Lightning Talks


  • Speakers will be allotted 5 minutes for lightning talk presentations, followed by 1 minute for questions.

  • Should you choose, you will be permitted to accompany your talk with a maximum of 3 PowerPoint slides.

  • Please select one presenter for one lightning talk.

  • Please acknowledge any conflict(s) of interest at the beginning of your presentation.

  • Please arrive at the lightning talk session 10 minutes in advance to meet your moderator and the other presenters.

  • Your slides will be loaded onto the laptop before the conference. You must bring a backup copy of your presentation on a USB memory stick to the conference

  • There will be a live Q&A for participants to ask questions after the presentations.

Important Dates and Deadlines

Important deadlines will be provided to presenters in advance of the conference. Tasks and deadlines for presentation formats will be assigned in mid-March.


Please consider accessibility when developing and delivering your presentation for CHLA/ABSC 2023. Making your presentation accessible to all helps everyone. Consider the following suggestions to improve accessibility of your presentation:

  • Use an easy-to-read font and font size.

  • Ensure there is an appropriate level of contrast between your text and background, and avoid using colour alone to draw attention to specific elements.

  • Consider including closed captioning or a transcript (e.g. using for your presentation. This might also include alternative text for images and verbally describe important charts.

We recommend WebAIM and DLF as resources for improving presentation accessibility.

Land Acknowledgement & Positionality Statement

We encourage all our speakers to include an appropriate land acknowledgement and positionality statement in their presentation. Refer to the Canadian Association of University Teacher’s (CAUT), Guide to Acknowledging First Peoples & Traditional Territory, section on Nova Scotia.

Code of Conduct

CHLA/ABSC's Code of Conduct applies to all presenters and attendees.