Student talks

There is a million ways to present a topic. Most of us, however, end up settling for the same format over and over again. While the traditional scientific talk style has its advantages, it might not always succeed in reaching a broader audience. In this workshop, we open the stage for experimentation. You cannot get it wrong. How effective can a talk be? How engaging can we make it?

We will have a limited number of contributed talks, and we will dedicate it to outstanding freestyle talks.

If you would like to give a talk, send us a brief proposal in which you outline the topic and format (less than 100 words) via email to Please also indicate in your talk proposal how much time you would like to have. You can apply for presentation time between 7 and 30 min. Whatever fits best your idea. We will then go through the submissions and select the most promising proposals. You will be notified about our decision within a week of the proposal deadline (currently the 6th of August).

On preparing for your talk, keep in mind that participants come from a broad range of fields and so there is a limited number of direct peers at your talk. Try to target your talk to a wider audience rather than going too much into detail. Also, we strongly encourage you to try new formats for your talk. Get creative. We are happy to see Ted-talk like presentations, Science-slam inspired contributions or Feynman-like chimney conversation.

To get creative:

Quantum Computing Expert Explains One Concept in 5 Levels of Difficulty | WIRED

Richard Feynman – Fire

Quantenshreddern gegen Absagenfrust – Christoph Sünderhauf beim IQST Q-Science Slam 2020

Quantum Physics for 7 Year Olds | Dominic Walliman | TEDxEastVan

Use The Feynman Technique to make it easier to understand