I just submitted a lightning talk (20 minutes) with the weirdest concept and description. It’s not a lecture and it’s just so totally random. I’ve never seen anyone do anything like it before. I think it could be fun and helpful!
I literally just start conversations with people I don’t know in the room. Why? To demonstrate some peopleing techniques and show how easy networking and small talk can be. This could go really well or it could all go horribly wrong and be incredibly awkward! Either way, hopefully you will learn something and realize it’s not that hard to make small talk with strangers and it can even be fun.