The Nation's Premier Autism and Disabilities Conference

November 16-18 | Columbus, OH

The Nation's Premier Autism and Disabilities Conference

November 16-18

Columbus, Ohio

Big Idea Lab


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OCALICON is built from high-quality sessions presented and facilitated by some of the nation's leading thinkers, experts, researchers, practitioners, parents/family members, and more.

One big idea can be the spark that catches fire in a room filled with thoughtful and energized participants. But what's the best way to frame and structure such an idea – and then communicate it with your colleagues and peers?

The Big Idea Lab provides OCALICON presenter candidates with advice and suggestions to help them build and facilitate meaningful, effective, and impactful sessions. Use the lab's resources to take your ideas to the next level – and endeavor to educate, engage, inspire, and motivate your attendees. 


Building Meaningful Presentations

What are some best practices for developing and delivering an effective and meaningful presentation? How do adult learning needs/styles impact the delivery of content? Here are a few links and ideas to get you started.

How to Make Presentations Accessible to All From W3C

5 Ways to Help Your Speakers Be More Persuasive From PCMA Convene

Increasing Active Learning Yields Big Results From Velvet Chainsaw Consulting

How to Tell a Story People Actually Want to Hear From Fast Company

Creating an Effective Poster From North Carolina State University

Tips for Effective Presentations From AccuConference

The Secret Structure of Great Talks TED talk from Nancy Duarte

Refine, Simplify, and Focus Your Presentations From Garr Reynolds' blog Presentation Zen

Fix Your Presentations: 21 Quick Tips From Inc.

15 Recommendations for Designing and Delivering Effective Conference Presentations From Faculty Focus

10 Steps to a Better Speech From PCMA Convene

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