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Disrupting Geekiness

Disrupting Geekiness

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  • Mon 27 Jun ’16, 5:30pm – 7:30pm


Spark Lab, 52 Tyler Street, Auckland CBD


All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Free Admission

Dr Michelle Dickinson (aka ‘Nanogirl’) on how to get your pitch face on.

About the event:
In 2016, it’s revenge of the nerds for real. Today, geeks are the stars, running multi-billion dollar companies and jetting from Ted talk to G9 meeting.

However, for many techy types, presenting their precious ideas to others doesn’t come easily. They might be the brightest in the room but they’re not always the bravest.

So how do the quiet people become the loudest people in the room while still remaining true to who they are?

Michelle will introduce powerful techniques and tips for public speaking and networking for introverts as well as help managers understand how to bring the best out of diverse tech teams.

About Michelle:
Dr Michelle Dickinson (aka Nanogirl) is a geek who’s overcome extreme shyness and now regularly finds herself in her biggest fear zone, the speaking spotlight. She is currently Director of Nanogirl Labs Ltd, Co-Founder of the charity OMGTech! and Senior Lecturer in Engineering at the University of Auckland. With a PhD in fracture mechanics, Michelle is formally trained in breaking engineering components, but is passionate about devoting her life to breaking stereotypes.

Winner of the Prime Ministers Science Media Communication Prize and the New Zealand Association of Scientists Science Communicators Award in 2014, and the Royal Society of New Zealand Callaghan Medal in 2015, Michelle strongly believes that science and technology should be open, transparent and a topic of conversation over the dinner table, not just the lab bench.

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