Are you interested in presenting at Icon 2024 Conference? Or would you generally like to learn some hints and tips on presenting? Or perhaps you don’t think you ‘have what it takes’ – whatever that might be!
Here are some top reasons why you should throw caution in the wind and get involved:
Just because you are new to conservation, or perhaps conferences, that doesn’t mean you do not have valuable knowledge, expertise, or experiences.
Our Icon 2024 Conference is titled“Conservation for Change”. We want to encourage individuals and organisations from the conservation sector, but also from the wider arts, museums, heritage, charity, social enterprise, and business sectors to get involved. We want to hear from both experienced professionals as well as emerging professionals and students.
Icon is happy to support you if you are worried or not confident about your presentation skills, so we’re offering an online presentation Masterclass at the end of January 2024 to help to allay any worries or concerns.
As mentioned in our Call for Papers guidance, if you need to discuss your idea with us before you submit, please do email the Conference Team at [email protected], and we can provide you with support to help you with your submission.
Soft skills are important for any professional regardless of the role. Skills in presentation and communication are important whether you are a seasoned career professional, or just starting out in your career.
Our conference will give you the chance to practice these skills in a warm and relaxed environment – safe in the knowledge that the audience really does want to hear what you have to say. Some other key things to remember:
In July 2024 in London, the Icon Conference will bring together representatives from the conservation sector and the wider arts, culture, and heritage sectors from all over the world. This will provide all attendees with the opportunity to network and connect with a wide range of like-minded individuals and organisations.
The value of networking at any conference is not measured by the number of people you meet, but the number of people you can introduce to others. Your generosity in connecting people will be remembered and will provide you with many more opportunities to build long-lasting and beneficial professional relationships.
As a presenter, you will be of interest to many other attendees, and the conference will provide you with the potential to share your knowledge, expertise, and experiences with others.
If these tips have piqued your interest in presenting at our Conference in 2024, then please do submit a paper.
All those who apply to present will automatically be invited to our free online Presenting Masterclass at the end of January 2024, regardless of whether the paper is accepted or not. This will provide you with even more practical tips on how you can get the most out of a presenting experience!