Note: More 7-21 presenters have been invited and will be added here as they confirm. Please stay tuned.
About 7-21 Talks
7-21 Talks are of the ways JoPa invites conference attenders to participate.
These talks are The JoPa Group’s unique way to engage fresh thinking and platform new voices at Christianity21. Inspired by such popular presentation styles as Ignite! and Pecha Kucha, 7-21 Talks are short, inspiring, challenging talks, anchored in provocative imagery.
Here’s how it goes. A speaker has 21 slides cued up, each timed to advance automatically after 20 seconds. The slides cannot have any words, and should be one, single image. Once the first slide is started, the talking starts. After 21 slides — that’s 7 minutes — the talking stops (whether you’re done or not).
Does that sound too short? Well, it’s so short that it’s kind of terrifying. Here’s how challenging and rewarding one experienced speaker found it.
So, we’re doing away with the old, hour-long workshop, and replacing it with 7-21 Talks. It’s a way for you to hear a rapid-fire succession of talks, and if one of them is terrible, at least it’s only 7 minutes!
It also gives you and other the chance to get your work and ideas out there, in the marketplace of ideas.
If you have an idea for a 7-21 Talk, nominate yourself here. We’ll be announcing which 7-21 Talks we’ve chosen in the weeks leading up to Christianity21.