2018 Grad Ben Talks

February 23, 2018 12:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Irvine Auditorium, Cafe 58, 3401 Spruce Street

A day of TED Talk-style presentations by Penn Arts and Sciences graduate students representing the humanities, social sciences, natural sciences, and professional master’s programs. Each student will present an 8-minute talk to an audience of undergraduates, faculty, staff, and fellow graduate students. Judges will select winners in each of the four categories for a $500 cash prize. There will also be a $500 prize for the overall Audience Choice Winner selected by online votes. All will be invited to a closing reception where winners will be announced. This is a great opportunity to see if you can describe your work so that your grandmother will understand you. You will get a professional recording of your talk and feedback from our panel of judges made up of a Penn communications staffer, a faculty member, and a grad student from another discipline. Did we mention there will also be delicious food and cash prizes? Interested students should submit abstracts (no more than 200 words) describing their proposed topic no later than close of business on Friday, January 26, 2018 using this link here.