Category: conference

Bumbling though a conversation with an eminent…

Bumbling though a conversation with an eminent professor, the grad student outdoes his own stupidity with every remark he makes.

Jamming gym clothes into his luggage for a con…

Jamming gym clothes into his luggage for a conference, the grad student gets the only workout he will have during the entire conference.

Shaking hands with someone he is certain torpe…

Shaking hands with someone he is certain torpedoed one of
his manuscripts, the grad student imagines the sounds of bones being crushed.

Serving as a discussant, the grad student lobs…

Serving as a discussant, the grad student lobs passive-aggressive shots at the panelist who only circulated his paper the night before.

Facing an imminent deadline to send in his con…

Facing an imminent deadline to send in his conference paper, the grad student slowly but surely lowers his standards.

Toiling away at a major conference, the grad s…

Toiling away at a major conference, the grad student gets distracted by carefree senior faculty who are in vacation mode.

Crossing through the crowded lobby of the conf…

Crossing through the crowded lobby of the conference center, the grad student pities the bewildered family that is staying in the hotel.