Ignite Talks: Rethinking Presentations
Wayne Loftus, AHIP, 2011 National Program Committee
Enlighten us, but make it quick! This year, the National Program Committee (NPC) will sponsor a program featuring a new format: the Ignite talk. Short, high-energy, and fun, Ignite talks all follow the same five-minute format: twenty slides that automatically advance every fifteen seconds. Intimidated? Don’t be. The constraints lead to creative and entertaining presentations.
The objective of this program is to provide a forum for new concepts in health information. The Ignite session will offer meeting attendees the opportunity to present on a new idea, technology, or program that did not exist when the call for proposals was issued last summer. Even if a topic has been around for a while, the NPC is providing a chance to rethink the subject in a brand new format. Share your passions; tell your story.
To be a part of Ignite at MLA ’11 and to be considered to be one of the 12 featured speakers, please submit a proposal in an abstract of up to 250 words. Those whose abstracts are selected will be expected to provide their presentations at 1 of 4 sessions during MLA ’11 in Minneapolis, MN. Topics can range from libraries, to technology, to health, to any relevant subject—use your imagination!
Abstracts may be submitted at z.umn.edu/mlaignite/; the deadline for submission is Monday, March 28, 2011. Acceptance notices will sent by Monday, April 11. Membership in MLA is not required; however, speakers are required to register for MLA ’11. Ignite sessions at MLA ’11 will be will be captured and disseminated for MLA ’11 attendees, at home and at the meeting.
To find further information about this event and to discuss possible topics—or to receive encouragement to get on stage—please contact Wayne Loftus, AHIP.
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