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Lightning Talks

This year's Computational Research Day will include a Lightning Talk competition. Lightning talks are at most 3 minutes in length, with 1-3 slides allowed per talk, and should focus on a computational research project. Lightning talks are an excellent forum to practice presentation and communication skills, and all undergraduate and graduate students may apply. Twelve talks will be selected.

The talks will take place between 2:30pm and 3:15pm on April 10th, 2018 in the Louis Room at Norris Center in Evanston.


The organizers of Computational Research Day seek Lightning Talk submissions from students with a wide range of backgrounds and wish to showcase the diversity of computational research fields as well as student identities and experiences in this event.

Submissions will be evaluated based on talk title, description, example slide, and academic field. Invitees will be notified by 3/16/2018, and invited speakers will be expected to attend a dress rehearsal event the week of April 2nd. A coaching session with staff from the Ready Set Go (RSG) program will be offered to all speakers selected to give a lightning talk.

The submission period has ended and no new submissions will be accepted.


The talks will be judged by audience members and a $100 gift card awarded to the winning talk.

The winner will be announced at the Researchers’ Reception at 4:15pm.

Last Updated: 14 March 2018

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