“Sparking Climate Connections” Lighting Talks & Networking Event

The EarthLab Advisory Board of Deans invites you to participate in an exciting two-part event bringing the rich variety of climate change research happening across UW together in one afternoon. We envision this as a starting point of connection, from which many conversations and collaborations will follow. 

Date: Thursday, Dec. 1

Time: 1 pm: Virtual presentations from UW researchers & faculty on climate change | 5-7 pm: In-person reception at Douglas Forum, Foster School of Business

Register: Submit your registration for this event using this link.

What do you mean by ‘Lightning Talk’?

A lightning talk is an informative, entertaining, and (sometimes) visually striking presentation that flies through subject matter quickly. This short, high-level (and typically timed) presentation is meant to briefly introduce a topic or idea in a way that leaves the audience wanting more. Successful lightning talks present the “what” and the “how” of your work in a way that is easy for anyone to understand– be it a student, activist, policymaker, community member, faculty member from another field, or simply anyone who wants to learn more about climate work but might not know where to start. Most importantly, lightning talks are meant to quickly spark conversation, invite collaboration and inspire future-focused action.

What benefits come with participating in this event?

There are numerous climate initiatives happening across the UW, but it can at times be difficult to navigate how to find research or experts related to a person’s specific interests. The EarthLab Board of Deans wants to change that. By gathering an inventory of climate work happening across campus, we can build community and future partnerships as a way to propel all climate-related work forward.

This free event is an exceptional opportunity to learn from other campus experts during the virtual lightning talks, further the exposure of your own work, and then connect in-person at the following evening reception, tapping into the innovative and collaborative spirit that guides the UW’s values.

In-Person Reception

From 5-7pm PT, we will be hosting an in-person reception with food and drinks. This in-person gathering, to be held at the Douglas Forum at the Foster School of Business, is an opportunity to network with the other presenters and centers from the lightning talks and forge future interdisciplinary collaborations in the realm of climate change mitigation, adaptation and action.

If you are a community member, student, or UW faculty/researcher/staff member and would like to attend the virtual lightning talks, you are welcome to register as a viewer once the registration portal opens on Monday, October 24. Viewing registration will be open until November 23.

By Kirk Heynen (He/Him)
Kirk Heynen (He/Him)