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BARDA Industry Day Lightning Talks


BARDA Industry Day 2020 Lightning Talks

BARDA is pleased to continue our featured Lightning Talks showcase during BARDA Industry Day (BID) on Tuesday, October 27th, 2020. This year’s BID will highlight the ways we collaborate with our stakeholders to continually enhance our medical countermeasure capabilities and efficiencies. This year’s theme is “Responding Together, Preparing for Tomorrow,” so various sessions will focus on exciting new technologies, and foster new collaborations that make these innovations possible.

BARDA is excited that BID2020 will be completely virtual! We will once again feature our Lightning Talks session to showcase innovative discoveries and promote stakeholder networking through virtual conference introductions. Lightning Talks will be featured during the afternoon breakout sessions.

The Lightning Talk sessions are rapid presentations that are, fast paced, innovative, intriguing, and delivered in under 6 minutes! Lightning Talks are designed to be brief, energetic, and full of information to pique the curiosity of prospective industry and government partners. After the audience experiences this year’s lineup of succinct, dynamic presentations we encourage further introductions and virtual networking opportunities among all of our various attendees – BARDA staff, presenters, and other industry stakeholders.

Individuals and companies interested in submitting a topic for a Lightening Talk will need to submit a brief (maximum 500 word) summary of the proposed presentation with one optional PowerPoint slide.


Submissions will be accepted from August 1st – 31st, so start planning your presentation today!

Applicants will be notified if they have been selected for Lightning Talks the week of September 7, 2020.

More information on when you can submit your topic, format requirements, and where to apply will be made available on our website, as well as our social media platforms.

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Last Updated: July 15, 2020