What are lightning talks, you ask? They’re five-minute presentations (usually accompanied with a PowerPoint presentation) given by anyone about anything. They look like this: http://igniteshow.com/ (though for #AAJA15, we won’t require you to set your slides to auto-advance). The goal is to delight, inform, enlighten and/or entertain a room full of journalists. All AAJA members are welcome to apply. If you pitched a convention panel, this is a great opportunity to boil down the subject and talk about something you’re passionate about. Send us your ideas by midnight PST on Friday, July 31!
Ten 5-minute talks will be chosen by popular vote from August 3-7, and selected speakers will be notified by August 8th. The talks will take place on Friday, August 14, 2015 from 4-5 p.m. in Grand Ballroom A at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in San Francisco.
This energetic and fast-paced event is a great way to close out the formal convention programming so we hope you’ll join us! Lightning Talks have become an integral part of the NICAR and ONA conventions, and we’re excited to have them for the second year at #AAJA15.