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Ideas Fair for Visual Papers

Visual Presentation Planning:

In order to help you to visualise how the Ideas Fair looks and works, we’ve included some photos from previous years below:

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Instructions for Presenters:

I am sure that you are now working on the material for your presentation, so I enclose a few details regarding the way that this will look and what the physical requirements will be.

Basically, each presentation will have a table with a tri-fold board on it. You can use this equipment in any way that makes your presentation work for you. For example, you may use the table to place physical collateral relevant to your topic such as souvenirs, memorabilia or any other item. You can also use this space to include a laptop – one of the best ways I’ve seen this work is to have a looped presentation of photos on it that can run while you talk to people.

In terms of the display board, again you can use this how you wish, but most people tend to put up more ‘poster’ style material here. However, please be aware that the boards themselves are tri-fold, meaning that they have two folds in them and that they will need to be bent to stand up. So, do not create ONE single poster to cover the entire board is difficult to stand up due to the need for it to fold.

The dimensions are:

Two 12 inch (30.5 cm) wide side panels with one center section of 24 inches (61cm), making a total area of 48 inches (122cm). The height of the board is 36 inches (91.5cm).

Please note that you will be in a space with some 30-40 other presenters along with many people talking (and possibly enjoying a glass of wine), so your presentation needs to be easy to understand and engaging to those passing. 

To help you in your planning, below is the judging criteria that will be applied by the team of judges assessing the award for the Best Visual Presentation:

  • Overall visual impact (15 points)
  • Relevance to the Conference Theme (5 points)
  • Relevance of the material presented to the style of presentation (10 points)
  • Interest of topic (5 points)
  • Appropriate research approach/method (5 points)
  • Contribution to the field (academic/industry) or its potential if exploratory or working paper (10 points)

The highest rated presentation (out of 50 points) will be awarded the Best Visual Presentation award.

I do hope that you will take full advantage of this great opportunity to present your research in a different format, and one which we have found to be extremely effective and enjoyable.

We will advise you on set-up time closer to the event, but it will most likely be the hour or so preceding the session.

The Ideas Fair is scheduled for Wed June 21st from 5.00-6.0pm. Set up will be 3.30-4.30pm. All presentations must be up by 4.30 to assist with the judging process.

We look forward to seeing you in Quebec for what will be a great conference and excellent session!

And if you have not yet registered for the conference, please do so at http://www.ttra.com/events/2017-international-conference-registration/

Regards
Sue Beeton, PhD

 

what is "ideas fair"?

Visual Papers provide an opportunity for researchers to share their research and engage in more detailed conversation. The “Ideas Fair” provides an important venue for presentation of research using posters, videos and a variety of other media.

Below is an important message from Prof Sue Beeton, Chair of the Ideas Fair outlining the concept and providing some suggestions for those considering this format. More video messages will be added as you get closer to preparing the presentations.

 

From the "Ideas Fair" session at the conference, the best visual presentation will be selected. The evaluation criteria is listed below:

  • Overall visual impact (15 points)
  • Relevance to the Conference Theme (5 points)
  • Relevance of the material presented to the style of presentation (10 points)
  • Interest of topic (5 points)
  • Appropriate research approach/method (5 points)
  • Contribution to the field (academic/industry) or its potential if exploratory or working paper (10 points)

The highest rated presentation (out of 50 points) will be awarded the Best Visual Presentation award. Click HERE to learn more about this (and other) award opportunities.  

More details on the "Ideas Fair" for Visual Papers will be available soon, along with our own Facebook page. Please check back regularly.

 
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