This innovative form of presentation has been used as an exercise to develop academic presentation skills, and has been widely used since it was first developed by University of Queensland Australia. The presenter is challenged to convey the purpose and merit of their research in a format that is appropriate to an educated, non-specialist audience within a strict time limit. Being able to quickly and coherently summarize research is a necessary and essential skill for collaborating with others, networking with potential employers, and conveying one’s research to the broader public. The best presentation will receive a prize and be filmed as an exemplar for future conferences.
Info on the Original 3-Minute Dissertation: http://www.uq.edu.au/grad-school/three-minute-thesis
How to Rock Your 3-Minute Dissertation by Inger Mewburn on Prezi:
Great 3-Minute Dissertations:
2011 Three Minute Thesis People's Choice Award - Jonathon Dore: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LeKuX4LwllQ
2012 Three Minute Thesis Winner - Sumaiya Ahmed: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SI8XOGubJyY