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The first time a graduate student… lives a conference

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Wow. This was such a great experience!

This is the second post of my blog series The first time a graduate student… and, as I anticipated here, it is going to be on my first conference experience, here. Well, technically I already had some little experience of this kind, but this was my first “serious” conference experience: I presented my work all alone in front of people I didn’t know, answered questions, listened to comments,  enjoyed the other presentations, asked questions, voted for my favourite presenter, and attended almost every activity, from the plenary sessions, to the parallel ones, to the cocktails… not to mention that my research partnership was among the organizers, and this gave me the opportunity to have a glimpse of what stood behind the scenes. I did not just participate in a conference: I let it invade every neuron of my brain for several…

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