Lightning Talks


Lightning Talk Proposals Due December 13, 2021


Young professionals (5 years or less since highest degree conferred) are encouraged to submit a lightning talk proposal. Any cutting-edge, breakthrough technology, relevant to the overall technical scope of the Conference, is welcome.

Lightning Talk Proposals will be presented in a staged area separate from the session rooms. Selection decisions will be based on the best overall design of the Conference program. Final presentation length will be communicated to the submitter upon acceptance.

A panel of experts will judge the applicable talks and the winner will present their talk in the main session room on Tuesday afternoon and be awarded the Emerging Innovator Award. Review criteria will include originality of the research, thoroughness of the technical approach, validity of data interpretation, and relevance to the overall scope of the Conference. In general, lightning talk presenters should plan for no more than 5-7 minute presentations and one PowerPoint® slide.

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