We STILL Want You to Puntua Lortu

A month ago I wrote a blog post announcing that we were accepting abstracts from people interested in presenting a Puntua Lortu session at CMEpalooza Fall. I established a due date of July 1…and then proceeded to not mention it again for the next four weeks. Really dumb.

I’ve done this enough now that I know how it works. You have to remind people of deadlines with the frequency and intensity of my dog (Barkley the Labradoodle. No, he’s not named after Barkley from Sesame Street. Yes, he’s named after Charles.) watching me eat pizza.

ARE YOU GONNA EAT THAT? ARE YOU GONNA EAT THAT? ARE YOU GONNA EAT THAT? ARE YOU GONNA EAT THAT? ARE YOU GONNA EAT THAT? ARE YOU GONNA EAT THAT? ARE YOU GONNA EAT THAT?

The deadline came and went, and we still have some openings for the Puntua Lortu. We still have plenty of time until CMEpalooza Fall (Wednesday, October 19 in case you forgot), so I’d like to try this again. The new deadline for submitting an abstract for our Puntua Lortu session is July 29. We are looking for at least three more people to do a Puntua Lortu, so if you have any interest, go ahead and submit an abstract or contact me with any questions.

Here are the details:

  1. What is a Puntua Lortu? It is our version of a Pecha Kucha. You can read more details about the format and the name here. My fake Basque grandfather implores you.
  2. No really, what is it? Sigh. It’s a presentation format where you get 20 slides, 20 seconds per slide, and the slides automatically advance. You can see some fantastic examples from CMEpalooza Spring 2016 and Fall 2015.
  3. What do you need from me? If you are interested in presenting a Puntua Lortu at CMEpalooza Fall, we need you to submit an abstract here.
  4. What topic should I present on? Anything related to CME. The more creative the better.
  5. When is it? CMEpalooza Fall is October 19 (another reminder) and the Puntua Lortu session will begin at 4 p.m. ET. You can view the full agenda for our Fall event here.

These sessions are always a lot of fun and you can be as serious or as silly as you want (I’m not kidding. Last time we had someone who did part of his presentation in the voice of Yoda and another person who ended his presentation by flicking on his lighter and raising it in tribute like it was 1990 and Poison had just started playing the opening notes to Every Rose Has Its Thorn. It was great.) If you want to run your idea past me before submitting an abstract, feel free to shoot me an email.

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