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Present a Lightning Talk

Great ideas begin with a spark. Inspire Esri’s user community with a five-minute lightning talk about your awesomely imaginative idea using GIS. 

Monday, July 8, 2019 | 4:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
San Diego Convention Center | Ballroom 20A

Submission Deadline

The 2018 deadline for lightning talk submissions has closed. Be the first to know when the 2019 Call for Lightning Talks opens.


  • Lightning Talk submissions are reviewed on a first-come, first-served basis and space is limited.
  • Your talk should tell a compelling story, motivate, and inspire your audience.
  • Talks must be five minutes or less.
  • Live demos are not permitted. Slides only please.
  • Please include the following information with your submission:
    Full Name, Title, Organization
    Email address, Phone Number
    Complete first draft of your Lightning Talk slide deck (supported software: PowerPoint, Keynote, Prezi,, Reveal.js, or a video)
    Short description of your talk (100 words or less)

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