Elevator Pitch Competition ("Minute to Win It" flash poster session)

Whether you are applying for funding, telling a family member about your research or engaging the public, your success will depend on how well you communicate. We are offering all junior poster presenters a great opportunity to practice this and at the same time compete for a prize.

New this year: Included in the pre-conference workshop - Professional Skills Course - are presentations on "Making a winning elevator pitch / business plan" and "How to give an oral presentation." The pre-conference workshop is optional and has an additional fee.

All Junior Investigator/Trainees whose posters are accepted for presentation will be invited and encouraged to participate in our "Minute to Win It" flash poster session which promises to be the highlight of the conference, once again!

What is this you may ask? Read on. . .

A flash poster is a challenge to present the big picture of your research in a short and sharp 1-minute pitch. You will have one slide only to convey your message and it is an opportunity to be creative and innovative to entice the audience to find you during one of the poster sessions later in the conference. An effective flash talk is clear, concise and can be very entertaining.

All 1-minute presenters should read the Elevator Pitch Guide and submit their single PowerPoint slide to Chelsea Magin at chelsea.magin@ucdenver.edu by Wednesday, July 10, 2019. The competition will take place Tuesday, July 16 as part of the conference program.

The trainees with the top two elevator pitches* will receive prizes that will be awarded at the conference.

There will be two thematic poster sessions in the afternoon following the Elevator Pitch Competition.

* Participation in the elevator pitch competition is limited to poster presenters who are junior investigators or trainees that have not already received an oral presentation award.