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Lightning Talks



New for useR! 2011, lightning talks provide a 5-minute platform for participants to speak on an R-related topic of their choice. A variation of the pecha kucha and ignite formats will be used in which speakers must provide 15 slides to accompany their talk and each slide will be shown for 20 seconds.

Aimed particularly at those new to R, the talks will help users discover packages, techniques and ways of working, learning from the experience and expertise of others.

A wide range of topics are encouraged from across the user community. Examples might include: Participants who would like to give a lightning talk must provide a title for the talk on their conference registration form. After the deadline (24th June 23:59 British Summer Time) talks will be selected from the proposed titles to form a varied and balanced program. Potential speakers will be informed of the outcome as soon as the schedule is finalised.

The lightning talk sessions will be organised separately from the main program and participants are welcome to give a lightning talk in addition to a regular talk or poster.