decent Posted April 20, 2017 Share Posted April 20, 2017 (edited) Earlier this semester my phd advisor asked if I'd like to go to an international conference. I assumed I'd have a fly on the wall position since I've shifted fields a bit in my research since my masters. About two weeks ago, my advisor submits a topic for me to present on for a 30 minute presentation! I've spent the henceforth two weeks investigating the topic. Not only do I not have experience in this area experimentally, even if things went PERFECT to plan, it would be just a couple a days before I'd have results before departing, let alone competent analysis. The university contingent has already bought my transportation--much earlier in the year in fact before I knew of any presentation plans. EDIT: I should mention the conference travel starts at the end of May. I'm just really stuck on how to have an honest conversation that this is not feasible. Any thoughts on how to approach this or fresh perspectives? Edited April 20, 2017 by decent clarify date Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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