2020 CIC Model
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What to Expect:
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. 

Some changes for 2020! 

Share and Collaborate (replaces Shift and Share)
  130 minutes

Each session will be set up in small circles to allow participants to discuss the ideas presented in a more intimate setting. The selected presenters will each present one time to the entire group from the front of the room. Following each presentation, attendees will discuss the presentation within their circle and prepare 1 or 2 questions about the idea. Each circle will have a host who will help to keep the discussion moving and ask the question(s) the group prepared.

This allows for everyone in the room to clearly hear each presentation AND still have the opportunity to connect with a small group of people at the beginning of the conference!

1 - 2 - 4 (Modified)  ~15 minutes

Circle hosts will facilitate this process within the circle. Attendees will be asked:


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

  1. Reflect quietly to yourself.  One minute (1)
  2.  Connect and share with one other person in the circle. One minute each. (2)
  3. Then the two of you, connect with another group of 2 people, and share again, noting similarities and differences. (2+2=4)

 Pulling It All Together ~ 40 minutes

  • In the last part of the session, there will be a focus on identifying the top takeaways of each session, using the wisdom of the crowd, as well as continuing to meet new colleagues.
  • There will also be latitude for the co-chairs to determine specific needs of their groups to build community by exchanging ideas and meeting others.

Review the accepted presentations from 2019 CIC Sessions.

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