The Nation's Premier Autism and Disabilities Conference

November 15-17 | Columbus, OH

November 15-17 | Columbus, OH

The Nation's Premier Autism and Disabilities Conference

Big Idea Lab


Big Idea Lab

Big Idea Lab

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 presenters with advice and suggestions to help them promote their while working towards building and ultimately facilitating 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. 


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Watch The Secret Structure of Great Talks – TED talk from Nancy Duarte


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.

Here's How to Avoid Drawing a Blank in the Middle of Your Presentation | FastCompany

8 Apps That Can Fix All of Your Public Speaking Problems | FastCompany

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

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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DIY Promotions Kit

Let the world know about your presentation at OCALICON 2017! 

The OCALICON DIY Promotions Kit includes logos, badges, memes, suggested language for Facebook/Twitter posts, email signatures, and more. Or use the provided raw materials – and design your own! Be sure to share with hashtag #ocalicon2017!


Your Turn

Got an article, video, or link we should include in the Big Idea Lab? Share it with us.