The PRIA Winter Symposium Committee is looking for short proposals for a Soapbox session.
A soapbox is a raised platform on which one stands to make an impromptu speech. The term originates from the days when speakers would elevate themselves by standing on a wooden crate originally used for shipment of soap or other dry goods from a manufacturer to a retail store.
There will be five, 7-minute time slots followed by a brief Q&A and audience discussion time.
PRIA Conference attendees are invited to submit proposals for this session.
Presentations can be verbal-only, performance-based, or include visual prompts such as PowerPoints/short films. Life is full of opportunities to shine. Many times, these opportunities come disguised as challenges. In this session, attendees will hear from their peers that have overcome and exercised resilience in face of personal or professional difficulty and in keeping with the conference theme, and have "risen above" their circumstances.
Soapbox presentations will take place on Thursday, February 23, from 9-10 a.m., MT, during the opening general session.
The deadline to submit a proposal is Friday, January 6.
the conference committee will review and select proposals for the session during a meeting on Tuesday, January 10.
Speakers for selected proposals will be notified following the meeting, prior to the early bird deadline on Friday, January 20.