Voice of America has put together a great video and story related to NCIIA's Open Minds event, which took place last week as part of our annual conference. The piece goes into detail about how our students' inventions are helping people in developing countries in a variety of ways, whether it be portable, cheap greenhouses, a better container for vaccines, or earthquake-resistant concrete panels. Take a look!
Take a look at this blog post at NextBillion.net highlighting a few of the teams that presented at Open Minds during our annual conference in DC last week. It goes on to explain NCIIA's approach to scaling up social ventures: integrating core concepts of for-profit businesses--mapping a strategy, articulating a value proposition and conducting market research--to vastly improve upon a company's service demand and delivery models. Worth a read!
The National Collegiate Inventors and Innovators Alliance (NCIIA) invites participants to submit Pecha Kucha presentations to be given during plenaries at Open 2013, March 22-23, 2013 at the Renaissance Hotel in Washington, D.C.
What is Pecha Kucha? Pecha Kucha is a presentation methodology in which 20 slides are shown for 20 seconds each (six minutes and 40 seconds in total). The format keeps presentations concise and fast-paced.
Pecha Kucha at Open 2013 We will be hosting two 40-minute Pecha Kucha sessions at the conference: one on Friday after lunch, and one before the start of the Open Minds event at the Smithsonian National Museum of American History.
We have a distinct theme for each session: program models (examples of ways of teaching entrepreneurship) for one, and “places of invention” (exploring how physical spaces affect learning outcomes) for the other.
Express your interest by giving us a one-paragraph description of your potential Pecha Kucha presentation. Additionally, for the places of invention session, please submit a photograph of your space, and outline your programming and whom you reach.
For the program model session, answer the question, “How is this program innovative?”
For the places of invention session, answer the question, “How does invention happen here?”
Smithsonian opportunity “Places of invention” Pecha Kucha presenters will have the opportunity to be part of the Smithsonian Institute’s Places of Invention project, which is mapping spaces of innovation across America. Take advantage of this exciting opportunity!