Many of the great thinkers of the past, the so called "Renaissance Men", excelled in both Engineering/Science and Exposition/Rhetoric/Oration. MIT engineers and scientists of today, the creative men and women who will be the leaders of tomorrow, can be excellent speakers 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 the workshop offerings and/or the competition judging.
Thanks go to the sponsors of this event, in order of sponsorship:
Thanks to the many individuals who have given their input and support, including:
This year's event is organized by Dr Tony Eng (Senior Lecturer in EECS).
MIT Can Talk 2013
MIT Can Talk 2012
Last Modified: Oct 17, 2013