Call for applications - Spatial Lightning Talks 2020

by Daina Tagavi, Professional Development Peer
Wednesday, January 22, 2020 8:40 AM

Time - at the doctor's office, it is endless, but at all other moments, you just wish you could get it to *stop*. Just in reading this ​article, three minutes of your life might go by. Then you might have to get up and find the nearest snack. Another three minutes. And remember what you had been doing before. Three. So you have to save your time for the nice things in life, the best kind of three minutes. If you have to use up three minutes, it should be to share that wonderful brain of yours with others.

This is a call for interested speakers for the 2020 Spatial Lightning Talks on Tuesday, February 11 at 12:00 p.m. This annual series of 3-minute lightning talks brings together speakers from across the UCSB campus as well as the local community to enlighten the crowd on spatial topics of all sorts. This fast-paced, interdisciplinary event is a great opportunity to share your work or special interest (it doesn’t have to be academic!), and it provides experience in delivering a concise, attention-grabbing talk to a diverse audience.

Mark your calendars and RSVP now, whether you are interested in giving a talk or just attending.

When: Tuesday, February 11, 2019 from 12:00 to 1:00 p.m.; lunch will be served as of 11:45 a.m.
Where: Interdisciplinary Humanities Center, McCune Conference Room (HSSB 6020)

Do you think you’re up for the challenge of presenting an interesting, spatially-relevant topic in just three minutes? The organizers are inviting speakers to sign up by Sunday, January 26. Since ​they have limited speaker slots, they will let you know by Thursday, Jan 30 whether you are selected to be one of the Spatial Lightning Talks speakers.

See past Spatial Lightning Talks here.

Please contact Anagha ( if you have any questions.