Ends on December 21, 2018

We invite health and safety professionals, industry leaders, community partners, current students, and Mountain & Plains Education and Research Center alumni to submit proposals for an “Ignite Session” presentation at the 11th Annual Research Day Symposium.

How does it work?

You can present for up to 5 minutes (but no longer) on your past or present experience, research, or projects in the field of environmental and occupational health and safety. Use your 5 minutes to showcase what you’re doing, how you got to where you are, and what you envision for your field in the future. Make sure your presentation touches on the theme, leaving a legacy in environmental and occupational health and safety. You can use photos, a website demo, slides (no more than 10), a song and dance — whatever it takes to explain your main point in 5 minutes.

Why 5 minutes or less?

This short talk model is popular at conferences across the nation. “Ignite” presentations only demand the audience’s attention for a short period of time, decreasing the chance of minds wandering. This allows the speaker to focus on the most salient features of a project. (Checkout some examples here: http://igniteshow.com/ and http://www.ted.com/)

Proposal Guidelines

Your proposal must:

  • Be 300 words or less;
  • Relate to occupational and environmental health and safety;
  • Describe how this work is impacting the field of environmental and occupational health.

All proposals must be submitted electronically through this platform no later than 5:00pm on Friday, December 21, 2018. Those chosen for a platform presentation will be notified during the week of January 14, 2019.