FSCI 2018 Call For Lightning Talks

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Deadline:  July 16, 2018  CLOSED

Session Type:  5-minute flashtalks

At the FORCE11 Scholarly Communications Institute (FSCI), attendees are invited/encouraged to submit a proposal for a brief lightning talk about something they are passionate about, related to scholarly communications.  Talks could introduce us to a new technology that might change either our lives or vanish without a trace, tell us about a policy that has made a difference somewhere, rant about how the scholarly communications world should be, or something else.  The main rules are that your talk should: 1) make the audience think; 2) discuss something that could make an impact in scholarly communications, 3) be a maximum of five minutes; and 4) follow the FORCE11 Code of Conduct.

If you want to present a lightning talk, please submit a description of it at  https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=fsci2018lt by July 16. The submitted talks will be reviewed by a small committee (Daniel S. Katz, Taylor Davis-Van Atta) for relevance, potential impact, and excitement, with preference given to those proposals that complement other parts of the FSCI program. Decisions will be announced within a week, along with brief feedback.

Accepted lightning talks can be presented either without slides or with PDF slides (which will all be required to be submitted by noon of the lightning talk day to be assembled into a single presentation to avoid delays in switching laptops).  Each speaker will get up to 5 minutes to talk. Some related guidance on roughly similar talks is available from scidev.net.

The lightning talks will take place on Monday, July 30, in a plenary session after the afternoon courses and the institute group photo.