Many of the great thinkers of the past, the so called "Renaissance Men", excelled in both Engineering/Science and Exposition/Rhetoric/Oration. There is no reason why the MIT engineers and scientists of today, the creative men and women who will be the leaders of tomorrow, cannot do so as well. "MIT Can Talk" was organized to promote campus-wide awareness of good oral communication skills. It consists of: (1) a series of independent workshop sessions on public speaking/oral communication, followed by (2) a speaking competition. The workshops are open to the MIT community, but the competition is open only to current MIT students.
The ability to communicate applies to every discipline. As a result, all Schools are involved in this event, both in the workshop offerings and in the competition judging.
MIT Can Talk 2012
Thanks go to the sponsors of this event, in order of sponsorship:
This year's event is organized by Dr Tony Eng (Senior Lecturer in EECS), and Cody Coleman (senior in EECS, President of HKN).
Last Modified: Oct 9, 2012