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Submit a Lightning Talk or Poster

Interested in delivering a 5-minute lightning talk or poster presentation 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, data visualization, and remote sensing on campus.

This year, we will also hold a Poster Walk (a guided poster session). At least one member of the poster team must be present for the Poster Walk. We recommend following the NASA poster guidelines. You can print your poster in the Digital Commons in Gould Hall. Below in your brief description, please indicate whether you are submitting a proposal for a poster or a lightning talk.

Proposals will be accepted through May 4th on a rolling basis.

Poster or Lightning Talk