If yes, just a reminder that this year (for the first time) there’ll be an award for the best student presentation. More details here. In addition to the cash, the reputation for giving great talks can be very helpful when applying for jobs.

We’ll be giving preference to talks that are “clear, compelling, and appeal to a broad cross-section of the STOC audience.” My suggestion of giving extra credit for incorporating fire juggling, 3D slides, and celebrity guests fell on deaf ears.