Ignite sessions are a recent addition (since 2012) to the set of session types presented at the AEA annual conference. Just 5 minutes in length, Ignite sessions are very short and thus the presenter must be prepared and the presentation must follow a particular structure. In this 30 minute training webinar, AEA’s former eLearning Initiatives Director Stephanie Evergreen describes the preparation, logistics, development, and delivery of an Ignite presentation. The training includes a demonstration of a full Ignite presentation.
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What does an Ignite session look like?
Ignite presentations are grouped for the conference into sets on a common general theme, such as ‘health and human services’ or ‘exploring methodology.’ During an Ignite session, a moderator briefly introduces each presentation and the presentations are given in rapid succession, one following another. At the end, time is set aside for connecting with individual presenters, but there is no formal question and answer portion of the session. With some presentations akin to a performance, and recognizing that for many the format is a new one, audiences often applaud and support those who rise to the occasion. Read more
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