Call for Presenters: Spatial Lightning Talks 2023

We welcome expressions of interest to present 3-minute talks on research, side projects, ideas, or other activities and experiences that feature a spatial perspective, broadly defined.

January 20, 2023
Spatial Lightning Talks, March 16, 2023, 10:00 am PDT/6:00 pm CET

Deadline to propose a talkFebruary 17, 2023

Lightning Talks to be held online on March 16, 2023 at 10:00 am PDT/6:00 pm CET

Do you have an intriguing idea, emerging research topic, unusual side project or a thought-provoking elevator pitch that features a spatial perspective? The Spatial Lightning Talks showcase intrepid presenters who have just three minutes to deliver their idea, story, or message

Topics may be wide ranging as long as space—geographic or otherwise—figures prominently. Both serious and lighthearted presentations are  welcomed, as long as they stick to the Ignite Talks mantra, “Enlighten us, but make it quick.”

Affiliates and non-affiliates of UCSB are invited to present and attend. With the online format, we hope to attract participants from around the globe.

Examples of past years' talks:

A partial archive of Spatial Lightning Talks, now in their 12th year, is available on spatial@ucsb's YouTube channel.

We will try to accommodate all submissions, but if interest exceeds the event's allotted duration, we will select talks based on their title and a brief (1–3 sentences) description of the concept. Please submit ideas through this Google Form no later than February 17. Confirmation of presenters will be emailed by February 22.

Questions? Contact Kitty Currier, We look forward to your submission!