|September 7||Registration opens|
|October 27||Deadline for all submissions|
|December 1||End of Early Bird Registration|
|December 15||Notification of Program Presenters|
|January 5||Deadline for Audio Visual Request Forms|
|January 5||Notification of program placement details for presenters|
|January 20||Registration deadline for exhibitors and sponsors|
|February 2||End of On-Time Registration (Late registration begins 2/3.)|
|February 6||Hotel Reservations deadline|
|February 9||Meal Reservations with Payment deadline|
Individual program sessions will be 30 or 60 minutes in length (including presentation, question and answer, and discussion.) Presentation placement emails will go out by January 5th. The email will include the time allotment for each presentation
The practice at the APPE Annual Conference is that papers are not read. Presenters should provide an oral summary of their work, invite questions, and engage in discussion with the audience.
PechaKucha, or 20×20, is a format designed to facilitate a focused, disciplined presentation without relying on text-heavy slides. Presenters have 20 slides, with 20 seconds each slide (on an automatic timer), to present their work in a total of 6 minutes and 40 seconds. Approximately three minutes will be available for question and answer after each presentation. The emphasis is on images in the slides, with content provided by the presenter.
See pechakucha.org for more information.
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. For more details about the competition rules, judging criteria, and FAQ for competitors, please see the 3MT® website.