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Understanding UDLTalks

Understanding UDL Talks

Background Information on Preparing a UDL Talk        

We are looking forward to a series of UDL Talks at the 2016 UDL Implementation Research Network (IRN) Summit. Given the range of exciting topics and time limitation, we would like to follow the popular presentation format used at the well known and respected TED Conferences.
TED is a conference (see where its main theme is to disseminate ideas to attendees in an efficient and engaging manner. If you are considering a UDL Talk for your presentation at the 2016 UDL Implementation Research Network (IRN) Summit, we want you to replicate TED’s use of an 18-minute presentation format.
Here are some guidelines and information we’d like you to follow:                
Please limit your presentation to no more than 18 minutes. Really. It can only be 18 minutes! Seriously, you are limited to 18 minutes.

  • 5-10 slides with more emphasis on graphics than text, big ideas.
  • Know that your presentation will be video recorded, and possibly transcribed and posted on the UDL-IRN Web site.
  • Bring a USB flash drive that contains the Powerpoint or Keynote slides you will be using.
  • There will be time for question and answers as part of the day’s agenda.
  • Please, time yourself ahead of time so if we try to cut you off, it won’t be a shock.

For a better idea of how a TED talk “works” please check out the following websites and their accompanying videos:                    

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