What’s next with #BIT16 proposals?

Thanks to everyone who submitted a proposal for the Bring IT, Together 16 Conference.  This three-day event will feature a wide variety of topics and presentations geared for Ontario Education.  The presentations submitted are guaranteed to make this excellent educational technology conference even better than ever.

What’s next?

The next steps are in the hands of the conference committee.  There are far more presentation proposals received than there are time slots!  So, the entire committee will be evaluating all of these and attempt to put together a slate featuring the best of the best. Undoubtedly, there will be many great proposals that we will have to pass on, simply because we don’t have enough spaces to accommodate everyone.

Everyone will be notified of the outcome, whether successful or not, and some will be advised that their proposals are on the waiting list. Every year, for a variety of reasons, we have a small number of presenters who are unable to attend and we fill their spaces with presentations from the waiting list.

It will take about a month to get this job done and each presentation proposal will be reviewed by at least three committee members to give the best review possible.  Consequently, the acceptance notices will probably not be sent out until late May (in case you have your email open and are waiting!) That doesn’t mean that you can’t start preparing your presentation now.  Brainstorming and doing a graphic organization of your topic will ensure that you put together the best presentation you can.  

Hopefully, you’ve read the advice from our “experienced presenters” series.  There’re some great ideas there.

Here are a few additional resources that you might find helpful:

Why Your Tech-Obsessed Conference Presentation Stinks—and How to Make It Better

Where would we be without Top 10 lists?

10 Great Tips for Effective Presentations

And, don’t forget your presentation style either! 

Tics, Bad Habits And Infelicities: My Top Ten Peeves In Public Speaking

Good luck with your presentation preparation.  

Check back here often for updates about the conference.

Presentations Committee:  Jeff, Doug, Peter
presentations@bringittogether.ca

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