Session Types

Innovations in Testing is famous for providing a multitude of session formats, giving attendees many unique ways to learn.

  • Panel Discussion: A panel discussion is a 50-minute collaborative discussion between speakers to discuss one or more session topics, provide feedback on those topics, and brainstorm solutions that may be needed for those topics.
  • Presentation: A presentation is a 50-minute lecture that provides a rounded perspective on a topic(s). These presentations include PowerPoint presentations with one to three speakers.
  • Debate: In a fast-paced, 50-minute or 70-minute session, speakers will present diverging perspectives on a hot topic in the assessment industry.
  • Workshop: A Workshop is 70 minutes where participants learn and interact through structured group exercises/participation. Workshops can cover a variety of Session Topics.
  • Peas in a Pod Discussion: Peas in a Pod Discussions are informal 50-minute conversations with fellow conference goers who share common interests. Pods do not include presentations. There are no projectors or slides. This is all about direct engagement and exploration of ideas.
  • Innovation Demonstration: An Innovation Demonstration is a computer-based presentation/demonstration of a novel technology, product, service, or solution in the testing industry. Each demonstration should last about 10 minutes and will be presented repeatedly during the Innovation Demonstrations Session over lunch in the Exhibit Hall. A monitor will be provided to display your demonstration.
  • ePoster: An ePoster is a brief 6-minute casual presentation that allows for direct interaction between the presenter and attendees during a reception in the Exhibit Hall. ePosters highlight a specific research study, approach, hot topic, or other content relevant to “Innovations in Testing." To allow attendees to view multiple presentations, each ePoster will be presented repeatedly throughout the ePoster Session. A monitor will be provided to display your ePoster presentation.