Lightning talks are becoming more common at professional conferences across the nation. From the sciences to liberal arts, these talks allow presenters to share research and projects that might not always fit within the confines of a poster. We are hoping the addition of lightning talks will add diversity to this year’s event.


Lightning talk presenters have 5 minutes: 3 minutes of presenting and 2 minutes for one question. Participants will receive a PowerPoint template, and must use five or fewer slides. Presenters must include a title slide, but do not need to use the other available slides.

Lightning Talk - Presentation Template

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Successful Lightning Talks – Tips and Tricks

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Arrive at least 10 minutes prior to your timeslot. You will be notified of the room location closer to the event.