The Art and Science of Slide Design


Toteson Medical Education Center
260 Longwood Avenue
Mini Amphitheater 227
Boston, MA 02115
United States

Thursday, 23 May 2019 - 1:00pm

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Please note, this workshop is for B-BIC or Harvard Catalyst members only. If you are unsure if you qualify as a B-BIC or Harvard Catalyst member, please contact before registering.

About the workshop

Your slides, and how you use them, can have a tremendous impact on whether your message is communicated or lost -- whether your audience is engaged or distracted. This workshop will first illustrate a few simple elements to improve your slide design, content flow and data visualization in order to maximize the impact of your next presentation. Bring your laptops and a slide presentation you would like to develop or improve.

Who should attend

  • Scientists
  • Clinicians
  • Engineers
  • Anyone who is expecting to present complex ideas using slides

About the instructor: Cheryl Vaughan, Ph.D, Ed.M.

Cheryl is the Managing Director of B-BIC Learning and Development Programs and a trained ITC facilitator. Cheryl served as a Lecturer in the Department of Molecular and Cellular Biology in the Faculty of Arts and Sciences at Harvard University, and spent 6 years at Harvard’s Division of Continuing Education as the Program Director for the Master’s degree in Biotechnology. She transformed the program into a selective, cross-training curriculum for professional scientists by identifying and addressing gaps in technical and adaptive skill sets. Cheryl went on to earn her Master's in Education at Harvard where she focused on adult development and cognition. Her current work at the B-BIC Skills Development Center is focused on the creation of open access learning opportunities for the academic research community.