SPARK Talks Mission and Vision


Empowering Cornell scholars to forge interdisciplinary connections by fostering life-long presentation skills.


SPARK Talks brings Cornell scholars together to practice the art of presenting scholarship to diverse audiences.  Presenters benefit from guidance, feedback and practice with Cornell communication experts.  Audience members benefit by attending understandable, jargon-free lightning talks on current Cornell scholarship, and reflecting on presentation skills through feedback that they give to the presenters.  The annual event highlights the importance of communication skills and cross-disciplinary connections by providing a venue for Cornell members to gather, share, and build on scholarship.