Biodiversity Legendary Internal Seminar Series (BLISS)

WHAT IS BLISS?

BLISS (Biodiversity Legendary Internal Seminar Series) is the main forum for BRC members to learn about the research being conducted by the peers outside their immediate lab groups. BLISS is especially good for graduate student exit seminars and new postdocs wanting to introduce themselves to the department. However, we encourage any students, postdocs, faculty, and visitors to give a BLISS seminar. You can get the latest BLISS news on the website.

HOW SHOULD I PREPARE MY BLISS SEMINAR?

BLISS seminars are typically 30-45 minute, well-prepared, engaging research talks geared toward a broad Ecology and Evolution audience. Although BLISS is a more casual venue than regular external seminars, the audience expects a clear, rehearsed presentation of interesting, high-quality research. That said, presenters are encouraged to show new results or use the forum to get feedback on current and future projects. Speakers may also get feedback on talk mechanics (e.g. a practice job talk), but BLISS should not be used to do a first practice run. People will find BLISS a worthwhile investment of their time if they can expect a good talk, but this starts with speaker preparation!

DAY OF: WHAT TO BRING FOR YOUR TALK

    If possible, please bring your own laptop.
    Otherwise, let me know and bring your talk on a thumb drive.
    You can use Powerpoint or Keynote, but please also bring a PDF version to ensure compatibility.
    If you bring your own laptop, please also bring an appropriate VGA adapter (can be borrowed from zoology IT).
    Would you like to be introduced by someone (e.g. postdoctoral advisor or other person that knows your work)? Otherwise, I will briefly introduce you.

TWO WEEKS BEFORE YOUR TALK, SEND ME:

    The title of your talk.
    Brief abstract of your talk (1 paragraph).
    Brief professional info about yourself (1-3 sentences).
    A picture of yourself (preferable) or, alternatively, of your study system for use in a flyer advertising your talk.
    Link to your website (if one exists).
Contact Stilianos Louca to sign up for notifications. BLISS anouncements are also sent to the BRC research list.