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AAJA Lightning Talks

This year we’re organizing our first-ever lightning talks: Five-minute presentations (usually accompanied with a PowerPoint presentation) given by anyone about anything. They look like this: http://igniteshow.com/. The goal is to delight, inform, enlighten and/or entertain a room full of journalists.

We need your help to get the word out. Encourage your professional and student members to submit lightning talk pitches by early-August! This is a great opportunity to boil down a subject and talk about something they’re passionate about. Here’s the quick and easy application.

Sample Tweet:

Lightning talks are coming to #AAJA14! Submit your talks by early-August:


Nine 5-minute talks will be chosen by popular vote in early-August and the talks will take place on Friday, August 15, 2014 at 4 p.m. in the Renaissance Hotel.

Let me know if you have any questions, and thanks for your help! Look forward to seeing everyone in DC.

p.s. be sure to sign-up for our Wednesday workshops before they fill up!