Battling it out to find the best speaker in South Africa!
Who is the best dental speaker in the country? What better way to find out than to let them battle it out on stage? In another UNIQUE day hosted by the South African Academy of Aesthetic Dentistry, we invite clinicians and technicians from across the country to be part of the first 'Battle of the Speakers' competition.
This day will see the best SA clinicians battle it out for an opportunity to lecture on the international stage. The winner receives an all-expenses trip to an IFED member country’s national meeting and to present their clinical skills to a foreign audience. Also, the three top-placed speakers will be awarded a slot on the International Federation of Esthetic Dentistry’s INTERNATIONAL SPEAKERS PANEL and an opportunity to be invited to a member organizations’ meetings.
Be Part of the Audience
Participate in this unique experience and make sure your vote counts. In addition to seeing the best ten presenters battle it out on the stage, all audience members will have the opportunity to rate and vote for their favorite speaker using a unique live voting application. All your votes will play a role in deciding the final winner.
|Category||Price (incl VAT)|
|SAAAD Member||R1 300|
Set Yourself Apart - Be a Speaker
Enter the SAAAD Speakers competition, and you could win yourself a trip to Europe to present on the international stage.
How it Works
The competition is open to all South African registered dentists and technicians. Each applicant is requested to submit a topic and a short abstract of 250 words. A panel of three judges will evaluate all applicants who will be rated according to their proposed topic and abstract.
ABSTRACT DEADLINE 19 AUGUST
The ten finalists, as decided by the judging panel in the first phase, will be invited to present at the SAAAD "Battle of the Speakers" meeting on the 19th of October 2019 at the V&A Waterfront Nedbank Auditorium. Each speaker will have a strict limitation of 25 mins to address the audience and panel of judges. Any form of presentation tools and support are permitted.
An independent panel of three judges and the attending delegates using a live voting poll 'Poll Everywhere' will judge each presentation. The judging panel has a 75% vote weighting, and the remaining 25% will be an aggregate from the live voting poll as per the delegates.
The speaker with the highest total aggregate of points will be the winner. In addition, the three speakers that have the highest total aggregate of points will be awarded the opportunity to be included on the IFED International speakers’ panel and will qualify for the following prizes:
|A trip to present at an IFED Members' meeting in 2020|
|Addition to the IFED international Speakers' Panel||Addition to the IFED international Speakers' Panel||Addition to the IFED international Speakers' Panel|
|A collection of products and materials valued at over R2000||A collection of products and materials valued at over R5000||A collection of products and materials valued at over R3000|
|Free SAAAD Membership for a year||Free SAAAD Membership for a year||Free SAAAD Membership for a year|
- 19 July 2019: Entries Open
- 19 Aug 2019: Entries Close
- 25 Aug 2019: Finalists Announced
- 19 Oct 2019: Finals Presentation
Additional Notes for Speakers
- SAAAD will contribute towards reasonable travel and accommodation expenses
- No honorarium will be paid
- Speakers are encouraged not to approach companies to pay an honorarium as per the rules of the IFED Speakers Panel
- SAAAD board members not involved in the panel are allowed to participate
Nedbank Auditorium | Cape Town
Clock Tower Precinct, V&A Waterfront, Cape Town, 8001, Western Cape, South Africa