The Presenter Network Conference

The Presenter Network was set up in 2014 by the Royal Observatory Greenwich as a way for presenters to share best practice as well as watch others in action to develop their presenting style. Since then, we have run regular meet-ups in collaboration with other organisations and established hubs covering every aspect of presenting you could ever imagine; using comedy effectively, working with challenging audience members, how to look after your voice and everything in between.
The response to the annual conferences over the past few years has been overwhelmingly positive and we'll continue having it as a regular feature.
This next special confernce will be on 1st September 2020 and will run digitally.  For more infromation see here.
Presenter Network Conference
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Frequently asked questions:
  1. Who is this event for?  This network is created by presenters, for presenters so whether you are just starting out or want to freshen up your skills there will always be plenty to suit.  If you are not actively involved in presenting then I am afraid this is not the network for you.
  2. How much does it cost?  This event is FREE - yes you read that right - FREE!  This group operates purely on the good will of our members.  All meet-ups leaders, speakers and workshops facilitators are offering their time and experience for free which we are very grateful for. 
  3. What is the capacity? We would love to open it up to any presenters that would like to come along but we were limited by the capacity of the spaces we use and in previous years this has been around 120 people. 
  4. Where and when is this event?  In past years, the event has been held at the Royal Observatory Greenwich in London.
  5. Will it all be about science?  No we will have people from across the public communication sector, however because the network is run by the team here at the Royal Observatory Greenwich our networks naturally included lots of science related places and people.

PDF icon 2017 Presenter Network Conference programme 

PDF icon 2018 Presenter Network Conference programme

PDF icon 2019 Presenter Network Conference programme


Here's some of the feedback from the conference:

"Thanks for another great conference.  Once again, I’ve got another handful of extremely useful tips I intend to implement in to my practice as soon as possible."

"It was great to meet so many other communicators as well, such a supportive and positive community."

"Event was very useful and entertaining with insightful and eye-opening talks from speakers. Would attend again!"

"Managed a grand total of one tweet today, but that’s down to the day being a. Packed with *excellent* talks and workshops and b. Running so perfectly to time. Thanks @ROGAstronomers for a fantastic #PresenterNet2019!"

2020 Conference Programme

The 2020 conference programme has now been announced and can be found here, it is completely digital so a little different to last year, details of which are below. 

Speaker biographies from the 2019 Presenter Network Conference can be found here.

9:30am - Registration and networking

10:00am - Welcome and planetarium show

10:30am - Key Note Address

11:15am - Break and networking

11:30am - Short Talks

1:00pm – Lunch break

2:00pm - Workshops

4:15pm - Closing remarks and group photo

4:30pm – Networking

5:30pm – Social 

Booking information for the 2020 Presenter Network Conference can be found here. Please make sure you have already joined the network so that you can recieve a notification as soon as it is.

Happy presenting!