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New option for NYC17! Overall, there will be fewer 50-minute breakouts but many more “table talks.” Table talks will take place from 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Sunday and Monday. We plan to offer networking opportunities in the same place at this time, and the vendor area will be close by, so we anticipate a large audience around these tables.
Approved table talks will take place in a large open area. Every five minutes or so, the audience will be encouraged to move to a different table. You will stay at your table and talk informally to a new group every five minutes or to anyone who drops by. You are strongly encouraged to have a visual message to let people know why they might want to stop at your table. In that way, it’s like a poster session at an academic conference.
For example, the poster at a table might be “How Our Street Team Hands Out 2,600 Papers Every Issue.” That topic doesn’t need a 50-minute breakout, but someone interested in starting a street team would be attracted to that table.
Table talks offer a way for advisers and/or students to show off something that is going well in their operation and to meet like-minded people from other campuses. Students are encouraged to pitch table talks.