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Dr. Dora Dzvonyar

Science Communication and Engagement
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My name is Dora Dzvonyar. I have been a TEDx organizer, science engagement curator, and speaker coach for over 6 years. During my doctorate at the Technical University of Munich, I worked at the intersection of science and technology, a big part of which involved teaching software teams how to explain technical details of their system to people from all kinds of disciplines. Now I manage a science engagement space and curate events at the BIOTOPIA museum for life sciences in Munich.

I have personally worked with more than 200 people from a variety of fields on how to put their ideas from science, technology, and other areas of their lives into the best shape possible. My main specialties are event curation, moderation, group workshops, and personal coaching (all of this in German or English).

I combine a strong teaching background with a scientific mind and can help you with my experience on different kinds of stages, developing content for both expert and general audiences. Let’s bring what is in your head out in an engaging and understandable way together!

How can I help you?

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Event Curation

I have been curating events about science, technology, and other topics that matter since 2014. I love assembling engaging, diverse content while keeping the audience and bigger picture in mind.

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Moderation

As an event moderator, I enjoy putting the speakers at ease and letting them appear in the best possible light. In a panel or fireside chat, I can keep the conversation going while making sure everyone feels included and heard. 

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Speaker Coaching

Are you preparing for a presentation or a critical pitch? Let’s make sure it meets the needs of the audience and leaves them hooked. We can also work on your general speaking skills together.

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Workshops

I love designing content that makes groups of all kinds of sizes learn about how to communicate their ideas in a hands-on way. I also have several years of experience in conceiving virtual formats.

Appearances

“Connecting ideas and people is my passion” (TUM Alumni & Career)

Bringing fresh perspectives into the world, exchanging ideas and meeting new people: TUM PhD candidate Dora Dzvonyar is a true all-rounder when it comes to bringing together research with industry or making it accessible to the general public. Read more…

Dora Dzvonyar über Werdegang zur WissKomm (Go Digital Ladies Podcast)

Dora Dzvonyar erzählt, warum sie sich für die Promotion entschieden hat, was es heißt Science communicator & curator zu sein, und was ihr Ansatz zum Thema Networking ist. Listen to episode…

Why science can’t exist without good communication (Womanthology)

I believe that science can’t exist without good communication. The most exciting research lives from an interdisciplinary view on things, and how do we get ahead if we only ever talk to people in our own field? Read more…

ARD-Themenwoche 2019 “Zukunft Bildung” (TV Interview)

Die promovierte Informatikerin Dora Dzvonyar lotet die vielfältigen Möglichkeiten von Wissenschaft und Forschung aus und bringt Menschen und Ideen aus verschiedenen Disziplinen zusammen. Und sie räumt mit Rollenklischees auf. Watch interview…

Testimonials

I found working with Dora useful and productive. As a scientist, my TEDx talk was aimed at a much more general audience than I am accustomed to speaking to. Dora helped refine my talk, pointing out technical jargon and suggesting simpler ways to display or portray the same ideas. She was very good at finding easy-to-understand ways to communicate difficult concepts and coming up with great phrases to help keep attention. She managed to do all this while still recognizing the effort the speaker put into the preparation and making me feel appreciated. I genuinely enjoyed the feedback and working with her to produce the best talk possible.

Dr. Maria Spletter, LMU

The collaboration with Dora was simply a great experience. She is very organized, incredibly smart and has a great personality – with a very good sense of humor, which is very welcome in today’s corporate environments. It’s fun to work with her, she is able to coordinate a team and collaborate with different types of people in tasks so that the end results is just what it needs to be.

Sandra Heinzen, frog Design

Dora hat uns bei den Women of TUM Talks 2018 als Alumna und Moderatorin unterstützt. Sie war Ansprechpartnerin für die Rednerinnen und hat sie auf wundervolle Weise bei der Wahl und Tiefung ihrer Themen gecoacht und über Wellen von Lampenfieber hinweg geholfen. Am Tag selbst hat sie mit ihrer Moderation gute Übergänge geschaffen und wesentlich zum Gelingen der Veranstaltung beigetragen. Es ist eine Freude mit ihr zu arbeiten. Verbindlich, kreativ, herzlich und humorvoll.

Iris Stolz, TUM Alumni & Career

Dora Dzvonyar habe ich als Kuratorin von TEDxTUM kennen und schätzen gelernt. Über acht Monate führte sie mich als Sprecher sicher durch den Entstehungsprozess meines Talks. Hier erlebte ich Dora als perfekte Organisatorin und konstruktive Kritikerin, aber auch als empathische Pragmatikerin. Ich bin dankbar, dass ich mit ihr arbeiten durfte und empfehle sie besonders allen, die ein komplexes Thema verständlich darbieten wollen.

Justus Schütze, BUZZN

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