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Distinguished Lecture Series (DLS) Speakers

Thank you for your willingness to be one of our presenters for our Guy F. Atkinson Distinguished Lecture Series!

The Guy F. Atkinson Distinguished Lecture Series is a free, public, weekly event to which we invite researchers, educators, and communicators from around the world. Here they present their unique and intriguing contributions to the field of Earth sciences. Our hope is to encourage meaningful discussion, challenge ideas, and to spark interest in the creation of a rich and diverse scientific culture that our students, staff, and faculty may carry out to the rest of the world.

General Information 

DLS website

U of U Events

Flyers in FASB

Slide on lobby monitor

University of Utah Geology and Geophysics Facebook

Emails to faculty, staff, students, and interested community members

About 25-55 guests.

These lectures are free and open to the public; however, most participants are Department faculty, graduate students, and staff. We also get some of our undergraduate students, community members, and emeritus facutly. 

Check out our YouTube channel to watch past lectures (starting in 2019).  (Videos are only posted to YouTube with permission from the speaker. The Q&A portion is not recoreded.) 

 

Preparing for your IN-PERSON Visit & Presentation

A short bio that can be used to introduce you. 

A nice headshot for the marketing slide.

(optional) An abstract of your presentation. 

Yes/No: May we record your presentation (minus Q&A)

Yes/No: May we upload it to our Department YouTube channel for public viewing?  

Yes/No: May we do a Facebook Live of your presentation (including Q&A) on our Department Facebook for public viewing? 

If we are arranging for your travel, please see instructions below and additional info we will need.

COMPLETE ONLINE FORM Please send Kayleigh Kirkpatrick (u1148394@gcloud.utah.edu), our DLS Coordinator, the following at least 2 weeks prior to your presentations.

We are happy to make airfare reservations for you  OR you may make your own and send us the receipt for reimbursement. 

If you want us to make the reservation for you, please send us...

Legal name as it appears on govt ID that will use at the airport.

Your job title

Affiliation/Organization

Email

Phone Number

Mailing Address

Do we have your permission to record your presentation and post it on our Department YouTube channel? (We will not post the Q&A section.)

Birthday

For foreign travel: Passport number, expiration date, and issuing country

Window or Aisle seat? 

PDF screenshot of the exact flights (including price) from a travel or airline website

University Guest House. Reservations are for a Single King (or Double Queen pending availability of Kings) for a Weds night arrival and a Friday morning departure.

MAP and directions

If you plan to drive, we can provide you with a validation for parking in the visitor lot that is directly south of our building. 

Lyft

UTA

U of U Shuttle

TBA

Please be aware that due to so many different configurations (type of presentation software, Mac or PC, USB, HDMI, etc.) it is best for you to bring your own laptop and power adapter and, ideally, HDMI adapter.

Please arrive to the lecture hall, FASB 295, 30 minutes in advance to make sure all the tech is ready to go prior to the start time. We try to start right on time.

Student lunch

Meet & Greet

Lecture - The 60-minute event consists of a short introduction of our featured speaker by our faculty host, followed by a 45-minute formal presentation, and concluding with a 15-minute for Q&A. 

All lectures are broadcasted on Zoom:

Dinner with faculty host

 

 The purpose of the Meet & Greet is to provide a less formal setting for students, staff, and faculty of our Department to ask you questions regarding your career and research. Graduate students are our primary participants, but everyone in the department is welcome to join.

 

 

Preparing for your VIRTUAL Presentation

A short bio that can be used to introduce you. 

A nice headshot for the marketing slide.

(optional) An abstract of your presentation. 

Yes/No: May we record your presentation (minus Q&A)

Yes/No: May we upload it to our Department YouTube channel for public viewing?  

Yes/No: May we do a Facebook Live of your presentation (including Q&A) on our Department Facebook for public viewing? 

If accepting an honorarium, see instructions below. 

COMPLETE ONLINE FORM Please send Kayleigh Kirkpatrick (u1148394@gcloud.utah.edu), our DLS Coordinator, the following at least 2 weeks prior to your presentations.

 

4:00-5:00 pm - Lecture: The 60-minute event consists of a short introduction of our featured speaker by our faculty host, followed by a 45-minute formal presentation, and concluding with a 15-minute for Q&A. 

5:00-5:30 pm - Meet and Greet on Zoom at the same link

 

guest lecturer form and W9 

 

Last Updated: 12/8/21