Battledecks @ Annual

Nine extemporizing presenters will compete for prizes and glory in the Battledecks competition tonight at 5:30 p.m. in Washington Convention Center room 103A, immediately following the Exhibits Closing Program. Battledecks is often described as "PowerPoint Karaoke." Each contestant will give an impromptu presentation on a topic that will be assigned in the room, using slides they have never seen before. Despite these challenges, the results are frequently hilarious, thought-provoking, and surprisingly insightful.

June 9, 2010

Nine extemporizing presenters will compete for prizes and glory in the Battledecks competition tonight at 5:30 p.m. in Washington Convention Center room 103A, immediately following the Exhibits Closing Program.

Battledecks is often described as “PowerPoint Karaoke.” Each contestant will give an impromptu presentation on a topic that will be assigned in the room, using slides they have never seen before. Despite these challenges, the results are frequently hilarious, thought-provoking, and surprisingly insightful.

The field features four champions from previous Battledecks competitions at Midwinter, Internet Librarian, and Pres4Lib. They’ll be challenged by five newcomers hungry for their shot at the title, making this one of Annual’s most exciting competitions.

Battledecks is sponsored by American Libraries and the Learning Round Table.

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