Elevator Pitching

Date: 19 May 2017

Venue: UAntwerp, Stadscampus, gebouw M, aula M.101 - St-Jacobsstraat 2 - 2000 Antwerp (route: UAntwerpen, Stadscampus)

Time: 8:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Organization / co-organization: Faculty of Social Sciences

Short description: PhD Day

As every year, we organize the (Faculty of) Social Sciences PhD day, open for all PhD students from all faculties. Limited spaces available, so...register fast!

The workshop, brought to you by Lies Martens and Harald Van Beeck from Expert Academy, concerns Elevator Pitching. How do you 'sell' your idea? How do you convince other people of your project? How do you get your colleagues enthusiastic to go along with your story? Elevator speech or elevator pitch means conveying your message in a brief, clear and compact manner. Elevator talk is also essential for networking and it is a useful tool for establishing fruitful contacts with potential prospects. Elevator talk opens doors. A powerful and impactful elevator pitch will enable you to leave a professional and lasting impression and will improve your chances for success.  In this practice-oriented workshop you will learn how to create your own successful elevator speech, and to convey it to others in a convincing way.


  • 08h30: Registration and coffee
  • 09h00: Welcome in M.101 by Heidi Vandebosch, chair of the SW doctoral committee
  • 09h15: Workshop by Lies Martens and Harald Van Beeck, Expert Academy: " Elevator pitching techniques” in M102 and M104
  • 10h45: Presentation of pitches to the group, M102 and M104, including feedback in M101
  • 12h15: Lunch in M107

Participation in the PhD day is part of the Capita Selecta of Social Sciences Scholarship (CSSSS) for all SW PhD students who started this academic year. All other SW PhD students who participate in the PhD day will gain 0,5 points for your progress report as a PhD student in the category 'Adapting to research environment'.


Registration: Online registration possible until 8th of May : via website

Link: https://www.uantwerpen.be/nl/faculteiten/faculteit-sociale-wetenschappen/onderzoek/fss-phd-day/