To help showcase as much original material as we can, mmc2017 will be including flash talks as part of the scientific programme. Flash talks were trialled at the EMAG 2016 conference and were a great success!
As a flash talk presenter, you will be able to present a 5 minute talk during one of the conference sessions in addition to displaying your poster in the mmc2017 poster village, discussing your research with peers during lunchtimes and allocated poster sessions.
By presenting a flash talk, you can perfect your presentation skills, showcase your work to a wider audience and sit alongside a line-up of impressive invited and plenary speakers, whilst still having the opportunity for more informal questions and answers at your poster. It really is a great opportunity at an event as large as the Microscience Microscopy Congress.
Dr Sarah Haigh, EMAG chair said "“We trialled Flash Talks at this year’s EMAG Conference and they were very popular – both for the presenters and the audiences. They bring interesting variety and they provide great opportunities to test your presenting skills, especially for student researchers. I am very pleased to see them within the Microscience programme. They will definitely enhance the programme allowing a greater variety of speakers and acting as further enticement to attend the poster sessions.”
“Both the RMS and the IOP EMAG committee are committed to promoting opportunities for Early Career Researchers. In addition to the Flash Talks there is a range of mmc2017 bursaries to assist with travel. If you are looking to gain experience of a large-scale conference, with a thriving series of research talks and some outstanding plenary speakers then mmc2017 is a great place to start, and I would encourage anyone who is active in microscopy to look at the programme and see where your work fits in.”
To be eligible to present a flash talk, simply submit your abstract as normal. As your work reaches the review stage you will be allocated either a flash talk, oral or poster presentation. Abstract Submission is open until 17 February 2017 and the Call for Papers is available to view online. By signing up to receive the mmc2017 e-newsletter, you will be the first to hear when this happens.