A valued part of the Annual General Meeting and Conference programme is to hear from GYA members around the world about their field of expertise. Lightning Talks showcase the multiplicity of research interests within the GYA membership, making space for individuals to communicate to each other about their research and work.
We encourage all interested GYA members and alumni to sign up to give a Lightning Talk!
Depending on the number of abstracts submitted, there will be 2-3 parallel sessions of Lightning Talks.
All participants are for a Lightning Talk. The exact length of talks will be determined based on the number of entries, but it will be around 3 minutes per person. The short presentation should clearly communicate your research outputs to a broad, interdisciplinary, cross-cultural audience. Your fellow GYA members would love to hear what you study and why. You can use slide(s) to illustrate your talk (if you wish) and we will provide a recommended template to help you stick to the time limit.
Communicating research effectively within a limited time is a critical skill young scientists and scholars of today need to master and doing this in less than 3 minutes is both challenging and rewarding!
Abstracts should not exceed 250 words and can be uploaded directly via the submission form. Following a review process by the Programme Organising Committee, we will provide further specific instructions for presenters.
Preparing your Lightning Talk
In preparation for lightning talks, we recommend members to read through these helpful Do’s and Dont’s collected by GYA members through training sessions with coach Lisa Shufro. We will also be organizing a virtual pre-event planning call to help you prepare. Specific information on formatting of slides and resolution of images will also be provided.
The deadline for abstract submission is Feburary 28, 2024.
If you are interested and available to give a lightning talk at next year’s Annual General Meeting, please fill in the following form.