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Present Around the World Competition - Ottawa 2018


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The Present Around The World is a global competition for Young Professionals and Students within engineering to develop and showcase presentation skills.

Date and Time

24 February 2018 - 10:00-15:00


Ottawa, Canada - icon_popup  (See map)


Organised by the N America:Canada-Ottawa local network.

About this event

Present Around The World (PATW) is the IET’s presentation competition for students, recent graduates, apprentices and young professionals aged 18 to 30. 

Competitors are asked to give a presentation for 10 minutes on a subject related to engineering and technology, and to answer questions for a further five minutes.

To make it even easier, it is perfectly acceptable to use your final year project presentation, a presentation from your graduate scheme or any other presentation which you already have.

The event is mainly to judge presentation skills although the topic should be appropriate to the intended audience of students and young professionals.

The prizes are (the local equivalent of) £150 for the winner and £100 for the runner-up. The winner will also qualify for the later stages of the worldwide competition, which offer greater prize money and the opportunity to travel. 

There will be three judges who will assess the presentations then decide on a winner and runner-up. The presentation room most probably will have a raised platform, with a microphone system provided for the speakers. A laptop and video projector will be provided as standard, and the competitors will be asked to provide a USB stick with their presentation already uploaded on, or to email their presentation in advance.

 Any additional equipment will need to be provided by the presenter. The Chair of The Ottawa LN or their Young Professionals’ Committee will chair the event.

During each presentation, the chair will indicate the time after eight minutes and then again after ten minutes. The speaker should then finish the presentation as quickly as possible. If necessary, the chair will interrupt the speaker and ask them to stop immediately.


10:00  Networking & refreshments
10:30  Presentations commence
14:00  Presentations conclude, judges deliberate
14:30  Feedback provided to contestants & prizes awarded
15:00  Event concludes

Reasons to attend

Enhance your knowledge, Develop your skills, Increase your profile, Open doors for your career.

Prizes for winner and runner up.

Continuing Professional Development

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This event can contribute towards your Continuing Professional Development (CPD) as part of the IET's CPD monitoring scheme.

Registration information

IF YOU WISH TO COMPETE, then please email Kyle Manel  DIRECTLY to register your interest in taking part - DO NOT REGISTER BELOW FOR THE EVENT.

TO ATTEND AS A MEMBER OF THE AUDIENCE, then please register as per normal via the Register button below


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