thesis defence questions
FYI the defense includes just myself and a small examination committee (three people) so no audience, peers etc.
Perhaps you can ask for advice on post-PhD life? Assuming you’re pretty confident that you’ll pass your exam (and your advisor shouldn’t have allowed you to defend if they didn’t think you were 100% going to pass!), your next step will be getting a job or postdoc somewhere. Perhaps you can ask the committee what they found most important during their first few years post-defense?