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Practitioners' Forum!

Join us on Thursday, May 19 for dinner and a meeting at:
The Management Education Center
811 West Square Lake Road Troy, MI 48098

 Don't be bashful! 

This is a GREAT opportunity for you to present at a professional society!
And... we promise, we're gentle with all presenters – you’ll have fun!

We count on your involvement to make the evening a success. 

If you have an idea, register right away so that we can schedule you into the agenda!

 Presenter Details 

You must register to be a presenter by May 12, 2015. If you would like us to provide copies of your Cracker-barrel handout, please email it to handouts@ispimi.org no later than close of business May 12th. Handouts should be no more than 3 pages and in 8.5 X 11 PDF format. Black and white only, please. We will provide electronic copies to the participants only. 

There are three formats for presentations: 

99 Second 

That's all the time the presenter, or a group of presenters, has to communicate that one little nugget of information to enlighten us all. It's a fast race to the finish line for the presenters-but you'll be amazed at how much can be packed into 99 seconds. This format is highly entertaining for attendees and a lot of fun for the presenters. No handouts are associated with format. 


The old-timers shared information around a cracker barrel, why not us? In this format, attendees circulate from table to table, hear a 10-minute presentation from the table host, and then participate in a 10-minute discussion. This format is great for presenters who need more than 99 seconds to share a project, a model, an emerging trend, a tool, or anything else of interest to colleagues. If you're a host, here's your chance to share and to pick your colleagues' brains! If you're an attendee, you'll have a chance to learn from some of the best practitioners in ISPI. Typically presenters provide a handout of 1-3 pages - 8x11" which will distribute electronically prior to the event. 


PechaKucha (Japanese for "chit-chat") is a presentation style in which 20 slides are shown for 20 seconds each (six minutes and 40 seconds total). The format, which keeps presentations concise and fast-paced, traditionally uses graphics with no (or very few) "projected" words. Presenters provide a voice-over as needed.  The slides must be set to automatically proceed every 20 seconds – no on-site control for the presenter! 

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