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SfN Seeks Webinar Presenters for '20-'21 LATP

Stephanie Vose

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Stephanie Vose

Are you interested in giving back to the LATP? SfN is currently seeking webinar presenters for the 2020-2021 LATP! If you have a preference for a specific topic, we are open to suggestions. If you are not sure of a topic but want to present a webinar, you can select from the topic list below. Don't see the topic you're looking for? We're open to suggestions so please let us know! 

Topic List

  • Obtaining a PhD or postdoc abroad
  • Community and academic partnerships
  • Research collaborations – challenges and solutions
  • Dealing with conflict in the lab
  • Overcoming funding challenges as a postdoc



What is a webinar and how is it different from a live chat?
A webinar is a formal presentation which is recorded in advance and released for participants to watch on demand. A webinar Q&A session is typically held in the weeks following a webinar's release. Holding the Q&A session in the weeks following, rather than immediately after a live webinar event, allows more participants the opportunity to watch the recording and more time to develop questions or remarks. Participants are only able to interact with the presenter during the Q&A, not during the recording. 


A live chat is an informal conversation between the discussion leader(s) and audience. The live chat leader introduces a topic to the audience and then generates a discussion. Leaders generate engagement by posing open-ended questions and sharing experience and resources. Participants respond by asking questions or posting comments. Participants are able to interact with the leader as well as the other participants during the chat. Live chats are hosted in the LATP Community group under the Live Chats tab. Live chats on Community are completely text-based, like a continuous chatroom. They are meant to be ongoing discussions where participants can return and add to the conversation. Though webinars are typically followed by a Q&A session, webinar Q&As are focused on answering specific questions rather than having a two-way dialogue as described in the live chat experience.

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