We are offering a new presentation style in 2017: a dynamic 8 minute presentation accompanied by a maximum of 20 slides. These presentations will be delivered in an auditorium as a series related to our conference strands:
as they relate to high quality English and literacy learning experiences.
The Cutting Edge Talks will be filmed by the Conference Committee and must contain non-copyrighted material. All images must belong to the presenter, have permission for publication or be drawn from material that is licensed under Creative Commons conditions.
Consider the key ideas that you want people to take away from your talk and make sure you drive those home at the end.
What you say matters most. Good slides support what you’re saying, not the other way around. Pick simple images, and if you must use text, be sparse, just one or two points. Make the slides flexible enough that if you fall behind it’s easy to skip something to catch up.
Ensure that the talk is all contained within 8 minutes. There is no rule that says you must fill every second with talking. When you practise, practise pausing and breathing. Give your audience a moment to digest the last thing you said. Take a moment between points. You will receive a reminder with 1 minute remaining. Your talk will conclude at the 8 minute mark.
Search Google’s Creative Commons, flickr, using the advanced options to show your Creative Commons images, or try freeimages.com. Please attribute any photos you use and ensure that you have permission.
Registrations for the 2017 AATE/ALEA national conference are now open. Our friends Evelyn and Jasmine from Ogilvie High School in Tasmania have a message about registrations - see below.
See all the details, including early bird and member discount offers on the Conference Registration Page.
We're pleased to report that the AATE/ALEA national conference has its own YouTube channel. There's lots to see already, and we will be progressively loading more resources from current and past conferences. Click the YouTube icon to go straight there.