IAMSE 2023 Virtual Forum Session Descriptions

We are just two months away from the IAMSE 2023 Virtual Forum! But before you learn what should stay and what should go, we would like to describe the two main sessions you will experience during the Virtual Forum: ignite talks and lightning talks.

What is an Ignite Talk?

Throughout the forum, there will be three ignite talks. These talks consist of a 20-minute presentation, a 20-minute breakout activity for all attendees, and concludes with a 20-minute large group discussion.

Each of our three Ignite Speakers will present on a topic that focuses on one of the three areas of focus of our Virtual Forum: curriculum, students, and teaching. Kimara Ellefson will present first with “Calibrating Our Compass: Flourishing as the North Star for Charting the Way Forward”, where she will challenge our attendees to rethink and reimagine longstanding approaches to successfully navigate ever-changing terrain through presentation, reflection and discussion.

Next will be Holly Gooding, presenting “How Are We Going to Get to The Moon? Developing Operating Principles for Effective Curriculum Change.” Attendees will review their own organization’s mission, vision, and values statements and contemplate how their current curriculum fits within those stated goals.

Lastly, Neil Mehta will present “Teaching in the Age of Online Resources: Designing Lesson Plans to Enhance the Value of In-Person Classroom Learning”, where attendees will review and practice a pedagogic framework for making classroom sessions both engaging, invaluable, and irreplaceable.

Meet Our Ignite Speakers!

IVF23 Ignite Group

From left to right, Kimara Ellefson, Holly Gooding, and Neil Mehta

What is a Lightning Talk?

Lightning talks are short sessions, 7-minute presentations with 7-minutes of questions and answers, provide all scholars with a chance to share their works including works in process

This year, submitters were asked to select two categories that fell into four areas of focus that related to their work. These areas of focus are:

Lightning Talk abstracts are currently available online! Click on each focus area to view that area’s abstracts. If an abstract was submitted under categories with more than one area of focus, the abstract is listed twice. The schedule for the Lightning Talks is currently under development and will be available soon. 

As a reminder, the Early Bird Deadline for the Virtual Forum is September 15th, so make sure to register today!