Immersive Studio and Preconference Workshops
These extended-length workshops provide attendees the chance to explore a topic in depth or participate in hands-on training in a variety of new software programs. Immersive Studio workshops are generally 2 days in length, while the Preconference Workshops are 3 hours or 6 hours in length. Immersive Studio and Preconference Workshops require advance registration and payment of a special fee in addition to the normal Summer Conference registration fees. Immersive Studio Workshops will be held Monday/Tuesday, June 11-12 and Preconference Workshops will be held Tuesday, June 12.
Breakout sessions are 60 minute (please note this is shorter than in previous years) presentations in a dedicated room. Time should be allowed for a 10-minute question and answer period at the end of a breakout session. Sessions can include presentations, panel discussions, and bring your own computer sessions. Topics for a breakout session should include any of the previously mentioned Session Paths.
Five Minutes of Fame
The NMC's signature event is back again in its original format! Demo your project in five minutes 'cause when the gong sounds, your Five Minutes of Fame are up! Technology blasts by fast and furious in this fun-filled and entertaining event. Short as it sounds, in five minutes you'll have time to talk about your project's significance; the choices you made in choosing the tools you used; challenges you faced in bringing it to fruition; and how it has been used and might be replicated and/or scaled -- but remember that the clock is ticking! Projects can include web-based courseware or learning objects; techniques for creating, managing and distributing content; and other creative applications of new media. Faculty projects are especially encouraged. As many as 10 projects will be featured, so add yours to the mix! The Five Minutes of Fame session will be held on Thursday, June 14.
Posters, Interactives and Art Show Session
Again this year, the conference will feature a Posters, Interactives and Art Show Session. Posters provide an opportunity to showcase a campus or museum project. As in the past, all posters will be evaluated by a group of peer judges. You may create your poster with any software that you like. The finished size of your poster should be no larger than 40" x 60". The Interactives are designed to showcase new media projects and materials, including online tools, research, and rich content. Art Show pieces will represent digital, technology and new media works. Wireless Internet connectivity will be available for all presentations in the Posters, Interactives and Art Show Session. If you need to use projection for your presentation, you will be required to bring your own projector and screen. The event will be held on Wednesday, June 13 and winners for the Posters, Interactives and Art Show will be announced at the end of the event.