2024 Concordia Three Minute Thesis and Ma th├Ęse en 180 secondes competitions training (Online) | GPSC405


The 3MT competition is open to all Doctoral students and Master's (thesis-option), while the MT180 competition is only open to Doctoral students. Interested students must sign up for the training sessions, where they will learn details about the requirements of the competition and receive coaching on how to present their research in an engaging and accessible way.
*PhD students interested in signing up for the MT180 competition must express their interest to their coaches in advance*
All participants must fully attend their online training sessions and participate in at least one in-person practice session with guest coaches between January and February.
Students are expected to dedicate around 20 hours to participate in the 3MT/MT180 competition:  8h for coaching sessions, 5-10h of individual work on crafting the presentation structure and slide, 2h for the competition dry run, and 2h for attending the final competition.
Training and competition timeline:

January 26-February 20: Training focusing on designing the pitch and slide as follows:
1st training day: Students learn the rules of the competition and judging criteria and start drafting their script outline.
2nd training day: Students present their script and get feedback on their story from their coaches and peers.
3rd training day: Students present updated script and slide based on feedback received during second session.
Feb 2: PhD students interested in participating in MT180 can join a special preparation session from Acfas. More information here: https://www.acfas.ca/formations/mt180
February 21-March 5: Students can sign up for any 4th in-person training day when they practice in-person with coaches and guest coaches. The coaching for these sessions focuses on presentation delivery and body language and the title of the presentation.
March 8: Dry run for the competition
March 15: Final competition (3MT and MT180)

April-June: National competitions (NAGS and CAGS Eastern Regional 3MT finals; Acfas Finale Nationale de MT180 Finale Nationale)

The 2024 3MT/MT180 Concordia competition will take place at Concordia 4th Space on Friday, March 15, 2023 at 2 PM. Prizes will be awarded to the top presenters, and two students will be selected to represent Concordia University at the regional and national competitions. The audience can choose their favourite presentation by casting their votes online for the People's Choice Award.

Learning Objectives

In this workshop, students will:


  • Identify the 3MT &MT180 Competition rules and judging criteria.
  • Develop a script and slide to present their research in 3 minutes or less.
  • Apply presentation techniques to describe their research in a memorable and accessible manner.
  • Produce a 3-minute-long presentation utilizing feedback from coaches and peers received during the training sessions.

Leaders Information

Workshop leaders include:
- GradProSkills success in graduate school workshop leaders
- Previous 3MT&MT180 winners and guest coaches


Event details

Workshop location


Start date

Tuesday, January 30, 2024

End date

Tuesday, February 20, 2024

Workshop days



From 10:00 to 12:00


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Additional details

This workshop has a $25 non-attendance fee

Registration deadline

Saturday, January 27, 2024

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Skill domains

Communication Presenting