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Bluenotes Global 2018 Conference

CALL FOR PRESENTATIONS

pin-markerThe Seelbach Hotel, Louisville, KYcalendarAug 7th - Aug 10th

The Bluenotes Global Conference is all about Bluenotes community members connecting together, sharing best practices, and learning from each other. If you are interested in sharing your experience and presenting at the Bluenotes Global 2018 Conference, we encourage you to submit your proposals below.

The call for presentations is now open!

Submit your Presentation Proposal!

Final submissions are due July 1, 2018.

Sponsored by eXplorance

Bluenotes Global 2018 Conference

CALL FOR PROPOSALS

The Bluenotes Global Conference is all about Bluenotes community members connecting together, sharing best practices, and learning from each other. If you are interested in sharing your experience and presenting at the Bluenotes Global 2018 Conference, we encourage you to submit your proposals below, while highlighting this year’s conference theme “Full Steam Ahead: Using Data to Lead the Way to Improve, Enhance, and Shape the Future of Higher Education”.

What presentation formats are accepted?

We welcome presentation proposals for either of the following formats. All sessions will be 50 minutes in length.

  • Individual Presentation

Typically this format is a 40-45 minute long presentation or demonstration, with approximately 10 minutes left at the end of the session for questions and answers.

  •  Panel Session

You may propose an entire session with a set of presenters and topics, or a “deep dive” into a specific topic. This format of session can take a variety of forms, for example: a set of three to four presentations; a discussion panel; a group discussion with the audience; etc. Please include the names of all speakers in your panel proposal description.

 

What are possible topics for individual or panel presentations?

Based on feedback from the Bluenotes Americas 2017 post-conference survey, the following suggestions are topics of interest to attendees. Your proposal topic may include, but not limited to, the following:

  • Bluepulse
  • Blue Surveys
  • Use of course evaluation data
  • Development of assessment processes and uses of data to “close the loop”
  • User-led live demonstrations of features in Blue
  • Development and implementation of policies by institutional leadership
  • Development of course evaluation instruments
  • Faculty uses of data to improve processes

How do I submit my presentation proposal?

You may submit your presentation proposal via this link.

Please have the following information prepared to submit your proposal:

  • Presentation or Panel description (around 100-150 words)
  • Presenter or Panelists names, job titles, and institution

Examples of a presentation or panel abstract:

  • Title: Data at the Fingertips of Faculty – Unveiling a New Blue Dashboard
  • Abstract: Faculty often express the need for additional analysis of their results that are not included in their standard end-of-term course evaluation reports. The more insights they can receive, the more likely they are to bring about the necessary changes for improvement. It would be too onerous for a Blue administrator alone to accommodate all these individual faculty requests, which is why some institutions have asked eXporance for the tools that can facilitate a self-service approach to analysis by instructors. We are introducing a new way for faculty to consume their end-of-course evaluation results. The benefits include: faculty can see how the different genders view them, how students in different academic years are rating course difficulty, and many more. The Blue Feedback Dashboard becomes a self-service area for faculty to gain the insights they need to improve.

We want to ensure everyone who wishes to present has an opportunity to do so.  We will work with potential presenters, as needed. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us at BNG.presentation@bluenotesgroup.com

When should I have my proposal submitted by?

We ask for all presentation proposals be submitted by 5pm, July 1 EST. Earlier submissions are encourage as they will appear sooner in the conference program. Your cooperation is greatly appreciated!

Tips for preparing your presentation

  • Presenters may use their own computers and any presentation template that is consistent with their institutional branding policies.  A Bluenotes Global presentation template will be posted if you wish to use it
  • A/V assistance will be available at the hotel, if needed
  • A computer will be available in each room should the presenter wish to use it
  • For your consideration, a list of common presentation issues and their remedies, are as follows:
Common Presentation Issues Recommendations
Amount of text on each slide Try to limit verbiage to no more than six lines per slide.
Amount of information per slide Try to restrict the context to one main idea per slide.
Text size When possible, use text that is at least 24 pt. to ensure those far away from the screen can easily read the content.
Number of slides Aim to present only the ideas necessary to share your experience.  It is recommended that a 40-minute presentation have approximately 25-30 slides.
Color palette choice Use black, blue, and yellow font colors, when possible.  These colors can easily be read by those who are red/green colorblind.
Speed of presentation It is understandable that you may be nervous when presenting.  This sometimes causes presenters to speak too quickly or transition between slides too rapidly.  Try to make a conscious effort to pause after advancing to your next slide.

Event Organizer Primary Contact:

Becky Patterson

Telephone: 502-852-3385

Email: becky.patterson@louisville.edu