Exotic locations for PhD conferences and best pics

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21-Jul-19, 17:35
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posted about 3 months ago
It'd be nice to hear of cool places that people got to go to for conferences during their PhD (sort of lighten the mood and distract those with PhD anxieties).

This is one of my favourite pics I posted on FB whilst at a conference (actually I was delivering a Workshop).

I captioned it "Gosh, they are working me hard over here..."

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21-Jul-19, 19:32
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posted about 3 months ago
Love it! I don't have a pic on this PC, but my fave conf was in Lyons. It was a great holiday!!!
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21-Jul-19, 21:24
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posted about 3 months ago
Thanks Tudor :-) Lyon is a nice place!
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22-Jul-19, 01:56
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posted about 3 months ago
And I never know whether it is spelled Lyon or Lyons... but I think both?

Btw, where was your exotic conference pic taken? And was that actually part of the workshop?!
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22-Jul-19, 10:10
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Not part of the workshop! Can you guess where? :-p
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22-Jul-19, 22:47
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Not part of the workshop! Can you guess where? :-p


Mexico?

For conferences I have visited the lovely cities of Manchester, Sheffield, Nottingham and York. Unfortunately there are regularly a lot of good conferences near my university so can't justify any where sunny. But I am hoping to blow the last of my bench fees on a trip to the USA next summer.
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23-Jul-19, 10:17
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Haha, what are bench fees for other than to blow them on a trip to the good old US of A!

The folk that I was standing next to did look to be dressed as Mexicans but it's a bit of a red herring as it was actually in Marrakech, Morocco - the 2nd of my three trips there during my PhD!
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23-Jul-19, 17:08
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posted about 3 months ago
I was also going to say Mexico!!!
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23-Jul-19, 17:08
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posted about 3 months ago
Tricky!
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23-Jul-19, 22:32
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posted about 3 months ago
:-)
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23-Jul-19, 22:33
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posted about 3 months ago
Which part of the States, rewt?
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24-Jul-19, 15:54
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Which part of the States, rewt?


I am looking at conferences in Boston or Colorado, either would be great. I am submitting abstracts to both but will only go if I get accepted for a oral presentation. I am done with posters.
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28-Jul-19, 00:00
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posted about 3 months ago
Sounds good! Why are you done with posters?
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28-Jul-19, 15:24
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posted about 3 months ago
Don't get me wrong posters can be god but I been rejected by so many times I just want an oral. I think posters are great if people visit them but I have been to a few conferences recently were I shouldn't have even bothered. At the last conference, I was in the back corner of the poster room behind a pillar. Again they can be just as good of an oral if some people read your poster.
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01-Aug-19, 00:54
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posted about 2 months ago
Yeh, it's an interesting topic really. I like posters and oral presentations. But because I haven't given many talks, I would jump at the opportunity for a talk much more so than for giving a poster presentation. That said, one advantage of posters is that it isn't nerve wracking in general. Talks can be when not used to it!

Anyway, good luck getting an oral presentation. Would that be as part of a symposium by any chance? Those ones seem to stand more chance of being accepted I think.

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