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"The Best Advice I Ever Received" Session

Sunday, June 9 | 7:30–8:30 p.m. | Arbors

Professionals from academia, industry, and government share their stories, job insights, and offer the best wisdom that was given to them in their careers. Learn from the lessons of others and ask for advice on your career. This will be a panel discussion with lots of time for Q&A. All conference registrants are welcome to attend!

3-Minute Pitch

Monday, June 10 | 6:30–7:30 p.m. | Terrace

The 3-minute Pitch challenges students and young professionals to present a compelling oration on their recent work/ideas and its significance, all within 3 minutes in layman’s language. The goal of this 3-minute Pitch session is to promote new technologies, crystallize discoveries, and disseminate innovative ideas to the professional society.

Why compete in the 3-minute pitch?

Meet peers from all over the world in the ICTD conference, advertise what you are doing, and excite the professional society. The winner will receive $300.

What to talk about in 3 minutes?

Anything that is novel, interesting, has a societal impact and shows a promising prospect. It could be a research project, a new proof-of-concept, recent work, etc.

Who's eligible to compete?

Registered ICTD attendees who are undergraduate or graduate students, or are young professionals of 35 years old or younger on . You must sign-up by contacting Cong Chen at [email protected]. Space is limited, so sign up today!

Rules

  • One (1) single static PowerPoint (or PDF) slide is permitted and pre-loaded into the podium computer before the start of the session (no slide transitions, animations or ‘movement’ of any description; the slide is to be presented from the beginning of the oration). The PowerPoint slide could be in either standard size (4:3) or widescreen size (16:9).
  • Additional electronic media (e.g. audio and video files) are permitted.
  • Additional props (e.g. costumes, musical instruments, laboratory equipment) are permitted.
  • Limited to 3 minutes maximum and competitors exceeding 3 minutes are disqualified.
  • are to be spoken word (i.e. no poems, raps or songs).
  • Considered to have commenced when a presenter starts their presentation through movement or speech.
  • Reminder will be provided by the moderator when there is 1 minute left before the end of 3-minute timeframe.
  • Decision of the adjudicating panel is final.

Judging criteria

Significance:

  • Does the presented work/ideas show promise in improving quality of life and social welfare?
  • Does the presented work/ideas show sufficient novelty and intellectual merit?
  • Comprehension:
  • Did the presentation provide an understanding of the background to the question being addressed and its significance?
  • Did the presentation clearly describe the (anticipated) key results of the work/ideas including conclusions and outcomes?
  • Did the presentation follow a clear and logical sequence?

Engagement:

  • Did the presenter convey enthusiasm for their work/ideas?
  • Did the presenter capture and maintain their audience’s attention?

Communication style:

  • Was the topic, key results and research/project significance and outcomes communicated in language appropriate to a non-specialist audience?
  • Did the speaker avoid jargon, explain terminology and provide adequate background information to illustrate points?
  • Did the speaker have sufficient stage presence, eye contact and vocal range; maintain a steady pace, and have a confident stance?
  • Did the PowerPoint slide enhance the presentation – was it clear, legible, and concise?

Best Poster Award

During the ICTD 2019 Conference, the Committee of Young Professionals and Student Activities will select the best poster presented during the interactive poster session on Monday, June 10. In special cases, it is possible to have more than one winning poster. The winner(s) of the Best Poster Award will be announced at the awards dinner on Tuesday, June 11.

Why compete in the best poster presentations?

Practice your presentation skills and promote what you are working on! The winner(s) will receive a cash prize.

Who's eligible to compete?

Registered ICTD attendees with posters previously accepted into the poster session. Presenters of the poster must be a undergraduate or graduate students, or are young professionals of 35 years old or younger on June 30, 2019.

Judging criteria

Significance:

  • Does the presented work/ideas show promise in improving quality of life and social welfare?
  • Does the presented work/ideas show sufficient novelty and intellectual merit?

Poster visual quality:

  • Did the poster provide an understanding of the background to the question being addressed and its significance?
  • Did the poster clearly describe the key results of the work/ideas including conclusions and outcomes?
  • Did the poster follow a clear and logical sequence?

Engagement:

  • Did the poster make the audience want to know more?
  • Did the poster presenter convey enthusiasm for their work/ideas?
  • Did the poster presenter actively engage audience?

Communication style:

  • Did the presenter clearly address questions from audience and/or judges?

Photo Scavenger Hunt

Participate in a photo scavenger hunt during ICTD! The full list of items will be available via the conference app and on flyers at the conference venue. Use #ICTD19 and HAVE FUN! The winner will get a gift card!

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