The purpose of the Lightning Talk Track is to provide a lightweight, flexible opportunity for conference attendees to share valuable information with other participants. Presentations are short with one of the following formats:
- 3 minute Lightning Talk (no slides)
- 5 minute Lightning Talk (slides)
- 7 minute Pecha Kucha style presentation
What I love about Lightning Talks
With such a short format, Lightning Talks get right to the point. The constraints lead to creative ways to share an important topic without the luxury for any rambling or “filler”. Speakers have to give you the 80/20 slice – the 20% of the content that gives you 80% of the benefit. In an hour, you get to hear around eight different lightning talks, so there’s a great variety of content and a high likelihood that one of the topics will be really interesting to you. There’s always a fun and supportive energy in the room. Best of all, we get a chance to hear from a diverse set of conference attendees!
How you can get involved
Submit: If you’re attending the conference, you can submit your Lightning Talk Proposal here through July 20, midnight EST. We will fill the available slots with input from community voting. If there are open slots after the submissions close, we take last minute proposals during the conference.
Vote: If you want to provide input into sessions, you can vote at the same link above.
Attend: Come to the Lightning Talks on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday. Check SCHED for all of the details. Get there early in case we end up with standing room only again!
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