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BARDA Industry Day Lighting Talks

Lightning Talks 2019

After last year’s successful debut, we are happy to bring back our popular Lightning Talks to showcase catalytic ideas and promote networking growth at BARDA Industry Day 2019.

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 bring back Lightening Talks at BARDA Industry Day (BID) this year. BID 2019 is to be held October 15th – 16th at the Grand Hyatt and Washington Marriott at Metro Center in Washington, DC. During this two day event we will again feature Lightning Talks to showcase innovative discoveries and promote networking growth at the conference. Lightning Talks will be featured on the morning of October 16th.

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 to 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 2019 theme, "Catalyzing Health Security"
  • - Goals of proposed talk: Are you seeking partnerships/collaborations? Accelerating product development? Looking for new applications for existing technologies?


The Lighting Talks Application period is now closed; however, please learn more about the conference by visiting the Conference website

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