PhD Day 2021 - When Creativity meets Science (Online)
This years theme: "When Creativity meets Science"
The PhD council and the Graduate School of Life Sciences joint forces to organize an afternoon with 3 plenary sessions and interactive workshops. This year it will be an online event.
Information about the programme can be found below.
Please find below the preliminary schedule. Small changes in time may occur.
12.00 – 12.15 Opening – Prof.dr. Toine Egberts (Director of doctoral education GSLS)
12.15 – 12.30 Ceremony PhD Day Creativity Award 2021 (PhD Day committee)
12.30 – 13.15 The Science of Creativity – Nick Skillicorn
Nick is the founder of www.ideatovalue.com and Improvides Innovation Consulting, and is regarded as one of the world’s premier experts on the science underpinning creativity and how this leads to or prevents breakthrough innovations.
13.15 – 13.30 Break
13.30 – 14.15 Workshop – Round 1
14.15 – 14.30 Break
14.30 – 15.15 Workshop – Round 2
15.15 – 15.30 Break
15.30 – 16.15 Creativity × Science = Startups that Build the Future – Daniel Gebler
Daniel Gebler is the CTO at Picnic, the world’s fastest growing online supermarket that makes grocery shopping simple, fun, and affordable for everyone.
16.15 – 16.20 Break
16.20 – 16.50 Magic at work – Jasper van Luit
Jasper van Luit is an illusionist and communication specialist who performs all over the world. During his study communication, he discovered the similarities between the way an illusionist thinks and a successful organization.
16.50 – 17.00 Closure (PhD Day committee)
Workshop 1: Creativity in Teams - Cécile Claessen
In this workshop you will learn more about idea killers and ground rules of a creative meeting. We will work with MURAL a great tool for brainstorming and creative meetings. We will use a “real life” question. You will also learn how to develop an energetic flow in a meeting. At the end of this session we will use the COCD box to select good ideas. You will receive a link for MURAL and be able to practice in advance.
Workshop 2: Designing your Thesis Cover: What to Consider? - Vincent van der Vliet
In this 45-minute workshop, you'll be introduced to the important basics of graphic design. With the design of your thesis cover clearly in mind, we'll go over colour theory, typography and the basics of composition: what to put where on the cover. Vincent will give you pointers about what to do, and what to avoid at all costs. Spine width? Invitation? Image licenses? You'll have it covered after this workshop.
Workshop 3: Presenting Science: Know What to Show! - Noor Godijk
Want to send your message and make it stick? Use the right emotion. How? With colours, fonts and strengthened by an image. Subscribe to this workshop to learn how to make catching (scientific) powerpoints and posters, even when you're bound to a house style. For more information about Good Consulting, go to goodconsulting.nl
Workshop 4: Mindmapping - Laurens van der Vuurst
Making a mind map helps to visualize ideas and concepts for yourself and others. By structuring information, you will make it easier to analyze and understand the information and thereby it will help to make associations to expand your idea. You will activate your whole brain as next to words, also colors, shapes and spatial awareness will be used to create the mind map. In this workshop, you will write down a specific question/bottleneck of your own research and use the SCAMPER technique to analyze the question. This will give new insights into the research questions. After this workshop, you have learned a new technique, but also new ideas for your own research.
Workshop 5: Brainstorming: Structuring Creativity - Laurens van der Vuurst
When you brainstorm together you can rely on the creative people in a group, however encouraging creativity in each other is much more effective. This will not happen automatically, especially because academic thinking is most often convergent thinking, where we already stop new ideas before the brainstorming has even started. Divergent thinking is much more open minded, it is associative thinking. In this workshop, we will answer the following question “what are the three best ways to brainstorm?” Thereby, (1) participants will discover that they are not brainstorming at all, but are sharing experiences of previous brainstorm sessions (2), do not clarify how to interpret the question and/or (3) start a discussion. This is a wake-up call. Next, students are taught to recognize divergent and convergent thinking and to encourage divergent thinking.
Workshop 6: Train Your Creative Muscle - Jojanneke van den Bosch
Working on your PhD is a fantastic adventure, but it can also be rather challenging, and from time to time daunting. In the messy middle (usually the second year), things may get a bit tougher than during the blissful first year. Jojanneke looked into some challenges that many PhD candidates have encountered. Whatever the challenge may be, there is always a way. Whether or not your PhD is going peachy, Jojanneke would like to help out with some practical, creative exercises that might also come in handy in your daily life. For Jojanneke, they have helped her publish three books, create a TEDx talk, launch over 25 online courses, and build her life from scratch and without family, after having lost her parents and most of her family at age 14. Resilience is a big theme in her life, and in many people's lives. She learned a crucial lesson: creativity triggers resilience. But there is more to add to this equation, to make your innovation thrive. And that's where the magic happens. Jojanneke will elaborate on this in the workshop.
Workshop 7: Creativity under Pressure - Paula Meesters
In this interactive workshop by our PhD-psychologist Paula Meesters, you will find out how stress and pressure diminish access to the creative brain and how you can cope with this.
Creativity powers science... and we would like to see how!
For the second time and fitting this years PhD Day theme perfectly, the most creative and original PhD project representation will be selected. Creativity has no limits, so you decide on the format: a painting, a musical, individual, as a group...
Submit your proposal before April 7th, 2021. After a pre-selection, participants of the PhD Day will decide who they think was the most creative! Let your imagination fly!
If you need some inspiration, check out some of the previous projects:
- 1st place 2019, Maria Luisa Tataranno,
- 2nd place 2019, Julia Bauza Martinez & Laura Demmers,
- 3rd place 2019, Kelly Dingess & Jing Zhu,
- those that draw their PhD,
- those that sing their PhD,
- those that dance their PhD,
- the whole performance from our own university...
The top 3 contributions are (pre-)selected to be shown during the PhD Day. The audience is our jury!
THE PHD DAY AWARD WINNER(S) RECEIVE(S) A BOL.COM GIFTCARD WORTH €250.
Submit your creation to firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Start date and time
- End date and time
- Entrance fee
- All PhD candidates of the Graduate School of Life Sciences are welcome to join the PhD Day. Attendance is free of charge, registration is required.
Please register here.
Attending the whole programme will be awarded with 0.2 EC.