Presentation Types & ASP Framework Guidance
Our primary goal for the conference is to deliver practical information and real-world insights with the aim of presenting ideas, approaches and tools to help strategy leaders and managers address the challenges new and emerging technologies present to strategy formulation, and the opportunities technology offers for gathering information and managing execution and oversight.
The integration of ASP's "Lead, Think, Plan, and Act" framework is the conceptual underpinning for the conference. We will embrace diverse perspectives and voices in the development of program content. This year the conference will offer a number of different types of presentations:
Masterclasses: Intensive three-hour or six-hour pre-conference skill-building workshops intended to provide hands-on experience and actionable tools and information participants can put to use immediately in their organizations. We are seeking presentations to meet the needs of strategists at every career stage, from those new to the field of strategy development and execution, to seasoned strategists looking for innovative ideas and approaches to incorporate into their practices. Masterclasses will be held on Wednesday, May 13, 2020.
Deep Dive Sessions: 90-minute presentations of ideas/tools/approaches with a heavy emphasis on hands-on experiences for participants. These sessions were added in response to feedback from past conference attendees who asked for more practice-based learning opportunities. Deep Dive Sessions will be held on Thursday, May 14, and Friday, May 15, 2020.
Breakout Sessions: 60-minute presentations of topics following the more standard conference model. Presentations are anticipated to be presenter focused with limited hands-on experience for participants. Breakout Sessions will be held on Thursday, May 14, and Friday, May 15, 2020.
Micro Sessions: These sessions are 30 minutes long, fast-paced and deeply focused, and are quick-hit sessions that would be ideal for presenting research/data summaries, brief case studies, highlighting overviews from a strategy formulation/execution experience etc. No presentation/slides are required. Micro Sessions will be held on Thursday, May 14 and Friday, May 15, 2020.
Strategy in the Real World: This session creates a space for conference attendees to share their work (processes, outcomes, strategy successes, lessons learned) in an informal and interactive environment. Adapted from academic conferences, this "poster-session" style presentation will give participants the opportunity to talk about the nuts and bolts of their work with a variety of peer. Strategy in the Real World sessions will be held on either Thursday, May 14 or Friday, May 15, 2020.
Lead, Think, Plan and Act
The integration of ASP's "Lead, Think, Plan and Act" framework is the conceptual underpinning for the conference. We will embrace diverse perspectives and voices in the development of program content. Check out below to read up on this framework.