RED Talks are succinct presentations in the style of TED Talks, and should speak about one’s story and impact on their personal and professional journey. The purpose of RED Talks is to showcase individuals whose experiences and personal/professional stories speak to the theme of the conference, Breaking Boundaries & Building Legacies. We hope that our presenters’ stories are direct, accessible, and engaging for our audience of Student Affairs professional staff, faculty, and students. Eligible nominees would be undergraduate students, graduate students, or professionals whose journeys have taken them through Student Affairs and can serve as inspiration and motivation to our audience.
Presenters can be nominated by peers, colleagues, professors, staff and students. You may also nominate yourself! We hope that this nomination process will reach universities in the NY, NJ, PA, CT, and other regional areas in order to gain a rich pool of nominations. Following the nomination process, the ESAC Planning Team will evaluate candidates’ proposed stories and contact the selected presenters and invite them to speak at the conference on Thursday, January 11, 2018. RED Talks are typically accompanied by multimedia (video, audio, PowerPoint, Prezi, etc.). The Task Group is also available to coach and develop a RED Talks presentation and story to ensure that they feel comfortable and confident to speak on the day of the conference.
Nominations are due by Monday, October 16th.