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2017 ALN Lightning Talks

Ipreo 421 Fayetteville St., 9th Floor , Raleigh, NC (map)

It is that time of year again!

Let's close out the 2017 ALN season with a lively night of "Lightning Talks". The past few years' sessions have boasted a variety of topics and have been full of energy. We are looking to have 11 members (new and old) give a 5-minute talk on whatever topic he or she would like to share with the Agile Leadership Network.

The format is simple - We'll start a timer and you have 5 minutes to present a topic of your choosing. Slides and visuals are not required. If you do use visuals, usually 7 slides is the upper limit. At the end of the 5 minute timebox, your session is over (whether you're finished or not).

This format provides us with an opportunity to learn more about what our ALN colleagues are working on. If you've considered presenting, this is a great way to hone your public speaking skills in a safe environment. It is also a great way to 'test the waters' on a topic to see if it resonates before building out a larger presentation. As an observer, it is a great way to take in a variety of topics in one sitting.

If you want to present, claim one of the 11 slots on this sign-up board:


Contact Matt Phillips at [masked] with questions about speaking and slides (if you choose to use them). If you're unfamiliar with lightning talks, here's a good overview:



Street parking is free after 5 pm. There are entrances to the building on both S. Wilmington Street and Fayetteville Street. Parking is also available in the garage under the building, which can be entered from S. Wilmington Street (on the left when driving on the one-way street) and costs $2/hour. Stairs and an elevator lead to the lobby. 

Getting into Ipreo's Office

The elevators are behind the security desk downstairs. Use the keypads and press 9. It will tell you the elevator to use. The doors will remain open on the 9th floor for the event, which will be held in our training room.


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