2016 New CIC Model
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New! "Liberated” Common Interest

Community (CIC) Sessions

A unique way to learn, connect and share, these dynamic afternoon sessions provide an opportunity to explore key topics and meet others with common interests right at the start of the conference. 

New in 2016, we will use two meeting structures from "Liberating Structures designed to promote engagement with your colleagues. Learn more about the rationale for the format change.

Shift and Share
  105 minutes

This is a series of fast-paced presentations where we will have 7 presenters, each presenter in a circles of chairs, with 6-10 people per circle. Presenters share their shared idea/work to their circle by talking about it for 10 minutes without audio-visual aids. The group then discusses for 5 minutes, with the intention of "sharing” rather "declaring” (i.e., "I’ll send you that study”, "we have a brochure that works”, etc. vs. someone dominating by "teaching” the table). The CIC chairs then signal the presenters to move to another circle and the process starts again and repeats six more times.

1-2-4   ~15 minutes

This is an opportunity to pull together what you have learned so far, in collaborating with your colleagues. 


What did you learn from the previous session that was helpful and inspirational and how that might influence your own work?

  1. Reflect quietly to yourself.  One minute (1)
  2.  Stand up, find someone you don’t know, share that with one other person. One minute each. (2)
  3. Then the two of you, find another group of 2 people you don’t know, and share again.   One minute each, plus discussion noting similarities and differences. (2+2=4)


Breakout to Special Interest Groups.  Learn more about this portion

  • In the last part of the session, there will be latitude for the co-chairs to determine the specific needs of their groups to: 
  1. Build community by exchanging ideas and meeting others
  2. Generate practical information for participants to share in their personal networks that will encourage new membership by their like-minded colleagues.

Call for CIC presentations

Interested in submitting a proposal to give a CIC presentation? The call for CIC presentations is now closed. Proposals were accepted through February 23.

We are pleased to acknowledge the continued support of Matthew Taylor, PT, PhD, former president of IAYT, and originator of the CIC sessions, for his continued support and insight into developing these sessions.