Only 1 days remaining to submit your presentation proposal
|Call for Presentations|
Submission Due: 5PM, June 9, 2023, EDT
University of Louisville is hosting the 10th annual Bluenotes GLOBAL 2023 Conference in Louisville on July 30 – August 2, 2023. Will you be joining your Bluenotes Community colleagues to connect and learn from one another? Are you interested in sharing your own Blue stories, particularly addressing how to improve teaching effectiveness and enhance the student success, with your like-minded colleagues to innovate together?
We encourage you to submit your presentation proposal. We hope to ease your presentation proposal submission process, and look forward to working with you as needed to ensure that everyone who wishes to present has an opportunity to do so.
Bluenotes GLOBAL 2023 Call for Presentations
The Bluenotes GLOBAL conference is all about Bluenotes Community members connecting, sharing best practices, learning and problem solving together. If you are interested in presenting at the Bluenotes GLOBAL 2023 conference, we encourage you to submit your proposals focusing on this year’s theme of “Reflect and Reimagine: 10 Years of Shaping Higher Education” by highlighting experience in improving teaching effectiveness and enhancing the student learning experience.
PRESENTATION PROPOSAL SUBMISSION GUIDELINES
> Presentation Formats+
We welcome presentation proposals in either of the following formats.
- Individual Presentation
A presentation session is 40 minute long, where typically presenters prepare a 30 minute long presentation or demonstration, with approximately 10 minutes left at the end of the presentation to allow for questions and answers.
Common types of panel presentations include several panelists participating in a discussion panel, a group discussion with the audience, or a “deep dive” into a specific topic with the audience. A panel is approximately 50 minute long.
> Presentation Tracks & Suggested Topics+
The tracks below offer some guidance as to what will most likely prove interesting/beneficial to conference attendees. Presentation proposals must include the track with targeted content that explores a chosen topic more deeply.
Bluenotes GLOBAL 2023 Presentation Tracks:
- Faculty Research Grant Recipients: Sharing Research Findings
- Implementation: Course and Program Evaluations
- Implementation: Feedback Processes Beyond the Classroom
- Insight to Action
|Presentation Track||Suggested Topics|
|Faculty Research Grant Recipients: Sharing Research Findings||
|Implementation: Course and Program Evaluations||
|Implementation: Feedback Processes Beyond the Classroom||
|Insight to Action||
> Presentation Proposal Format and Submission+
You can submit your presentation proposal by clicking the “Submit Your Presentation Proposal” button on this page.
Have the following information prepared to submit your presentation proposal:
- Presentation track to which you’d like to submit your presentation proposal
- Presentation or Panel title: we recommend that the title be 100-or-less character long (the Conference App will show the title up to 100 characters)
- Presentation abstract: the abstract should be approximately 100-150 words
- Presenter or Panelists names, email addresses, job titles, and institutions
Example of a presentation title and abstract:
- Title: How to Transform Your Course Evaluations Process to be More Forward Looking
- Abstract: Course evaluations are often the main source of student feedback about their educational experience. However, interpreting the results properly can prove challenging. In this session, we will examine the power of contextual information in telling comprehensive course evaluation analytics stories for instructors and academic leaders. We will highlight the role of data and survey instruments in helping to craft rich stories, as well as review the potential challenges in assimilating these concepts into the process for continuous improvement.
We want to ensure everyone who wishes to present has an opportunity to do so. We will work with potential presenters, as needed. In addition, a 10% discount will be provided to the presenters’ conference registration fees. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Yeona Jang at Explorance.
> DEADLINE FOR SUBMITTING PRESENTATION PROPOSALS+
We would appreciate if your presentation proposals are submitted by 5pm EDT on June 9, 2023. Earlier submissions are encouraged as they will appear sooner in the conference program. Your participation in presenting at the conference is greatly appreciated by your fellow Bluenotes community members.
> SUPPORT AVAILABLE FOR YOUR PRESENTATION+
Support will be provided to facilitate the planning and delivery of your presentation at Bluenotes GLOBAL 2023.
- You will be contacted by an Explorer within the month before the conference to go over any questions and ensure you are all set to present.
- You may use any presentation template that is consistent with your institutional branding policies. Alternatively, a Bluenotes GLOBAL presentation template will be available for download soon.
- If you have any questions about your proposal, please contact Yeona Jang).
> TIPS FOR PREPARING A PRESENTATION
|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 and lessons learned and things to think about. It is recommended to prepare to have 10 minutes dedicated for introduction, Q&A and wrap up (so, for a 40 minute presentation session, then a 30-minute presentation have approximately 20 or so slides)|
|Color palette choice||Use dark colors like black and blue with light-colored backgrounds, and light colors like yellow and white with dark-colored backgrounds.|
|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.|
|If your presentation mentions a Blue feature||If your presentation mentions a specific Blue feature such as Question Bank and Project Mapping, a brief description of what it is would be of help to audience (particularly for those who haven’t used it yet)|
BNG 2023 Call for Presentations Contact
For any questions on presentation submission, contact Yeona Jang