Concurrent Sessions at the annual conference should grab and hold the attention of the audience. Presenters should keep in mind that attendees are attending multiple sessions and networking events each day. The most successful sessions are interactive, relevant to the challenges faced by professionals, and able to demonstrate how lessons learned can be adapted to benefit each attendees’ unique situation. Successful sessions list clear learning outcomes at the beginning of the session and a list of actionable take-aways at the end.
Panel Discussions at the conference are a great way to share ideas between participants from a variety of programs and can be used as a sounding board and idea exchange to help participants fine tune their initiatives. Panel discussions should begin with a short 5 – 10min presentation to set the tone and agenda for the discussion followed by the presenters beginning the exchange of information and moderating the session.
Posters give participants and presenters the opportunity to share and examine problems, issues, and solutions in a casual, personal environment. These sessions are typically informal and interactive. As attendees visit this informal setting, presenters can discuss and share their work on a one-to-one basis. Presenters will use a poster display (and laptop and print materials if they wish) to demonstrate the features and functionality of the tool or program, as well as to provide a visual overview of the project. Presenters should also prepare a few introductory remarks to engage listeners in the subject. Maximum of two presenters.
Offered as full- or half-day options, preconference workshops provide participants with a deeper examination of various topics, facilitated by leaders with extensive experience in those areas. Workshops are highly interactive and give participants the chance to discuss in-depth approaches to challenges they are facing on campus, share solutions, and learn strategies. These workshops are considered part of ACTP’s professional learning and career development offerings and, as such, require learning outcomes. Maximum of four presenters.
Interested in presenting a preconference workshop? Apply using the Call For Proposals form by August 2nd, 2021 for your topic to be considered for new preconference workshops.
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