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This year, the ASBOA Conference is introducing a new program feature called Lightning Talks. These quick presentations are intended to stimulate new ideas, present innovative solutions to common challenges, and inspire conversation. 

Lighting Talks offer the freedom to present great content without preparing a full 60 or 90 minute talk. While Lightning Talks are not sales pitches we do encourage Exhibitors and suppliers to the Education sector to propose talks that present generic solutions to common problems.

Lightning Talks can be offered in two formats: 

  • Mini Sessions: 10 minutes (10 slides if used)
  • 20 x 20 Sessions 20 minutes 20 slides
Mini Sessions -  are 10-minute sessions that may or may not include a slide deck. While you’ll have access to a traditional AV setup when you present, you are not obligated to use these. You control both the format and the delivery; the sky’s the limit! Since your time is still limited, we encourage you to stay focused on the objective of your presentation. Mini-sessions may or may not include additional time for questions but it is not guaranteed, so make sure to cover your main points within the allotted 10 minutes.
20X20 Talks -   is 20 slides in 20 minutes in the style of PechaKucha.  We’ve included some helpful links below so you can explore further. These are highly recommended reading and viewing for anyone considering submitting a 20X20 talk.   20X20 Talks require different preparation than typical conference sessions.
Resources to help you prepare for your talk:
Key Dates -  Please add these dates to your calendar up front, in the event that your presentation is accepted.
  • Call for Presentation Deadline:  March 15, 2019
  • Acceptance and Rejection Notifications - March 22, 2019
  • Agreement Form Completion - March 29, 2019
  • Annual Conference - May 5-8, 2019
Possible session themes include, but are not limited to:
  • A new approach you or your board has taken to a common challenge
  • New technologies that have saved your board time and/or money
  • Strategies that have been successfully implemented in your organization
  • Trends you think will affect the education sector in the coming years
  • Solutions you think school business professionals will appreciate 
  • Wacky ideas that you think your peers might want to hear


Submissions are now closed.