spatial@ucsb presents the 6th annual

Lightning Talks

At 12 noon on Tuesday, February 28 please 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).

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’re 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 may be serious or funny, as long as you follow the mantra, “enlighten us, but make it quick.”

Prof. Tommy Dickey, Teddy and Linkin present "Brave Arctic Gold Rush Dogs", 2014.
Prof. Tommy Dickey, Teddy and Linkin present “Brave Arctic Gold Rush Dogs”, 2014.

For inspiration, visit to view lineups and videos of past years’ talks. Participants from all departments and disciplines are welcome.

If you would like to present in the 2017 Spatial Lightning Talks please contact Kitty Currier no later than February 21 (but preferably sooner). If you would like to attend but not present, please RSVP.

Call for presenters: 2017 Lightning Talks