Abstract Submission

Here you can submit your lightning talk for presentation at ToScA Global 2020. Please submit an abstract under "Oral presentation" - there will be no poster presentations this year. We encourage submissions across the broad spectrum of applications and development in X-ray CT. For your submission, please ONLY send the abstract of your talk for the programme via this page by 24 August. We will contact you to send the slide to be compiled by 28 August

A lightning talk is a short and snappy 90 second single-slide presentation of your research that summarises your aims, methods, results and impact (with varying emphasis depending on the stage of research). The slide can contain text, images, videos, animations, and your narration. It’s also a chance for you to show off your presentation skills, and the great thing about submitting online is that you can do as many takes as you like until you get it just right.

There are prizes awarded for the best lightning talk and runner up.

Looking for the image competition details? Click here.

Preparing your lightning talk

Lightning talks have always been one of the highlights of ToScA, and participants have found the discipline of condensing their achievements into such a short time to be a useful exercise. For ToScA 2020 Online, lightning talks should conform to the following:
1. Each talk should be submitted in PowerPoint format as a single slide. This can contain animations, but timings for these must be recorded (you won’t be there to click the mouse).
2. The slide should be in widescreen format (16:9 aspect ratio).
3. You should record your narration, if possible, with video, which will be included on the slide.
4. In addition to your name, affiliation and title of your research, you should place “XX” in the top left corner in 32 pt. This will act as a place-marker and will be replaced by an index number when the slides are put together.
5. The slide must not run for more than 90 seconds. In previous years, presenters would be cut off mid-sentence if they went over that limit.
A video illustrating what is possible (longer than 90 seconds) is here
Instructions for recording narration can be found here
Lightning Talk Presentations
Monday 24th August
Please read these guidelines carefully before submitting.

Submission Guidelines

  • Abstracts should be submitted as a Word Document NOT a PDF
  • Abstracts should be a maximum of 300 words
  • Please include a full title, all authors and affiliations
  • Include keywords
  • Images/diagrams are acceptable
  • Indicate if you are a student
  • We will request the actual slide from you one week before the event
  • Presenting authors are required to register, pay and attend the symposium

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