Learn how to write a short biography for a conference programme.

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Julie Wong

Julie Wong is a leading researcher in the field of Robotics and AI. She has been published extensively as author and co-author of over 50 papers in highly regarded, peer-reviewed journals. She frequently speaks at international conferences and was awarded the prestigious Royal Academy Simone Fielding fellowship in 2012. Julie lives with her family in a smart home she designed herself.

Terrie Sharp

Best-selling author Terrie Sharp knows how to tell a good story or two, having twice won the Olive Crime Writer Award. Born on the housing estate with the highest crime rate in Glasgow, she learned to keep quiet, stay out of trouble and how to open car doors with a knife. Luckily, she only used her knowledge to write her novels and she's not so quiet these days, appearing on popular daytime shows like Police Today and at writing conferences throughout the UK.

Ahmed Modine

Ahmed Modine started his first business at age 14 and retired at 32. Along the way he went bankrupt twice and lost his house and car once. What he learned about starting again from scratch became the number one most popular online course on U-Learn.com: From up to down to up again – How to succeed when everything sucks. What he doesn't know about turning an idea into a profitable business isn't worth knowing.

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Advanced: C1

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I haven't got a chance to write a bios to someone alive, i will be proud of writing it. But I don't know if it's a chance but i wrote the entire bios of my late aunt. It's amazing to sum up the life of the person in some few lines. I was honoured to have been chosen to do it.