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Submit a Lightning Talk


The goal of the lightning talk session is to provide an opportunity for any conference attendee to share a short, thought-provoking presentation related to educational robotics.


Your lightning talk should pertain to educational robotics, which includes a broad range of topics:

  • Curriculum
  • Fundraising
  • Team management
  • Student Recruitment
  • Program Sustainability
  • Hardware
  • Autonomous Projects
  • Software
  • Coding
  • Novel Instructional Ideas

It should teach us something. It should be entertaining. It should be enjoyable by a wide audience.

We invite you to submit an idea for a lightning talk. Don't be shy! Here's your chance to share your passion with an appreciative audience.

Who can submit a lightning talk?

We invite all Global Conference on Educational Robotics attendees including students, parents, teachers, mentors, aunts and uncles to submit a talk idea!

Example Submission:

Click here to download the Example Submission


  • All lightning talks must be submitted by: June 3, 2015
  • Submitters will be notified if changes are needed by: June 10, 2015
  • All final presentations with required changes must be submitted by: June 15, 2015


  • 20 slides that automatically advance every 15 seconds for a total talk time of 5 minutes.
  • The presentation you submit as of June 15 will be the one used for the presentation. We cannot use presentations submitted after that date.
  • Presentations will be loaded onto a session computer and operated by KIPR staff. Presenters may not use their own computers for the presentation.
  • To keep things moving at a lightning pace, there will be no Q & A after the presentation.

You can look the presenters up after the session to discuss their ideas further.


  • Submit in .ppt format (7 MB Limit)
  • Use PowerPoint 2010 or newer
  • No other file formats will be accepted!
  • Photographs and diagrams are encouraged and are required to be embedded
  • DO NOT use slide transitions or special effects in your PowerPoint!
  • Author information must appear on a title slide or at the end. Include the names, school/team name, and email addresses of all authors 18 years of age or older. Authors under 18 should only include the title of the paper, their name and school/team name.
  • Proper citation of sources required

GCER Lightning Talk Submission

Presenter Information

Please list the names of any additional presenters here. Include the school/team name if it differs from the submitting presenter.

Presentation Information

Files must be less than 7 MB.
Allowed file types: ppt pptx.