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Call for Engage and Exchange Facilitators

Deadline: February 22

DIA 2018Engage and Exchange is a fast-paced, informal, and highly interactive collaborative learning environment. The goal is to foster peer-to-peer networking and education, with attendees exchanging best practices and finding solutions to common challenges.

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  • Format

    • Engage and Exchange (E&E) sessions are 60 minutes to an audience of no more than 50 people, with content focused on case studies and solving real-world problems in a collaborative environment.
    • It will take place in a dynamic workspace within the Exhibit Hall, during exhibit hours.
    • Facilitators will be responsible for encouraging participants to recall and analyze information, share their personal experiences, draw conclusions, and/or practice new skills. The focus of an E&E session is to have the attendees work together, and the role of the presenter(s) is to facilitate these discussions with less emphasis on a didactic presentation.
    • Facilitators will begin with a 10-15 minute presentation that is followed by 30 minutes of dedicated small group discussion (breakout groups) and concludes with 15-20 minutes of sharing and open discussion.
    • Facilitators must adhere to DIA guidelines (see Program Development Guidelines and DIA Policy Concerning Promotion of Products and Services from the Podium at DIA-Sponsored Programs), as well as to manage the E&E session.
    • E&Es may have up to two (2) facilitators.
    • A Handout(s) are permitted for interactivity. A final version of the handout(s) must be submitted to DIA by Tuesday, May 8.
  • Abstract Submission Site Information

    In preparation for completing the submission form, please review our general submission requirements and this sample workshop abstract submission form.

    All E&E proposals must be submitted via the online submission site by 11:59 PM ET on February 22. Notifications will begin the week of March 15.

    Engage and Exchange sessions will be scheduled Monday, June 25-Wednesday, June 27. Please note, all accepted E&E facilitators must be registered for the DIA 2018 Global Annual Meeting prior to attending the meeting.

    For questions regarding the Engage and Exchange, please contact

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