Spotlight Session

How sequencing is changing your field of research

We’re looking for early stage researchers to take part in the Spotlight Session at London Calling 2019, pitching for a spot on the plenary stage.

The theme is “How sequencing is changing your field”, so we’re inviting three people to give a talk on this broad subject, applied to their area of research.

How it will work:

  • All three participants will take to the main plenary stage for a 2-minute pitch on why their presentation should be the one to be presented there and then, with a couple of minutes for questions each. 
  • The audience will then vote on the one they’d most like to see, and the winner stays on to give the presentation. The other two presenters will then present their talks in the Mini Theatre in the break immediately following, so everyone gets a chance to speak. 

How to apply

Send us an email at with your abstract, plus why you think you’d be great for the Spotlight Session. This can be in any format: text, video, or something else entirely!
The closing date for submissions is midnight on the 24th March 2019.
The three winners will be contacted by email by the 7th April 2019.

The prize details

The top three entries will come to London Calling 2019, with economy travel, three nights’ accommodation, and conference entry all paid for.