All CAAC members and ATBRAND partners are expected to attend. Secondary invitations are for observers. CAAC’s Secretariat is in charge of them, according to the interest of a participation from the requesting institution- a written request with a proposal must be sent to Ms. Guirao.
Floor is also open for those wishing to participate in the elevator pitch. The name “elevator pitch” reflects the idea that it should be possible to deliver the summary in the time span of an elevator ride, or approximately thirty seconds to two minutes and is widely credited to Ilene Rosenzweig and Michael Caruso (while he was Editor for Vanity Fair) for its origin. The term itself comes from a scenario of an accidental meeting with someone important in the elevator. If the conversation inside the elevator in those few seconds is interesting and value adding, the conversation will either continue after the elevator ride, or end in exchange of business cards or a scheduled meeting.
For the elevator pitch, it is invited any project that may interest CAAC members or ATBRAND cities as partners in any topic (of course, not the 25 at the same time!). If there is not such an invitation, the platform is not open. The proposal should be presented by 1 person only, who will have 5-7 minutes max – this will be strict- (at comprehensible speed for the interpreters) and elements of the presentation should be sent at least one week before (for the interpreters too).
Because it’s also the General Assembly of an international organization, places are limited. Priority is given to ATBRAND partners and members of the CAAC. So a maximum of 2 people outside the CAAC (observer + project presenter) is accepted per institution. They must explain if they come one day or two.
Looking forward to seeing you in Dublin!
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