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Jean-luc is a popular invited speaker at top-notch universities
and international conferences for what are now classic lectures
(or related interactive workshops) on scientific communication,
visual structure, pedagogy, statistical thinking, and other topics.
Interested in bringing Jean-luc to your campus or conference?
You might have a look at these documents and then contact us:

>  Sessions on communication and more
>  List of talks and papers

The following sessions have already been confirmed—and more
are in the planning. You can sign up to receive announcements
for your part of the world (and unsubscribe safely at any time).

May 2016

The Québec visit 2016
In May, Jean-luc will have the pleasure of returning to the Belle Province
for a total of three lectures: two in Montréal and one in Québec City.

Thu 19 May

Poly Montréal

9:30–11:30   Bell Amphitheatre

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Structuring your research paper

Thu 19 May


15:00–17:00   Conference Room, Varennes

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Clear, accurate, concise writing

Sat 21 May

U Laval

13:00–15:00   Salle Jean-Paul Tardif (Pavillon La Laurentienne 1334)

Making the most of your presentation

Fri 27 May 2016
Brussels, Belgium

Everyone's favorite mistakes
We're delighted to have been invited to run our newest lecture
on critical thinking for PhD researchers as part of the PhD Day
at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel. Everyone is welcome to attend.

Tue 21 Jun 2016
Blacksburg, VA

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Creating effective slides
Jean-luc was invited to speak at the June 2016 meeting of the American
Society for Virology, which will take place on the campus of Virginia Tech.
More details will follow soon, but feel free to mark your calendars already.

Thu 7 Jul 2016
Aachen, Germany

Everyone's favorite mistakes
Once again, Jean-luc will be the opening speaker on the second day
of the Leibniz Young Polymer Scientist Forum in Aachen, Germany.
For inquiries, please contact

17–19 Aug 2016

The Midwest summer visit 2016
This year, Jean-luc wil make a first brief visit to the Midwest in August.
The sessions below are confirmed; more are currently being discussed.
Unless otherwise posted, everyone is welcome to attend: tell your friends.

Wed 17 Aug


[time to be announced]  

Making the most of your presentation [to be confirmed]

Thu 18 Aug


8:45–10:15   Campus Center 450 B/C

Teaching is not learning

Thu 18 Aug


17:30–19:00   Glick Eye Institute 103

Conveying messages with graphs

27–29 Aug 2016
San Diego, CA

SPIE Optics + Photonics
This year again, Jean-luc will speak at SPIE Optics + Photonics in San Diego.
Conference registration required, but free access to workshops for students.

Sat 27 Aug

9:00–17:00   Marina ballroom [workshop]

Leadership workshop

Sun 28 Aug

13:30–17:00   Balboa [workshop]

Persuading others

Mon 29 Aug

8:30–12:30   Balboa [workshop]

Effective technical presentations

Mon 29 Aug

13:30–17:30   Balboa [workshop]

Effective scientific papers

16–17 Oct 2016
Rochester, NY

OSA Frontiers in Optics
For the first time, Jean-luc will speak at OSA Frontiers in Optics
in Rochester. For registered participants only; details will follow.

Sun 16 Oct


OSA Ambassabor training

Mon 17 Oct


OSA Student Leadership workshop

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