In my field (computer science), many conferences have a section dedicated to PhD forums. For example, this one
has the following schedule
- Lightning-talks session followed by poster
- "Speed dating" with senior researchers
- Invited talk
- "Experience sharing" talks by senior PhD students/recent graduates
I have no experience of Phd forums, so I am wondering if it is worthwhile to participate at one of them. At a first glance, they seem something like an opportunity to build a bit of network, and to talk with potential postdoc advisors.
Has anyone some positive/negative experience about PhD forums? Do you suggest to participate?