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Re: [Debconf-discuss] Talk lengths

On Mon, Sep 22, 2014 at 12:00:35PM +0200, Maximiliano Curia wrote:
> Hi,
> We are considering introducing a new talk length for DebConf 15: 20' talks.
> These talks would have their own slot (30' slot with a 10' pause between
> talks), and at a certain time any concurrent talks would have the same length.
> Personally, I think most talks can fit in this length. Think about TEDs 18'
> presentations, and also the currently believed maximum attention span [1].
> [1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Attention_span
> From my personal point of view, for complex technical topics it's impossible
> to cover them in 45' anyway, so it's better to have a talk that provokes
> hunger to learn more on a topic, with good pointers for where to find out more
> than to have details that you won't remember after the talk.
> We would like to hear your opinion on this idea.

I totally agree with this proposal, just keep 45min slots available for
those speakers who prefer it.



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