I had the distinct honor and terror of giving an “ignite” talk at the Asilomar math conference in December 2010. I was much more frightened than usual. This was partly due to the company of luminaries including Phil Daro, Scott Farrand, Steve Leinwand, Gretchen Mueller, and many others.
The extra anxiety also comes from the format: You submit 20 slides beforehand and they auto-advance every 15 seconds. So that’s five minutes, and there is no way to take a little extra time on a point if you need it, no chance to slip up. My voice is about a major 6th higher than usual. Still, it went well, and I’m pleased enough to want to share.
Here is the link for the event.
And here is my talk. I don’t understand why it’s longer than the allotted 5 minutes, but they set my slides and I’m not gonna check up on them…
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