A lightning talk is a quick 5 minute presentation on a topic of interest, with a maximum of 2 minutes for questions afterwards. The aim of a lightning talk is for presenters to articulate a topic in a quick, insightful and clear way. These talks are brilliant for grabbing the attention of the audience, concicely covering key information and allowing for several presenters to share their ideas within one evening.
The evening will consist of up to 10 speakers, currently the presentations will include talks on developments in FEES, childhood stammering and AAC. The list of the topics which will be covered during the evening will available prior to the event, and will include both adult and paediatric clinical presentations. There will be an opportunity for refreshments and networking to conclude the evening. This is a link to an example of a "lightning talk" and whilst the topic is not speech therapy based, it gives an idea of the structure and quality of the talks: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_3O5FGjxWLQ
The evening is designed to be an opportunity for fun, cheap, interesting CPD and to network with local colleagues. The evening is not a SIG/CEN, and will not be having membership.
The event is open to Speech and Language Therapists of all backgrounds, and Speech and Language Therapy students.
The lightning talks will be held at Southmead hospital, on level 5. Please see the link below for travel and parking information: https://www.nbt.nhs.uk/our-hospitals/southmead-hospital . The organisers will meet attendees at the entrance to the "Brunel Building". Please note that travel expenses will not be reimbursed.
We are also looking to recruit presenters, with topics being based on clinical information within the field. For example, therapy approaches, current research, case studies, audits, AAC, technology and unusual conditions. Presentations can be verbal or using PowerPoint. If you would like to present at the evening or have any questions, please contact email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org