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Speed Networking Events for SIUE Researchers

Need new collaborators? Too busy for traditional networking?

Try Speed Networking!

Practice your 3-minute “elevator speech” as you participate in a fast-paced, fun event meant to expose you to the excellent research on campus and inspire you to establish new, productive relationships. Researchers will share their topics in an accelerated fashion with a group of researchers sharing similar interests.

Interested attendees must R.S.V.P. to one of the following events. Seats are limited. Some preparation required—an inquiring mind and willingness to talk to others are a must! R.S.V.P. at ORP Registration Page


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Take the post-event survey
Contact information

Event Topics and Schedule:

Spring 2014

Fall 2013


An incentive is available for speed networking attendees who develop and submit an interdisciplinary/multidisciplinary external funding proposal as a result of their networking.  After being awarded the externally-funded project, each SIUE PI and Co-I on the award will receive $1000 in ICR funds as long as the proposal was (1) routed by the 5-day deadline, (2) submitted within a year of the speed networking event, and (3) as long as at least two of the PI and Co-Is attended an ORP speed networking event.

Potential collaborators who meet at speed networking, may want to consider the Multidisciplinary Research Awards internal seed funding competition in Spring 2014. See the MRA Webpage for more details.

Contact Information:

For more information about the event and how to participate, contact Patience Graybill Condellone at or x5618
R.S.V.P. at ORP Fall Workshop Registration Page

Instructions for Participants

The basic structure of the event is as follows. Each registered attendee will have exactly 3 minutes to present information about his/her research. The presentation may address ongoing and/or planned projects.  Highlight projects that require collaboration across disciplines. Remember that your audience may not be familiar with your field, so a brief explanation of the context of your research is recommended. NO POWER POINTS ARE ALLOWED, BUT IMAGES MAY BE SUBMITTED IN ADVANCE IF NECESSARY TO UNDERSTAND YOUR PRESENTATION. An egg timer will be used to time each presentation, and each presenter will have to sit down at the end of 3 minutes, even if in the middle of a sentence. A reception will follow for networking and following up with participants.

Please prepare the following items:

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