GHCI 19 Session Formats

Any of the following formats can be used for the GHCI 19 submissions (except workshops and posters).

All workshops need to be submitted under the GHCI 19 Track: Tech Workshops. To make a poster submission click on GHCI 19: Poster Session.

Panel

A panel is a group discussion around a particular topic and involves a moderator along with the panelists. This format provides the opportunity to discuss and share a variety of viewpoints on a topic. Panels can follow one of the two styles –

  • An opening with a short introduction followed by a moderator-led Q&A for a set of 3 – 4 panelists
  • Short presentations by 3 – 4 panelists followed by an audience driven Q&A

Diverse, cross-organizational or interdisciplinary panels are highly encouraged. The panel must focus on a well–defined topic or concept. Submissions for this format type must specify the different viewpoints that will be addressed and which panelists will present them.

  • Eligibility criteria: Subject matter experts from industry, academia or government organizations
  • Number of panelists: One moderator and three to four panelists. There cannot be two people (including the moderator) from the same organization on a given panel. The submission must indicate if the moderator has had previous experience moderating a panel
  • Presentation time: 45 – 50 minutes followed by audience Q & A for 10 minutes
  • Template: Use the Panel Starter Template to help you get started and build a great submission

Presentation

The presentation format is well suited for a deep dive on a given topic. A presentation typically lasts between 45–50 minutes and includes a Q&A session at the end. Presentations are ideal for deep technical areas and original research topics. They can also be the format of choice for topics involving one-way technical demonstrations by a speaker. A presentation can have only a single speaker on the stage at any point. There may be no more than two speakers proposed for a presentation submission. In the case of two proposed speakers, the submission must clearly specify the different areas/concepts/discussion points to be presented by each speaker. Please note that only one complimentary conference pass is given for presentations. The second speaker should buy a general attendee pass to be able to present.

  • Eligibility criteria: Subject matter expert from industry, academia or government organizations
  • Number of presenters: One presenter on stage at any point of time. No more than two proposed speakers with sufficient justification of the need.
  • Presentation Time: 45 – 50 minutes followed by audience Q & A for 10 minutes
  • Room type: Theater style seating
  • Template: Use the Presentation Starter Template to help you get started and build a great submission

Lightning Talks

The lightning talk format is a collection of short presentations. Related areas within a given high-level topic are grouped together to create a one-hour session of lightning talks, each of which is about 15-20 minutes long. Submitters for lightning talks are encouraged to collaborate with their peers across organizations or across disciplines to provide detailed viewpoints through short presentations and present a combined one hour submission. There must be a common link connecting each of the talks in the submission. Each speaker will present their view on the topic for between 15-20 minutes. A minimum of 2 speakers and a maximum of 4 speakers are encouraged to collaborate to create 50 minutes of distinct segments of content, followed by a 10 – minute Q & A session. All speakers in a lightning talk submission that is selected, will receive a complimentary conference pass for GHCI 19.

  • Eligibility criteria: Subject matter experts from industry, academia or government organizations
  • Number of presenters: One presenter on stage at any point in time. Between 2 – 4 proposed speakers with sufficient distinction in the content to be presented.
  • Presentation Time: 15 – 20 minutes per speaker, overall 45–50 minutes followed by audience Q & A for 10 minutes
  • Room type: Theater style seating
  • Template: Use the Lightning Talks Starter Template to help you get started and build a great submission