Submit a Lightning Talk

Interested in delivering a 5-minute lightning talk on your GIS research? Submit a proposal!

A lightning talk is an informative, entertaining, and visually intense presentation that burns through the subject matter quickly (5 minutes max). The presentations will be lined up ahead of time on a single computer and the visual stream, as well as the speakers, keep coming non-stop as the audience takes in the information as quickly as possible. We cheer speakers for the least number of “word slides” and the most striking visuals. We applaud simple graphics and enjoy brevity. In short: lightning talks are fun!

Talks will be about: research, programs, interesting software, a course, datasets, things that worked or things that didn’t work; whatever is interesting. Our goal is to have an hour’s worth of talks that cover the wide diversity in GIS and Remote Sensing on campus.

  • Non-student talks:
    10:30am - 11:30am - Lightning Talk Session 1
  • Student talks:
    1:30pm - 2:30pm - Lightning Talk Session 2
    One UW student presenter could win a $75 UW Bookstore gift card! Audience members will vote on their favorite talk based on style and content