BARDA Industry Day Lightning Talks

We are excited to debut our new Lightning Talks to showcase innovative discoveries and promote networking growth at the conference.

The Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority (BARDA), a component of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR), is excited to debut a new session opportunity at BARDA Industry Day (BID) this year. BID 2018 is to be held October 29th – 30th at the Grand Hyatt in Washington, DC. During this two day event we will host our new Lightning Talks to showcase innovative discoveries and promote networking growth at the conference.

Each Lightning Talk presenter will have up to 6 minutes to deliver a fast paced, informative and intriguing presentation. There will be several different presenters and the audience will be treated to a vigorous and informational session that will facilitate introductions and networking opportunities for the rest of the conference.

Lightning Talks are intentionally designed to be brief, energetic, and full of information to pique the curiosity of industry and government colleagues and prospective partners. If you are interested in submitting a topic to present on behalf of yourself, or your company, please enter your information as requested, and provide a brief (maximum 500 word) summary of your proposed presentation, with optional 1 slide.

Applications will be evaluated on the following criteria:

  • Relevance to ASPR, BARDA , and/or DRIVe mission
  • Relevance to BARDA Industry Day 2018 theme of driving innovation
  • Goals of the proposed talk: are you seeking partnerships/collaborations? Accelerating product development? Looking for new applications for existing technologies?

Applications must be received by 11:59 PM ET Friday, September 7, 2018. BARDA will notify those that have been accepted for Lightning Talks the week of September 24, 2018. Submit Your Application to Present Here: Lightning Talks Submission Form