2023 Lightning Talks


The UMBC Beckman Scholars Program will lead the effort this year in hosting Lightning Round Talks at SURF 2023. Lightning talks are short-form talks, which are unlike traditional conference presentations, panels, or lectures. Each presenter gets five minutes and must use up to 5 slides. The main goal of Lightning talks is to spark new conversations and collaborations across disciplines with fast-paced presentations.

Six SURF presenters have been selected for a 5-minute Lightning Round talk. There will not be an opportunity for Q&A following the Lightning Round talks, however attendees may ask questions at the presenters poster during their designated poster session.