Submit a Lightning Talk

Back by popular demand! Lightning talks are fast paced, 5-minute presentations that are meant to be fun and informative. They were a big hit at the 2016 Practitioner Workshop and provided a great forum for people to share and learn about a lot of great HIA work and resources.

One aim of the 2017 Practitioner Workshop is to explore new landscapes in HIA. With that in mind we are soliciting lightning talk proposals that address one (or more) of the following topics:

  1. Leveraging HIA to move towards HiAP

  2. New tools and resources for HIA practitioners

  3. Creative approaches for dissemination of HIA findings and recommendations

  4. Starting the HIA conversation with new partners

Talks addressing other topics will be considered, though prioritization will be given to those that address the topics listed above.

Presenters develop 15 slides, have them automatically advance every 20 seconds, and develop a narrative to deliver as the slides advance. For an example of how this works, please check out the
Pecha Kucha website.

Submission process:
In an abstract of less than 200 words tell us about your Lightning Talk idea and how it addresses or illustrates one of the prioritized topics. 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 July 14th, 2017. Submit online using this form.

Review and selection of speakers will take place the week of July 24th and all speakers will be notified via email by Friday August 4th, 2017. The selection committee is looking for talks that are inspirational, funny and/or innovative!

Selected speakers will join the selection committee for an online rehearsal in mid-September. More details on rehearsal will be available to the selected speakers.

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

Timeline At-A-Glance

Abstract Submissions due July 14, 2017 July 31, 2017
Abstract Selection will take place the week of July 24, 2017
Selected speakers will be notified by August 4, 2017
Lightning Talk Presentation due mid-September 2017
Lightning Talks take place October 2, 2017



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