Grad Ben Talks 2019
3401 Spruce Street, Philadelphia
Grad Ben Talks is an afternoon of TED Talk-style presentations by Penn Arts and Sciences graduate students representing the Humanities, Social Sciences, Natural Sciences, and Professional Master’s programs.
Now accepting submissions for 2019!
Build your professional portfolio and get a shot at a $500 cash prize.
Who is eligible to enter?
Currently students enrolled in a doctoral or master's program through the School of Arts and Sciences Graduate Division, or in a master's program in the School of Arts and Sciences College of Liberal and Professional Studies.
What is it?
A day of TED Talk-style presentations by Penn Arts and Sciences graduate students representing the humanities, social sciences, natural sciences, and professional master’s programs. Each student will present an 8-minute talk to an audience of undergraduates, faculty, staff, and fellow graduate students. Judges will select winners in each of the four categories for a $500 cash prize. There will also be a $500 prize for the overall Audience Choice Winner selected by online votes. All will be invited to a closing reception where winners will be announced.
Why would I do this?
This is a great opportunity to see if you can describe your work so that your grandmother would understand you. You will get a professional recording of your talk and feedback from our panel of judges made up of a Penn faculty member, communications staffer, and a fellow grad student from another discipline. Did we mention there will also be delicious food and cash prizes?
When does it take place?
Friday, February 22, 2019
12:30 - 4:30 p.m.
4:30 - 6:00 p.m.
Where does it take place?
Irvine Auditorium, Amado Recital Hall
3401 Spruce Street
How do I enter?
Interested students should submit abstracts (no more than 200 words) describing their proposed topic no later than close of business on Friday, January 25, 2019 using the APPLY button above.
Up to five students will be selected in each category to deliver their talks at the live event. Selected students will be notified on Wednesday, February 8.
See 2018 Grad Ben Talks videos HERE.