Types of Sessions

C2UExpo 2015 seeks to be as diverse and engaging a conference as possible. Our program will therefore strive to include a wide variety of sessions aimed at inspiring participant involvement in different ways. Here are some examples of different types of presentation formats that will be featured at C2UExpo 2015:

REAL-TIME WORKSHOPS

These sessions are about presenting your challenge, and interacting with interested conference participants as they brainstorm ideas to encourage your thinking and provide intensive, contained advice. (45 minutes).

SKILL BUILDING/LEARNING WORKSHOPS

Participants will learn specific skills related to policy research, community-campus engagement, or knowledge mobilization. (90 minutes).

ROUNDTABLES

DebateRoundtables will provide an opportunity for dialogue on important themes and issues relevant to community-campus partnerships and important work on tackling various policy issues surrounding central themes. Roundtables will focus on ideas in development, evaluations and collective problem solving of identified challenges. (20 minute presentation + 10 minute Q&A).

THEATRE AND STORYTELLING

Stories reflect the genuine and authentic experience of an individual or a community, which has importance and value. Through dramatizations and/or storytelling, community members and academics will share their experiences of being involved in community-campus partnerships that work collaboratively to tackle policy-related issues. (20 minute presentation + 10 minute Q&A).

ORAL PRESENTATIONS AND PANELS

Oral presentations will be focused on reports of research results, theory, and inquiry related to the conference themes. We will hear from individuals as well as from panels comprised of both academics and community members. (20 minute presentation + 10 minute Q&A).

CUExpo2011_11POSTER SESSIONS AND VISUAL ART INSTALLATIONS

A dedicated venue will be established for the display of posters and visual art installations that illustrate research/project outcomes, describe ongoing projects and collaborations, and that elaborate on experiences of community-campus partnerships.

SHARING CIRCLE

Sharing Circles are a small-group dialogue process in which participants (including the leader) share their feelings, experiences, and insights in response to specific, assigned topics. While loosely structured, sharing circles at C2UExpo 2015 will be facilitated by a presentation leader. (20 minute presentation + 10 minute Q&A).

ROUND TABLE/WORLD CAFÉ

Round Table/World Café presenters will act as “Table Hosts,” facilitating participant learning on related community-campus partnerships and policy issues via simultaneous intimate small-group mini-presentations through which the participants will cycle. Each “Table Host” will discuss different issues and experiences related to a common session topic.

PECHA KUCHA STYLE

PechaKucha is a presentation style in which 20 slides are shown for 20 seconds each (6 minutes and 40 seconds in total). The format keeps presentations concise and fast-paced, and allows more time for audience discussion of the topic. (7 minute presentation + 7 minutes Q&A).

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