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What is a lightning talk? It is typically a 5-7 minute presentation where you try to quickly introduce a concept or make a “call to action”. It is your opportunity to influence your audience in a brief period of time.
Usually, several lightning talks are scheduled in a single session and you should be well rehearsed to jump on the stage and deliver your quick talk. Keep it light, on point, and mix in humor when you can.
There is great information and examples of Lightning Talks on the web. Here are a few of our favorites: