Strategies for Hosting a Successful Shark Tank Competition
Enliven your conference with such a competition
Although the American Gastroenterological Association (AGA) held a during its annual Tech Summit for the last 10 years, the group decided to turn the session into a proper competition in 2019.
The set-up remained the same: Innovators presented their work to a panel of judges—a.k.a. “the sharks”—and received feedback before one winner was selected.
The major change was that the winning innovator went on to represent AGA in a larger shark tank competition held during Digestive Disease Week, AGA’s annual meeting cosponsored with three other societies, the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases (AASLD), the American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ASGE) and the Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract (SSAT).
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