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SoF Lightning Symposium September 23 2015

SoF and SOS present the Postdoctoral Fellows' Lightning Competition
Come join us for the Lightning Talk Competition, brought to you by Society of Fellows and SOS Toastmasters.
Experience a whirlwind of science in 3 minute bursts!

Lightning Talk Competition
Wednesday September 23, 2015
1:30 – 6:00pm
W.M. Keck Foundation Amphitheater - BCC1

Presenter registration opens August 7th, 2015! 
Register by emailing Jessica Mayeux at


The Challenge: In 3 minutes, give us the best overview of your research you can!

Who’s eligible? Any postdoctoral fellow at TSRI but we’re limited to the first 50 that register.  All TSRI employees are welcome to attend the keynote, lightning competition, faculty talks and social mixer (no registration required).

What can I win? Cash prizes:

1st Prize Jared Purton Memorial Award – $500
2nd Prize - $250
3rd Prize - $125

Audience Participation:  Don’t worry, we didn’t forget about you!  You will be vital to the success of the competition as audience judging ballots will count towards the total scoring! And of course, we’ll need all the help we can to enforce that 3 minute time limit!

Need a little help getting ready? Scripps Outstanding Speakers (SOS) Toastmasters Club is a group dedicated to improving our speaking and leadership skills for scientific presentations (seminars, mini-symposia, lab meetings). They are more than willing to provide advice and mentorship.

Schedule for symposium September 23, 2015:

Keynote Speaker: Dr. Ian Wilson 

Lightning Competition by Postdocs

Coffee Break

Lightning Talks by TSRI Professors

Meet and
Greet Social Mixer:
TSRI 2015 Outstanding Mentor Award Announced
Lightning Talk  Competition Winners Announced


Image credit: Dennis Thompson on Flickr, used under a Creative Commons license.