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  • One topic chosen for the annual session
  • Prior topics: Future Of Travel, Travel Impacts of Emerging Technology, Total Cost Of Travel.
  • A subject matter expert will present to entire Group on conference call
  • Teams will meet separately and prepare presentations
  • Leadership will pick top 3 to present to the Group at GBTA Ladders Summit
  • Winner (chosen by Group) will present at a GBTA Convention education session

The panel of judges use the below criteria to judge all presentations:

10 points | Preparedness – Prompt to scheduled presentation calls, ease of technology use, rehearsed, withintime parameters
25 points | Information Presented – Organized, clear message, topic appropriate, research cited, fully formedideas
20 points | Originality – Fresh approach/interpretation, cannot rehash previously stated ideas, unique solution toindustry issue
15 points | Team Interation & Involvement – Positive team dynamic, understanding of team membercontributions, all team members engaged in some part of presentation (either presenting or Q&A)
20 points | Delivery – Voice, style, appeal, persuasive, enthusiastic, not audibly nervous or shy, polished,articulate
10 points | Spontaneity – Ability to think quickly, pivot/recover successfully if necessary, and articulate answersaccurately

Get inspired: Looking beyond travel to drive change

The travel industry is no stranger to change, but true transformation is elusive. Elusive, though not impossible. Amazon revolutionized the retail landscape. SpaceX re-imagined space exploration. And social media platforms like Instagram and TikTok shape how people educate themselves, think and communicate around the world. How do they do it? What lessons, processes and inspiration can we take from industries outside of travel? How can we think beyond our typical environment to find new paths forward?

April, specific dates will be announced later this season

Barbara Rose, Ernst and Young

There are 18 teams

Get inspired: Looking beyond travel to drive change. The travel industry is no stranger to change, but true transformation is elusive. Elusive, though not impossible. Amazon revolutionized the retail landscape. SpaceX re-imagined space exploration. And social media platforms like Instagram and TikTok shape how people educate themselves, think and communicate around the world. How do they do it? What lessons, processes and inspiration can we take from industries outside of travel? How can we think beyond our typical environment to find new paths forward?

Barbara Rose, Ernst & Young

TBD

There are 18 teams this season, our largest season ever!