MARK YOUR CALENDARS: Speed Mentoring Event & Complimentary Headshots

Monday, February 5, 2024, from 5:15 – 7:00 PM

SPEED MENTORING by Appointment Only 5:15 – 6:15 PM
HEADSHOT PHOTOS Open to All Attendees 5:15 – 7:00 PM
RECEPTION Open to All Attendees 6:15 – 7:00 PM

  • The mentoring event is open to all registered WORLDSymposium attendees as part of the conference registration. There is NO ADDITIONAL FEE for this session. 
  • All attendees who sign up for this event before the deadline will be scheduled to meet 4-6 mentors in 5-7 minute increments during this one hour session for open discussion with their selected mentors. 
  • The Registration Deadline is December 1, 2023, and advance registration is required. Mentoring appointments fill quickly. Be sure to register early.
  • The hour-long Speed Mentoring event will be followed by a reception open to all WORLDSymposium 2024 attendees to support and encourage ongoing discussion.

WORLDSymposium 2024: Seeking Lysosomal Disease Professionals for Speed Mentoring 

WORLDSymposium is seeking people to mentor the next generation for the 2024 “Speed Mentoring” session to be held at WORLDSymposium 2024. Qualifications include:

  • Ability to travel to San Diego to participate live at WORLDSymposium 2024.
  • Willingness to meet with newer researchers in 5-7 minute increments during a scheduled “speed mentoring” session on Monday, February 5 from 5:15-6:15 PM, and stay for open discussion with attendees from 6:15-7:00 PM.
  • Willingness to share tips, advice and knowledge 1:1 during the scheduled time period.
  • A passion for teaching and mentoring to help foster the next generation of researchers.

In exchange for your expertise, WORLDSymposium would provide complimentary registration for WORLDSymposium 2024. All mentors will be publicly acknowledged throughout the 2024 program.

If you are interested, please fill out some brief information here, and a WORLDSymposium team member will contact you. If you know someone who would be a great mentor for this program, please share this page with them, and encourage them to apply. Deadline to apply: October 15, 2023.

Speed Mentoring
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Limit to 75 words or less. Will be published on the WORLDSymposium website and included in promotional emails.
Please explain why you would like to participate and if you have been a part of a Speed Mentoring event in the past.

Maximum file size: 2MB

Recommended Size: 300px x 300px (Max file size is 2 MB). Tip: while a non square photo can also be uploaded, please consider to not have any side smaller than 300px and that only a square ratio from the middle of the image will be displayed. Also, please ensure that the face is contained in an approximate center area. It's safer to crop your image to a square before upload, particularly if it is in portrait orientation.

If you are an attendee looking to be mentored, the sign up form will be available November 1, 2023. The deadline for attendee mentoring sign up is December 1, 2023

Complimentary Headshot Photos

Need an updated headshot? Take advantage of this complimentary service during the Speed Mentoring event and at the Speed Mentoring Reception. Open to all attendees. All mentors and individuals registered for the speed mentoring appointments will have first priority. All other WORLDSymposium attendees are also welcome, and photos will be taken in the order of arrival for the photo queue.  Your professional photo will be emailed to you. Attendees are encouraged to wear business professional attire.