International Lisp Conference 2009 (March 22-25 at MIT in Cambridge,
MA, USA; see ilc09.org). If you, or anyone who you think might be
coming to the conference, might have a short talk to give, please send
me a brief description. Please forward this to anyone you think might
A short talk can be on anything bearing on Lisp, Scheme, or related
languages. It need not be on a profound topic or a research project.
It can be as simple as:
- -- Here's a good application that we wrote in Lisp.
-- Here's a useful Lisp library that you might want to know about.
-- Here are some interesting things about my Lisp development tool.
-- I have this provocative/outrageous opinion.
-- Please give me feedback about this idea.
-- Alice and I will debate the following point.
The ideal duration is five minutes, but the talk could be extremely
short, or up to about ten minutes. There's no Q and A immediately
afterwards. You can meet up with interested people later to continue
talking, answer questions, etc.
Here's a nice web page about short/lightning talks:
and a longer one with advice:
I hope you can come to the conference!
Thanks, and Happy New Year!
P.S. We are working on setting up registration,
and I hope we'll have it up and running at the
beginning of February.