Lightning Talks(All ) Rapid 5-7 mins presentations in quick succession along with an option to demo their work. We had a maximum of 8 presentations in a 60 min time slot. They serve as a way for people to hear about some exciting work from both Industry and Academia and follow up with presenters on a more detailed level later. Opportunity to give several women an chance to talk about their work.
*Note 1: A lot of Students submitted into LT, and got accepted. However due to funding/other issues, they turned out to be no-shows at the conference. While we want to maintain the intent, we need to ensure that the authenticity and quality is not compromised.
*Note 2: Some company speakers turned this platform into a recruiting/product pitch. Again we will put in check balances to ensure that the authenticity is maintained.