Five-Minute Thesis Challenge
Submit a video about your research for a chance to speak at a Symposium.

Upload a five-minute presentation to win and present at the Annual Meeting.

Here is your chance to speak at a 2023 Annual Meeting Symposium between May 16–20, 2023!

The Five-Minute Thesis challenge is sponsored by the Trainee Committee and intended to encourage trainees, new investigators, and post-docs an opportunity to highlight their work. Submissions will be assessed for their slide composition, visual clarity, vocal clarity, and flow. Consideration will be given to the presenter’s level of experience, understanding of the research question, and the presentation of supporting evidence. The video should be submitted in an .mp4 format and should not exceed five minutes. 

You can upload your video to our Dropbox here by January 31, 2023.

Members of the ASGCT Trainee Committee will review and choose the top three participants to speak at the Annual Meeting. Winners will be announced by Feb. 28, 2023.

ASGCT will reimburse the winners for the following expenses upon submission of an expense voucher and appropriate receipts following the meeting:

  1. Meeting registration waived
  2. Up to a five-night hotel stay in the ASGCT hotel block
  3. Round-trip transportation costs up to a maximum of $1,000 ($1,500 for international speakers)

This an opportunity you don’t want to miss—enter today!

Submit now

For any questions or issues, please contact 

Want To Learn How To Make the Best Video Possible?

We held a Five-Minute Thesis learning session on December 9 to prepare you for the challenge. The recording is now available to all ASGCT members and event registrants.

Watch on demand

Get more details about the opportunity, submission rules, and selection criteria from the Trainee Committee Chair Sarwish Rafiq, PhD, below. 

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