Lightning Talks

Starting in useR! 2011, lightning talks provide a 5-minute platform for participants to speak on an R-related topic of their choice. A variation of the pecha kucha and ignite formats will be used in which speakers must provide 15 slides to accompany their talk and each slide will be shown for 20 seconds.

useR! 2013 keeps this format, aimed particularly at those new to R. The talks will help users discover packages, techniques and ways of working, learning from the experience and expertise of others.

A wide range of topics are encouraged from across the user community. Examples might include: Registered participants who would like to give a lightning talk provided a title for the talk. Deadline has passed and talks have been selected from the proposed titles to form a varied and balanced program. Potential speakers have been informed of the outcome yet.

The lightning talk sessions will be organised separately from the main program and participants are welcome to give a lightning talk in addition to a regular talk or poster.