Call for lightning talks at Collaborations Workshop 2021

Posted by j.laird on 5 February 2021 - 9:30am

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Collaborations Workshop 2021 (CW21) will take place online from Tuesday 30 March to Thursday 1 April and the call for lightning talks is now open! The deadline for submissions is 23:59 GMT on Sunday 7 March and we will notify applicants of the outcomes by 16 March.

A lightning talk gives you two minutes and one slide to discuss a subject. Lightning talks are the perfect way to introduce yourself at the workshop. You could talk about your work, an idea or problem, promote a workshop you’re facilitating during the event, a pitch for the CW Hack Day or anything that's related to software and research. Ideally the topic will be related to the themes of CW21: FAIR Research Software, Diversity & Inclusion, and Software Sustainability. Alternatively, you could focus on one of the sub-themes of collaborative working, data/code sharing, reproducible research or data science.

How quick is lightning? Lightning is pretty quick: two minutes. You will be allowed only one slide, which you will have to submit in advance if selected. You'll be presenting alongside a countdown timer, so you'll have to keep to time. However, it's amazing how much you can present in two minutes and it’s a fun way to introduce yourself to the community! For examples and inspiration, you can watch the lightning talks from last year’s Collaborations Workshop 2020 in this YouTube playlist.

You can submit your lightning talk proposal here.

About Collaborations Workshop 2021

Registration is open via Eventbrite, and financial assistance is available to those who need support to participate

To find out more information and see the full agenda, please visit the CW21 website.

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