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Looking for short/lightning talks for the International Lisp

Posted: Mon Jan 19, 2009 5:39 pm
by dlweinreb
Hi. I'm looking for some good short/lightning talks for the
International Lisp Conference 2009 (March 22-25 at MIT in Cambridge,
MA, USA; see If you, or anyone who you think might be
coming to the conference, might have a short talk to give, please send
me a brief description. Please forward this to anyone you think might
be interested.

A short talk can be on anything bearing on Lisp, Scheme, or related
languages. It need not be on a profound topic or a research project.
It can be as simple as:
  • -- Here's a good application that we wrote in Lisp.
    -- Here's a useful Lisp library that you might want to know about.
    -- Here are some interesting things about my Lisp development tool.
    -- I have this provocative/outrageous opinion.
    -- Please give me feedback about this idea.
    -- Alice and I will debate the following point.
The ideal duration is five minutes, but the talk could be extremely
short, or up to about ten minutes. There's no Q and A immediately
afterwards. You can meet up with interested people later to continue
talking, answer questions, etc.

Here's a nice web page about short/lightning talks:

and a longer one with advice:

I hope you can come to the conference!

Thanks, and Happy New Year!

-- Dan

P.S. We are working on setting up registration,
and I hope we'll have it up and running at the
beginning of February.