We have reserved one hour of the NANOG 37 agenda for "Lightning Talks".
A lightning talk is a very short presentation or speech by any
attendee on any topic relevant to the NANOG audience. These are
limited to ten minutes; this will be strictly enforced.
If have a topic that's timely, interesting, or even a crackpot idea
you want to share, we encourage you to consider presenting it.
Signups for lightning talks will be accepted during the NANOG meeting,
instructions will be given during the opening plenary on Monday.
The Program Committee will decide which submissions are relevant
(using criteria based on the NANOG mailing list AUP,) and choose
the best six to be presented.
Use of slides is optional. Any slides must be in PDF or Powerpoint
format, and will be loaded in advance onto the speaker laptop.
There is a good overview of the use of lightning talks at the Perl
conference at http://www.perl.com/pub/a/2004/07/30/lightningtalk.html.
Although their format is slightly different, many of their ideas
will apply here.