Member Lightning Talks 2019

Call for Abstracts

A valued part of the Annual General Meeting and Conference programme is to hear from GYA members.

Lightning Talks – What do you do & why? Thursday, 2 May 2019, 17:30-19:00

We invite you to submit a brief abstract for a ‘lightning’ talk. The exact length will be determined based on the number of entries, but it will be around 3 minutes per person. The 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). Communicating research effectively within a limited time is a critical skill young scientists of today needs to master and doing it in <3 minutes is both challenging and rewarding!

The lightening talks will be filmed and added to GYA’s youtube channel. We will open up this event to local high school students, as a form of outreach, and there will be opportunities for interacting with them. If you cannot be present at the AGM, you can submit an abstract, and contribute a (3-minute) video clip by producing it at home and submitting it to the Office (contact .

Submit an Abstract: All participants are highly encouraged to submit an abstract using the form below.

Deadline: The deadline for abstract submission is 1 March 2019.

Questions? Contact GYA member

Presentation Coaching: In preparation for lightning talks, members can take part in presentation coaching, which will be offered in 2019 again by coach Lisa Shufro, in the run-up to the AGM, and in a master class on the afternoon of Monday 29 April. The webinars and masterclass hone members skills to communicate their work to professionals outside their field of expertise; understand differences between conference and academic presentations; learn the process to prepare non-academic talks of different lengths; use visual aids and notes as supports rather than crutches; and gain confidence and fluency presenting on-stage, e.g. posture and verbal tics. More information on webinar dates and content will be sent out early 2019.


Submit your abstract here:

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