Posters and Lightning talks

We will run a lightning talk session on Wed 20th January 2021 at 3pm UTC. The session will be a one hour slot and include up to 10 lightning talks. Each lightning talk should be supported by either a poster or a blog post.

Presenters will be asked to pre-record a 1 to 2 minute lightning talk which will be played at the start of the session. Each presenter will then be available in a break out room with video and text chat facilities to discuss their poster or blog post with those attending. Attendees can move between break out rooms to discuss different posters and blog posts. Posters and blog posts will be available a few days in advance of the session to allow attendees to read the material beforehand. Posters will be maximum A1 size. Blog posts should be between 700 and 2000 words.

Deadline for submissions is midnight UTC of January 10th, 2021.

Brief summary

  • up to 10 lightning talks on 20th January 2021 at 3pm UTC
  • posters max A1 size
  • blog post 700-2000 words
  • lightning talk session - pre-record talk 1-2 minutes
  • followed by breakout session


I have never presented on a conference before. Is there a way I could get help?

Yes! We can help you to find a suitable mentor for your event. We have a pool of members of the RSE community who are happy to offer their advice to junior p...

I have experience presenting on conferences and would be happy to offer advice for junior presenters. How can I do that?

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What should be in my Posters and Lightning talks abstract

Abstracts must include sufficient information for reviewers to judge the nature and significance of the topic and the conclusions. The abstract should summar...


Florian Thiery

Florian Thiery

Research Squirrel Engineers Mainz, Germany

de-RSE e.V. Programme Committee Posters and Lightning talks Website Committee

Louise Brown

Louise Brown

Composites Research Group, University of Nottingham Nottingham, UK

UK RSE Posters and Lightning talks Programme Committee

Mahmood M. Shad

Mahmood M. Shad

Harvard University Cambridge, MA, US

us-RSE Posters and Lightning talks