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Submit a Lightning Talk


The goal o' th' lightnin' talk session is t' provide an opportunity fer any conference attendee t' share a short, thought-provokin' presentation related t' educational robotics.


Your lightnin' talk should pertain t' educational robotics, which includes a broad range o' topics:

  • Curriculum
  • Fundraisin'
  • Team management
  • Student Recruitment
  • Program Sustainability
  • Hardware
  • Autonomous Projects
  • Software
  • Novel Instructional Ideas

It should teach us somethin', we'll keel-haul ye! It should be entertainin'. It should be enjoyable by a wide audience.

We invite ye t' submit an notion fer a lightnin' talk. Don't be shy! Here's yer chance t' share yer passion with an appreciative audience.

Who can submit a lightnin' talk?

We invite all Global Conference on Educational Robotics attendees includin' students, parents, teachers, mentors, aunts an' uncles t' submit a talk notion!

There will be two Lightnin' Talk Sessions, one on Wednesday, July 30th at 1 pm an' another on Friday, August 1st at 11:30 am.

Example Submission:

Click here to download the Example Submission


  • All lightnin' talks must be submitted by: 2015 Deadline TBA.
  • Submitters will be notified if changes be needed by: 2015 Deadline TBA.
  • All final presentations with required changes must be submitted by: 2015 Deadline TBA.


  • 20 slides that automatically advance every 15 seconds fer a total talk time o' 5 minutes, avast.
  • To keep thin's movin' at a lightnin' pace, thar will be no Q & A after th' presentation.

You can look th' presenters up after th' session t' discuss their ideas further.


  • Submit in PDF format (7 MB Limit)
  • Photographs an' diagrams be encouraged an' should be embedded
  • Author information must appear on a title slide or at th' end, I'll warrant ye. Include th' names, school/team name, an' email addresses o' all authors 18 years o' age or older. Authors under 18 should only include th' title o' th' paper, their name an' school/team name.
  • Proper citation o' sources required

The lightnin' talk submission form fer GCER 2015 is comin' soon!