, as you are presenting in a friendly, supportive atmosphere.
  • Chance to show an audience beyond just your instructor the work that you have done. Too often great papers end up shoved in the bottom of desk drawers, SPC gives you an opportunity to show off that paper/project/presentation.
  • Allows you to gain confidence presenting in front of people. If you don’t like public speaking, then this conference is a way to help overcome that fear.
  • You can add “Conference Presenter” to your resume, your grad school applications and your CV (curriculum vitae, which is a list of your accomplishments).
  • Submitting your final paper/project to the Proceedings CD means that you can claim a publication on grad school applications, resume and CV.
  • Free food and swag!

Want in on the action?

1) Download the abstract guide.
2) Complete an abstract on your work and complete the abstract cover sheet.
3) Submit a hard copy of your abstract and cover sheet to Christina Verticchio (room 2506 H) or Tanya Harding (2506 I) or email an electronic copy to christina.verticchio@rdc.ab.ca. Abstracts are due February 22, 2010.
4) Start practicing your presentation for the conference on March 19 and 20, 2010.

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