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Tips for sorting conferences in CV

  1. Aug 20, 2015 #1
    I am a freshly graduated engineering student and am currently writing my first CV. At the end of my studies I attended one conference as a research paper author and another one as a guest lecturer on the same topic as the previous conference. I suppose both are important to be included in a CV, but I am not sure how to classify both as they are not the same activities (guest lecturer and paper presentation).
    Also, I wanted to know if I can include in advance another conference where I am presenting as a research author in approximately one month.
    Thank you in advance for the help.
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  3. Aug 20, 2015 #2
    The attendance to conferences is important for CV unless you have been involved in some presentations, i.e. oral or poster. If you only participated as author of a research paper then this will appear in your list of articles.

    You can also mention that you are preparing a research article for a future conference, put it in you list of articles as "in preparation" or "to be presented at <name_of_the_conference>".
  4. Aug 20, 2015 #3
    Thank you for the fast response! On the first conference, I was the only author and did the oral presentation. On the other one, I was invited as guest lecturer on a conference for the same paper as it is a new and upcoming technology/system.
    It goes without saying that I need to include the first one, but what about the second one. It's probably not a big deal to be a guest lecturer, but as just graduated it means somewhat more in my opnion.
  5. Aug 20, 2015 #4
    Automatically you should include any oral or poster presentation you gave. If the presentation is accompanied by a research article included in the proceeding of the conference then you should mention it in your list of articles.

    In your case: two oral presentations and one research article to mention. Not bad for a freshly graduated student :smile:
  6. Aug 20, 2015 #5
    Thank you very much! :biggrin:
  7. Aug 20, 2015 #6


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    If the conference organizers specifically invited you to give a talk (without you having submitted an abstract through the regular submission process) that would fall under "invited presentations." This is a big deal and would typically fall under a separate section in your CV.
  8. Aug 21, 2015 #7
    So, does this mean that having a subsection "Invited talks/Guest lecture" under the section "Conferences and presentations" is not enough of a emphasis?
  9. Aug 21, 2015 #8


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    No that's fine. That's how most people do it. The point is to highlight an invited presentation.
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