My experience at the Young West Virginia Power Building Conference in 2016 was amazing.
I had never presented at a conference, let alone on research that I had done. I went into the conference very nervous because I did not know what to expect, but after meeting other hosts and the coordinators my nervousness subsided and I was ready to go!
I had a room full of high school students, Marshall Students and community members who were very excited to learn from the different workshops. They were very inquisitive and were very willing to take action in any way that they could. I was able to learn a lot from the different workshops, too, and from the questions asked by the audience.
Everyone that I encountered from registration to presenting, and even a year later, has been very friendly, helpful, and eager to learn.
I never at any point felt like I was alone or lost. I was able to meet several amazing individuals that I have had the pleasure of working with after the conference and that I am still in contact with.
This conference created a network of leaders who are eager to educate the community by presenting on topics near and dear to them.
To anyone who is interested I would recommend presenting at this year’s Young West Virginia Power Building Conference, happening Sept 8 – 10 at Marshall. It is an amazing experience that will stick with you for a very long time.
All the information about attending the conference, or applying to host a workshop is here. The deadline for workshop proposals is June 2.
If your proposal is accepted you will be assigned a coach to help you think through your presentation to ensure its interactive and informative.