APPE to Introduce Thesis Competitions at Annual Conference

APPE is excited to announce that we will be adding a 3 Minute Thesis (3MT®) competition and a PechaKucha session to the 2018 conference program.

The 3MT® competition will give students a dynamic new forum in which to share their work. The concept of a 3MT originated at University of Queensland, Australia as a way for graduate students to develop their communication and presentation skills by presenting their research project in 3 minutes, using only 1 PowerPoint slide.

APPE is launching this new event at the 2018 Annual Conference to provide a valuable opportunity for students who wish to practice sharing their work succinctly in non-specialist language–a skill that can prove critical in preparing for job interviews, formulating grant proposals, etc. Additionally, the event will offer an excellent opportunity for graduate students in all areas of applied ethics to network, learn from others in different subject areas, and enhance their professional credentials.  The competition will offer a cash prize and more details will be forthcoming.

The 2018 Annual Conference will also introduce a new PechaKucha session. The PechaKucha session originated in Tokyo in 2003, and offers a fast-paced format where presenters structure their talk around 20 slides, each with only 1 image, and discuss each slide for 20 seconds.

The APPE PechaKucha session will offer another lively presentation forum where individuals will be able to share their research and discover opportunities for professional collaboration. Information for individuals who wish to participate in the PechaKucha will also be forthcoming.