Open Minis

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 held 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.