Session #1 – self presentation and equal opportunity
Researchers are expected to produce knowledge, be innovative and deliver excellent results following very specific procedures. However, to be successful in science, it is essential to navigate the research networks that allow interdisciplinary research to flourish – and the publications list to grow. In this session, you will learn to increase your chances of meeting the right people in the right place, communicate your research effectively and get to connect with key stakeholders. This workshop has a short theoretical-background section and focuses on self-reflection and practice. We will work on an elevator pitch and do communication exercises you will find useful during the Stuttgart Week of Advancing AEC. Participants should be motivated to get out of their comfort zone and be willing to “put themselves out” a bit to learn by doing and sharing.