Fire up your colleagues in five-minute Lightning Talks!

Inspire others with quick glimpses at your latest innovations, interesting ideas, and new technologies or services. The sky is the limit! Each five-minute Lightning Talk will require you to create a maximum of 20 slides that advance automatically every 15 seconds. Submit your 150-word proposal by Wednesday, January 16, it’s quick and easy!

Lightning Talks

Deadline: January 16, 2019

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Keynote: Michele Norris

Michele Norris is a Peabody Award-winning journalist, founder of The Race Card Project and the Executive Director of The Bridge.

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Keynote: Viet Thanh Nguyen

Viet Thanh Nguyen’s writing is bold, elegant and fiercely honest. His remarkable debute novel, The Sympathizer, won the Pulitzer Prize.

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Keynote: Alison Bechdel

Alison Bechdel is an internationally beloved cartoonist whose darkly humorous graphic memoir novel Fun Home was adapted into a musical that won five Tony Awards

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Invited Presenter: Fobazi Ettarh

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Invited Presenter: Rajiv Jhangiani

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Invited Presenter: Salvador Vidal-Ortiz