spatial@ucsb presents the 4th annual

Lightning Talks

Slide from Jeremy Douglass's talk
Slide from Jeremy Douglass’ 2014 talk, “Navigating Narratives as Networks”

From 12:00 – 1:00 PM on Wednesday, February 25 join us for lunch and a series of 3-minute Spatial Lightning Talks at Mosher Alumni House. The talks will follow a modified Ignite style with 10 slides auto-advanced every 18 seconds (suggested, although anything within the time limit is fair game).

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Do you have an intriguing idea, unusual side project, crazy travel story, or anything else you’d like to share in a bite-sized presentation? We are looking for intrepid presenters—students, faculty, staff, friends—to give inspirational, educational, or just plain entertaining talks related to geography or space (i.e., just about anything). The talks can be serious or funny, as long as you follow the mantra, “enlighten us, but make it quick.”

For inspiration, visit to watch videos of past years’ presentations. Participants from all departments and disciplines are welcome.

To present in the 2015 Spatial Lightning Talks please contact Kitty Currier ( by February 18 (preferably sooner), or otherwise mark your calendar to attend. Lunch will be provided, but please RSVP to Kitty.

Lightning Talks 2015