Five-minute talks on any subject. Anyone who is attending NICAR 2018 can pitch and the attendees vote on the talks they want to see. The 10 talks with the most votes will be presented during NICAR.
You have until Feb. 9th to come up with a pitch (or two) and submit it here. Then, on the morning of Feb. 12th, the pitching period ends and the voting period begins. You'll be able to vote for as many talks as you'd like, and the 10 talks with the most votes will be a part of the lightning talks session at NICAR this year. Voting ends on Feb. 23rd and we'll post the official lightning talks schedule within a day or two. Then, all that's left is to come to the lightning talks session on Friday, March 9th at 4:45 p.m. and enjoy!
Here are three pitches that were selected in recent years.
Sisi Wei has encouraged everyone (newbies especially) to pitch a lightning talk, and offered to help coach, prod, brainstorm with, edit, and encourage anyone who needed it. This still applies! If you're interested in pitching and need help coming up with something, read this.
Yes you can! On the other hand, if you've spoken in both 2015 and 2016, please take a well-deserved year off and encourage new speakers to pitch a talk.
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