SUBMIT A LIGHTNING STORY

Inspire your peers with your story by sharing your unique experiences and successes in nature conservation. Although not quite as fast as light, these stories are designed to be quick—two minutes or less, to be exact. Inspire our nature conservation community with a Lightning Story. Presenters may record a presentation up to two minutes long to share their story illustrating best practices.

How to submit
Deadline

We accept stories submitted up to 1 week before the conference.

How it works

Review the eligibility and requirements before submitting your proposal. We will evaluate your proposal only on the eligibility and requirements. Eligible proposals that follow the requirements are accepted. Everyone submitting a proposal that is considered non-eligible and/or not following the requirements will be notified.

Virtual Story Gallery

Videos of all accepted entries will be included in the Virtual Story Gallery and will be kept on the web platform until 1 year after the conference.

Tips and guidelines

Submissions should tell inspiring stories that illustrate best practices to positively impact nature conservation in Oceania.

Eligibility and requirements

Lightning Stories are open to everybody. Please send us your best work. Each submission must include the following:

  • Author name(s)

  • Presentation title (10 words or fewer)

  • Organisation name

  • Complete address, phone, and email information

  • Brief presenter biography (25 words or fewer)

  • Keyword set (list 3–5 keywords) linked to action tracks of the conference. 

  • Geographic location of the story

  • Your prerecorded talk/movie/presentation/PechaKucha/animation video

 

The information you submit will be published on the website. Submissions must be in English, in French or in both languages. All submissions must be non-commercial. At no time is it permissible to use a proposal to advertise or promote a product, service, or organization/company.

Story topics

Topics we are interested in are related to the Action Tracks.

Submission guidelines
  • Be clear

  • Be enthusiastic

  • Be concise

  • Be original

  • Be educational

HELPFUL TIPS

Focus on best practice

The focus of your Lightning Story should detail how you have overcome a challenge and realized success in your project/research/action/experience.

 

Be specific

Please provide pertinent keywords. This will help us determine the appropriate category for your Lightning Story.

 

No product or organization promotion allowed.

The information you submit will be published on the website, but all stories must be non-commercial. At no time is it permissible for presenters to use their time slot to advertise or promote a product, service, or organization/company.

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