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LIPS at Spitz

Live Interactive Planetarium Symposium 2016

8/10/2016 to 8/12/2016
When: Wednesday, August 10, 2016
Where: Spitz Inc.
700 Brandywine Drive
Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania  19317
United States
Contact: Joyce Towne

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LIPS 2016 

We will be meeting in Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania (near Philadelphia) at the headquarters of Spitz, Inc. The dates are Wednesday - Friday, August 10 through 12. More details and registration information will be posted soon.

Here is some basic information about LIPS:

What: LIPS will specifically focus on live, interactive planetarium lessons: connecting with your audience; enhancing performance skills; classroom management techniques; sample activities; etc. LIPS' goals include:

To provide a participatory and practical professional development opportunity focusing on live presentations.
To offer an opportunity to network with others doing live, interactive shows.
To share information about available resources and products.
To share ideas for improving programs: content, teaching tips, classroom management, etc.
To explore what is required to start or improve an outreach program or business.

LIPS is different from other planetarium conferences in several key ways:

This is not a full-dome movie festival; instead it focuses on skills and techniques for live lessons. While there are vendor demonstrations, these are live, interactive teaching demonstrations.
The attendees choose what is on the schedule. How do they do this? By proposing a session they wish to lead, requesting a session to be led by someone else, and finally by choosing which sessions they want to attend. Note: Attendees must first register in order to propose, request, or choose sessions.
There will be no true "lectures" at LIPS 2016; all sessions should be interactive. Prospective presenters: Remember that attendees are coming to LIPS because they do (or want to start to do) live, interactive lessons. This audience wants to actively take part in sessions, not observe passively.

For more, go to the LIPS symposium website at

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