Patterned after “TED Talks” (here’s an example), Lightning Talks are 13-15 minutes in length and the ideal format to share innovations and adaptations to food security activities as a result of COVID-19 (learning event objective #2). Submissions for this format should cater to at least one of the learning event thematic areas.
Lightning Talk speakers will focus on their verbal storytelling. They can use slides, but the slides should contain images or visuals with minimal text. Speakers will be encouraged to use a script and rehearse the timing of their Talks.
The Lightning Talks will be pre-recorded, with support from IDEAL. Two Lightning Talks on related topics will be strung together to form a 30-minute session. After each pair of Talks, the two speakers, with facilitation support from IDEAL, will host a live 30-minute Q&A session.
Submit to Become a Lightning Talks Speaker
Fill out the submission form linked below by Thursday, May 6, 2021 at 12:00 pm ET.
You may also complete an offline form (download the form here) and e-mail it to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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