Open Minis

The National Collegiate Inventors and Innovators Alliance (NCIIA) invites participants to submit presentations to be given at Open 2014, March 21-22, 2014 in San Jose, CA.

What is an Open Mini?
Open Minis are quick, dynamic, 5-minute PPT presentations. They follow the Ignite style: 20 slides that automatically advance every 20 seconds. The format keeps presentations concise, fast-paced and engaging.

We strongly encourage playfulness in the presentation of your Open Mini. Make it fun! Use an absolute minimum of words and a maximum of large, visually captivating images.

Express your interest by giving us a one-paragraph description of your potential Open Mini presentation.

It can be on any of the topics listed in the CFP (see

Here's a sample of what we're looking for from an event we held this year at the Smithsonian's National Museum of American History on the topic of "spaces of invention," i.e., the physical environment's impact on learning and innovation.