HICT 1-day workshop: pitching and presentation skills for doctoral candidates and researchers (1 ECTS)

How to increase the wider societal impact of ICT-related research? How to communicate scientific results to different audiences? What is included in an effective and visually appealing presentation?

In case you have ever wondered about these kind of questions, this is your chance to learn more and meet other doctoral students and researchers from Aalto and the University of Helsinki!


HICT, the Helsinki Doctoral Education Network in Information and Communications Technology, organizes a science communication workshop for HICT doctoral students and researchers in Aalto University and the University of Helsinki. The workshop is sponsored by HIIT.

Kaskas Media is a Finnish company specialised in science communication training for researchers. HICT’s 1-day workshop will cover a set of topics focusing especially on pitching and presentation skills. The training builds around one small pre-assignment, teaching sessions, and tasks that the students will complete together with two coaches from Kaskas Media.


When: Monday 4th December 2017, 9:00-16:30

Where: Otaniemi, CS building (Konemiehentie 2), seminar room T4


Workshop contents: 1-day intensive training and workshop (including free lunch and coffee)

The workshop comprises two 3-hour sessions, and students will be credited 1 ECTS if they complete both sessions. Note! Participants will also be expected to present their research pitch in public at a further HICT or HIIT event.

1. Pitch training: How can I speak about my research in a clear, convincing, and inspiring way? How can I take into account different audiences? Note! This session includes one small pre-assignment: prepare a few slides about your research.

2. Visualisation of research results: How do I visualise my research effectively? This session includes tips and free tools for blog postings, posters, and presentations.

3. Social media: How do I get everything out of Twitter? How do I get my text to spread? How do I publicly comment on different topics?


Registration: Please, register through this link by 19th November.

The number of participants is limited to 20 and seats are filled in the order of registrations received. Priority will be given to HICT doctoral students (your supervisor needs to be a HICT supervisor). Postdoctoral researchers and other researchers are welcome to attend if seats are available. You will receive a confirmation email about your registration by 20th November. Participation (including lunch and coffee) is free of charge, but please note that registration is binding. In case you want to cancel your registration, please contact HICT coordinator Aija Kukkala (email: firstname.lastname@aalto.fi) no later than 26th November.