What should you talk about during a SpaceUp ?
Which format can your talk take?
- T minus 5
One of the most exciting parts of SpaceUp is T minus 5, a series of short talks in the Ignite format. Each speaker gets 5 minutes to talk, with 20 slides that rotate automatically every 15 seconds. It’s a fun format that’s more like karaoke than giving a presentation; it’s tough to keep up with your slides, but the friendly crowd cheers you on.
All the T minus 5 talks will occur in plenary sessions, with all SpaceUp participants to watch them!
- 20 minutes session slot
Both days will be split in 20 minutes sessions where 4 talks will happen simultaneously in 4 different rooms, with the SpaceUp participants split between the rooms according to their preferences. The format of such a session is completely up to you, the talk giver: it can be a powerpoint-based presentation, or simply based on drawings and ideas quickly thrown on a paperboard, or an informal talk around a table, or even sitting on the floor in a circle – these are only examples, you can invent a new format if you feel it will better help convey your passion to attendees ! (all the sample photos were shot during SpaceUp Europe in September 2012)
How to prepare your talk?
The most demanding talk is definitely the T-5, which will require not only preparing the slides but also rehearsing again and again the talk – but it is also the one kind of talk where the potential impact of your presentation will be the biggest !
Whatever the format of the session you plan to host, remember to make sure it fits in the 20 minutes format (as for T-5, WE will make sure the 5 minutes are respected!). Do not prepare 154 slides. Go to the core message.
And remember : it’s not about you, it’s about the attendees. Make sure that your session is all about engaging them, connecting with their passion and make them yearn to act for space !
Now that you know all about what to do, just come and participate with us to the next SpaceUp in France.