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An introduction to lightning talks – setting the scene for the day


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An introduction to lightning talks – setting the scene for the day

  1. 1. Scripting Life: goals & logistics for day 2 Vince Smith Natural History Museum, London [email_address] ViBRANT Virtual Biodiversity
  2. 2. Purpose of day-two <ul><li>Primary goals </li></ul><ul><li>Introductions </li></ul><ul><li>Contributions & roles (ViBRANT is complex) </li></ul><ul><li>Highlight admin. & legal obligations </li></ul><ul><li>Medium term-planning </li></ul>6 ViBRANT Virtual Biodiversity
  3. 3. Purpose of day-two <ul><li>Background considerations </li></ul><ul><li>Our audiences (old & new) - VIBRANT is about engagement </li></ul><ul><li>Functional overlaps (internally & externally) </li></ul><ul><li>Scheduling, dependencies, status reporting, risks </li></ul><ul><li>Processes & standards of delivery </li></ul><ul><li>External engagement & opportunities </li></ul><ul><li>Most of ViBRANT is NOT research </li></ul><ul><li>Avoid stovepiping </li></ul>Some time for discussion ViBRANT is an agile project 6
  4. 4. Structure of day-two 09.10 WP1: ViBRANT Project Management 09.40 WP3: Training and Sociology 10.20 COFFEE BREAK 10.50 WP4: Date standards 11.25 WP8: Data mobalisation 12.05 WP5: Data services 12.50 LUNCH 13.50 WP6: Publishing 14.20 WP7: Biodiversity Literature 15.00 COFFEE BREAK 15.30 WP2: Technical architecture 16.00 The most exciting risk analysis - ever !!! 16.30 Workpackage integration activities (panel discussion) NETWORKING SERVICE RESEARCH 6 <ul><li>WP Session Structure (x8) </li></ul><ul><li>10 min. overview by WP leader </li></ul><ul><li>5 min. lightning talks by partners </li></ul><ul><li>10 min. Q&A session </li></ul>
  5. 5. Lightning talks? 6 <ul><li>“ A conversation where the audience doesn’t speak for 5 minutes ” </li></ul><ul><li>Back-to-back 5 minute presentations </li></ul><ul><li>No other rules! </li></ul>WHAT <ul><li>Encourage engagement & awareness </li></ul><ul><li>Breakout groups (often) don’t work </li></ul><ul><li>Lots of long talks can be boring </li></ul>WHY <ul><li>PPT Template as a guide - its okay not to have slides </li></ul><ul><li>Make your point (not too much background) </li></ul><ul><li>Only include essential detail </li></ul>HOW
  6. 6. Timing is everything… 6