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Global Change Program

Student Lightning Talk Submission Guidelines

Showcase your work at the Global Climate Action Symposium

Watch Alex Draper’s lightning talk as an example. Submission deadline: September 1

Submission Guidelines

Record and submit a 2-3 minute lightning talk exploring one of the three themes of the week, and have it showcased to a global audience during the third-annual Global Climate Action Symposium. We seek submissions about student projects, original student research, student-led initiatives, and other student-related activities related to climate change.  Talks exceeding 3 minutes will not be able to be featured, given time constraints.  Application deadline: September 1

Application Details

To submit an application, please complete this application form by September 1

Selected students will have their recorded work featured live to a global audience during the Global Climate Action Symposium. All students will have their presentations featured on the website. Talks exceeding 3 minutes will not be able to be featured, given time constraints.

If you have difficulty with the application form, please contact Selena Langner directly to discuss an alternate method of submission.  All video submissions must be received by August 15 in order to be considered.

We are currently calling for talks that fit under the following three themes:

Sustainable Food
Including topics of (but not limited to): Food Systems, Circular Economy, Urban Farming

Climate & Health
Including topics of (but not limited to): COVID-19 & Climate, Health & Wellbeing, Disease & Climate

UN Ocean’s Decade
Including topics of (but not limited to): Ocean Solutions, Blue Economy, Equitable Coastal Solutions, Carbon Sequestration

About the Global Climate Action Symposium:

The third-annual Global Climate Action Symposium will bring together a wide range of experts to showcase climate change solutions informed by local and global scientists, engineers, business and policy experts, student leaders, and artists. Jointly sponsored by Georgia Tech and 6 European consulates during European Climate Diplomacy Week, the event will be held in a hybrid in-person and virtual format. Visit the event webpage here.