Submit a Lightning Talk for the 2021 virtual pw

The Past, Present, and Future of Health Impact Assessment: 2021 Virtual Practitioner Workshop Lightning Talks

Lightning talks are 5 minute timed presentations that are meant to be fun and informative. Since 2016, the Practitioner Workshop lightning talk session has provided a dynamic platform to highlight innovative HIA and HiAP work and resources. Capitalizing on the theme of the workshop, we want to hear about your journey with HIA and HiAP.

Presentation Topics:

Get creative about sharing how you started your HIA or HiAP career, the evolution of your practice, and think about the future. Maybe you want highlight resources or relationships, or perhaps you have a story to share about utilizing outcomes from an HIA to create lasting policy or systems change. You may even have a story about a project that didn't go according to plan but had an unexpected positive outcome.


Presenters develop approximately 15 slides that automatically advance every 20 seconds, and deliver a narrative as the slides advance. For an example of how this works, please check out the PechaKucha website.

Selected speakers will be notified by November 24th.
Lightning Talks take place December 1st and 2nd, 2021.

Submission process:

In an abstract of 200 words or less, tell us about your Lightning Talk idea and how it addresses or illustrates the past, present, and/or future of HIA or HiAP practice. We encourage you to be creative in your thinking about how you frame your work and how you present it! Abstracts are due no later than 11:59 p.m. PDT on Friday, November 19th for talks given live at the Workshop. If you would like to record your lightning talk and have it available for viewing on the SOPHIA website, please submit an abstract by November 26th. Submit online using this form.

Review and selection will take place one week after the submission deadline and all presenters will be notified via email by Wednesday, November 24th. The selection committee is looking for talks that are inspirational, funny and/or innovative! Lightning Talk presenters will have the option to join the selection committee for an online rehearsal. There are six presentation slots during the live Virtual Practitioner Workshop on December 1 and 2, with additional options to pre-record a presentation and post it on the Practitioner Workshop website.

We look forward to receiving your Lightning Talk ideas. Don’t delay--submissions will fill up…lightning fast! 

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