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Thanks for submitting your papers for WCNGT 2016

A small, but fun part of the WCNGT 2016 conference are the Lightning Talks, which are a fun way to share ideas and best practices that don't warrant a full-blown breakout session

What's a Lightning Talk?

  • It’s an opportunity for you to talk for 5-7 minutes on which you have submitted your paper or ANY topic you think participants will find interesting. That’s all! It’s very informal, low pressure and FUN.
  • Selected Talks will show evidence of being lively, fast-paced and thought provoking, while appealing to a wide audience. Topics can be practical or conceptual ideas, and should showcase effective practices or highlight new projects in various stages of development.

Lightning Talk Format & Timing

Each presenter will have 5-7 minutes total. There will not be additional time for questions, but presenters may reserve part of the seven minute allotment for Q&A if desired.

Lightning Talks will take place on Thursday & Friday, July 21st and 22nd 2016, and be presented in the open space during the breaks, to all attendees.

Do you want to participate?

  • Lightning Talk proposals can be submitted at speak@nextgentesting.org and must be received by Tuesday, June 21st, 2016. The contact on the submission will be notified if the proposal has been accepted for presentation by Tuesday, June 28th, 2016.
  • Please note, these talks are given by 'Single Presenter' and NOT with a Co-Presenter.
  • If your proposal is accepted, the presenter will be automatically registered for the conference, and required to pay registration by July 5th, 2016. A Lightning Talk presenter is not required to, but can choose to submit a full paper version of their talk for inclusion in the WCNGT 2016 Conference Proceedings.
Note:Failure to pay the registration fee will result in the cancellation of your presentation and conference registration. Presenters are responsible for paying their own travel and lodging expenses.

Lightning Talk Proposal Selection Criteria

All submissions would go through our Advisory Panel. Below parameters would be evaluated:
  • Content and objectives of presentation
  • Clarity of topic, particularly how presenter will achieve presentation objectives in seven minutes or less
  • Relevance to the field of library instruction
  • Originality and creativity
  • Demonstrated expertise of the presenter(s) on the topic
  • Methods used to inform and also engage the audience.

You may think of below points to cover in your Lighting Talk

  • Why I chose this topic?
  • Successful Project: I did project X. It was a success. Here’s what I did different. This is how you can benefit.
  • Failed Project: I did project X. It was a failure, and here’s what I learned. What can you improve.
  • Here’s what is wrong with the testing community.
  • Call to Action: Let’s all do more of X / less of X.
  • A Funny Thing happened to me on the Way to WCNGT 2016.
  • Coaching Wish List
  • Why X was a mistake.
  • Why X looks like a mistake, but isn’t.
  • What it’s like to do X. We should be paying more attention to X.
  • Here’s a useful technique/best practices that worked.
  • Here’s a technique I thought would be useful but didn’t work.
  • 13. Comparison of approaches X and Y.
  • Let me tell you a funny story.