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Pecha Kucha Guidelines

        

                 

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Pecha Kucha Guidelines

  • What is a Pecha Kucha?: Pecha Kucha, Japanese for chit-chat, is a presentation using 20 PowerPoint® slides shown for an average of 20 seconds each – for a total of a six minute and 40 second presentation. This format keeps presentations concise and fast-paced.
     
  • How to prepare a Pecha Kucha: You will have six minutes and 40 seconds to make a point or teach a concept on a topic of your choice. The first slide of your presentation must include the title of your presentation, your name and designation and a disclosure statement. The remaining 19 slides are to be used to convey your topic.
     
  • How will time be monitored? A timer on the podium will tell you how much time you have left, and the room moderator will signal you when your time is almost up. Pecha Kucha speakers are asked to attend the entire track session for the time they are assigned. Presentations are loaded onto the AV system in advance and speakers will go in order posted. Every effort will be made to keep the talks on schedule.
     
  • When are the Pecha Kucha sessions offered? Pecha Kucha sessions are being held on:
    • Friday February 19, 2016 | 10:15am – 12:05pm and 3:30pm – 5:50pm
    • Saturday February 20, 2016 | 10:15am – 12:05pm and 1:30pm – 3:20pm
       
  • Audience participation: Attendees in the room will have an opportunity to ask you a question or two after your presentation. Your total allotted time for presentation and Q&A is 10 minutes. We ask you to provide a question prepared in advance to give to moderators to encourage audience engagement.
     
  • Speaker requirements: Speakers must have a current membership in AAEM. Speakers will be required to submit their slides in advance of the conference and may refresh them onsite, up to 24 hours in advance of their assigned time. Please note: You will not be able to update your presentation on the day of your presentation as the session will have already been uploaded to the meeting room with the material we have on file as of 24 hours in advance. Please plan ahead. Also, internet connection is not provided in the meeting room. All materials must be contained within the PowerPoint presentation.
     
  • Compensation: AAEM Scientific Assembly is not offering compensation or travel reimbursement to PK only lecturers.
     
  • Benefit: Presenting a Pecha Kucha is an opportunity for you to obtain valuable national speaking experience. You will also have the chance to be on the cutting edge of one of the newest lecture styles emerging in our field while sharing your expertise with a national audience. For more information about Pecha Kucha topic preparation, please contact Kathy Uy, AAEM Meetings Manager at kuy@aaem.org.

Download a PDF of these guidelines.