Dec 12-14, 2023 • St. Paul RiverCentre
The Symposium Slam is a plenary (all audience) session that is both entertaining and educational, featuring four to six short, visually focused, and narrated presentations that follow the world-famous Pecha Kucha format. This will be the fourth year of this event – the first three years were very well received, and people have asked that we include it again. This year’s Symposium Slam will take place on Wednesday, Dec 13th from 2:00 to 2:45 on the mainstage, while attendees are enjoying a special afternoon dessert.
WELCOME TO THIS YEAR’S SYMPOSIUM SLAM SPEAKERS
Do You Take Yourself Too Seriously?
Finding Your Ikigai: Aligning Your Career with Your Purpose
Lisa Meredith & Emily Wick
Where Did the Time Go: 168 Hour Exercise
Building Leaders at All Levels
WHAT IS PECHA KUCHA?
Pecha Kucha is a presentation form of 20 images for 20 seconds. The slides change automatically and the speaker must synchronise their speech with the images. It’s sometimes also called a 20×20 presentation. So each presentation always lasts for exactly 6 minutes and 40 seconds.
Pecha Kucha relies upon concision and brevity. By applying a limit on the number of slides, the presenter is forced to streamline their content. It is also a very visual presentation style, based on single powerful images on each slide. Striking visuals enhance the presentation and captivate the audience in a more immediate way than written words. It is an excellent format for sharing interests, imparting wisdom and even humor. The idea is to construct a presentation that is informative, succinct and fun. Pecha Kucha has flourished in popularity over the last few decades. You can find many a Pecha Kucha presentation example on their website.
About Fusion Learning Partners
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2023 Steering Committee
- Alex Hepp, City of Hopkins
- Chad Kummerow, Microsoft
- Dave Andrews, Minnesota State Services for the Blind - DEED
- Jay Wyant, Minnesota IT Services
- Jim Hall, Hallmentum
- Matt Bailey, IBM
- Lisa Meredith, Minnesota Counties Computer Cooperative
- Melissa Reeder, League of Minnesota Cities
- Joel Pingel, Google
- Sarah Mixdorf, Google
- Sue Wallace, Quantico Source
- Nash Pherson, Microsoft
- Jennifer Marik, Amazon Web Services- WWPS
- Amy Middendorf, Morrison County
- Adam Larson, Washington County
- Jaime Wascalus, City of St. Paul
- Amy Kretsch-Ward, Fortinet
- Lee Jones, Salesforce
- John Gamades, Orangeball Creative