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Guidance for the Speakers

at the VIRAL11 Program
There are two kinds of talks:
1. Morning talks;
2. Afternoon talks.

Morning talks should not last more than 60 minutes altogether, including discussion.
If there is only one talk in the morning, it may last up to 80 minutes altogether.
Afternoon talks should not last more than 40 minutes altogether.

Experience has shown that the duration of a talk at KITP is easily double the
one of a comparable well-planned talk at other venues. Thus speakers are strongly
advised to prepare material for a talk lasting respectively 30min (morning), 40min
(morning, when there is only one talk) or 20min (afternoon). It may help to state the conclusions early
in the talk (as the second or third slide), because the road to them can be full
of traps and forks, and it helps the audience to know where one is going to.

KITP weekly calendar

Regular KITP weekly events

Cookies and coffee: daily (except Tuesdays when there is a Physics Dept Colloquium), about 3:15 p.m.

Wine and cheese, 5:00 - 6:00; approximately every other Monday, except when other events intervene.

Monday, 12:15 : Director's Blackboard Lunch. Frequent, but not necessarily every week. These informal talks about an ongoing program are especially for non-program participants. All scientists are strongly encouraged to attend.

Tuesday, 4:00 : UCSB Physics Dept Colloquium

Wednesday, 2:00 : KITP Colloquium (about once a month)

Acknowledging KITP


Kohn Hall, KITP building.

UCSB campus.

Goleta Area.

More Visitor Information

There's a shower in Room 2119, first come, first served.
Please leave it suitable for use by the next person, especially if you dragged sand in with your wet suit.

Much, much more, starting from the KITP Visit Info page.