Do you have the ultimate elevator pitch? This session is designed to enable a large number of Early Career Earth Scientists, across all fields, to participate in a test of their abilities to rapidly and effectively communicate their science to a diverse audience. The model is derived from the very popular and ultra-competitive three-minute thesis competitions that operate at university, national and international levels. Each speaker is allowed three minutes and three slides to communicate the core of their earth science research or work.
The competition is open to all Early Career Earth Scientists who have worked in the field for 5 years or less (exclusive of career breaks) as well as students including honours and post docs.
Abstracts are not required for this session; however, interested persons are invited to submit a presentation title, and a one to two sentence description of the subject matter and their contact details. Dependent on sponsorship, prizes will be awarded in categories of student (honours and post-doc) and early career (5 years post most recent graduation). Further information regarding registration and judging criteria will be available closer to the convention.
There will be no keynote presentations for this session and it does not fit into any of the listed themes as it is aimed to highlight the excellent work being done by some of the newest Earth Scientists. Typically the presentations are of a very high calibre and attract a large audience. This session is an outstanding opportunity for participants to present their science in a friendly but competitive environment. Having a good elevator pitch is a skill many professionals require but rarely have the opportunity to practice.
- Dr Verity Normington, from the Northern Territory Geological Survey, the Australian Geoscience Council Early Career Geoscience Ambassador and GSA National Secretary
- Dr Amber Jarrett, Geochemist, Geoscience Australia
- Dillon Brown, PhD Student, University of Adelaide
Each speaker is allowed three minutes and three slides to communicate the core of their geoscience research or work.