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Lightning Talks

Division of Research and Economic Development Lightning Talks

The Office of the Vice President for Research is excited to offer a lightning talk series that focuses on interdisciplinary opportunities. Our office will provide a platform for faculty to come together and explore interdisciplinary themes. These lightning talks offer an opportunity to explore how current work and research interests overlap across campus, promoting interdisciplinary collaboration among Boise State’s research community. A lightning talk will be hosted once a month during the academic year, from September to April.

What is a Lightning Talk?

A lightning talk is a short presentation, normally lasting about 5 minutes. These presentations are meant to briefly introduce an idea and leave the audience wanting more. Successful lightning talks get to the point, avoiding both verbal and visual clutter. Most of all, though, lightning talks spark conversation, invite collaboration, and inspire action.

How to Participate

The Research Development Office works with the Vice President for Research, Research Deans and and other research development professionals to identify areas of interest and possible presenters. Our office is always interested in expanding our reach. If you are interested in discussing your research and presenting at a future lightning talk, please contact Kathryn Lucas at

Lightning Talk Video Archives