Lightning Talks

Lightning talks enable the audience to review as many potentially exciting ideas as possible in a short space of time. They are not meant to provide the detail required for the audience to reproduce your work, they are there to inspire them to search out your poster.

A lot can be said in 3 minutes! View a great example here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NexaXEPL3lg

Timing
Lightning talks are restricted to 3 minutes and time limits will be strictly enforced.

Please note that there can be only one presenter for the Lightning Talk.

Tips
The goal is to promote your research to a wider audience and stimulate thinking and discussion about the problem. Provide an overview that will inspire your audience to learn more about your work.

Provide contact information so people can follow up with you. Consider having your contact details either as a footnote on each slide or as the main focus of a slide. Remember too, you have the option to include your email address or hash tag with your abstract in the conference workbook so may just want to remind the audience of this.

Presentation slides
You may present your work with or without slides, but there is a 3 slide maximum, i.e. no more than 3 slides in 3 minutes. All slides must contain fixed–text only; no animations or videos permitted. Placing the title of your presentation (poster) somewhere on the first slide is a good idea.

Time is limited so focus on important results (or novel approaches) and less so on the details for achieving those results. Do not merely copy your poster. Each slide should have large, legible font and not too many lines.

The goal is to promote your research to a wider audience and stimulate thinking and discussion about the problem. Provide an overview that will inspire your audience to learn more about your work.

Provide contact information so people can follow up with you. Consider having your contact details either as a footnote on each slide or as the main focus of a slide.

To ensure a smooth and professional conference experience for both delegates and speakers, we require that you provide your presentation slides prior to the conference and no later than Friday 10 November 2017. To provide your presentation slides simply click here, select the file from your computer and upload your file. You do not need to have a Dropbox account to use this process.

MM2017 encourages speakers to use the following PowerPoint template when preparing their presentations.

Venue screen size
The presentation screens in all rooms at the International Convention Centre are a 16:9 aspect ratio. To ensure PowerPoint presentations fill the entire screen, please alter the page setup as shown below prior to preparing presentations.

The below shows the difference visually between a 16:9 presentation on 16:9 screen and a 4:3 presentation on 16:9 screen. Presentations prepared in 4:3 aspect ratio will still be displayed on the screen unaltered. However, as shown in the second image below, they will not fill the entire screen:

So you’re giving a lightning talk… webinar
The webinar “So you’re giving a lightning talk …” is available to be viewed by clicking here. SHPA members can view this by using their standard login details and Non-SHPA members can view this by logging in as a guest using the following password: MM2017