Elevator Pitches and Networking with Allison Coffin, Ph.D., President of Association for Science Communicators
May 18, 2022
12 p.m. to 1 p.m.
Please register through Compass for virtual meeting link.
Scientific conferences, workshops, university visits are about more than just presenting our research on the podium or as a poster – they offer an opportunity to connect with other people. While waiting for coffee, someone will invariably turn to you and ask, “What do you do?” This question begs for a short and informative answer – the elevator pitch. In this workshop we’ll talk about the components of an elevator pitch and how to tailor that pitch for different scenarios – conference colleagues want different information than potential investors or interview committees. This is an active workshop! Come prepared to participate, practice, and have fun.
About the presenter: Dr. Allison Coffin is an Associate Professor of Neuroscience at Washington State University Vancouver, where her lab studies the cellular mechanisms of hearing loss. She is also the co-founder and president of the Association for Science Communicators (formerly Science Talk) and has 20 years of experience teaching communication workshops and courses.