So I ran into a colleague in another department, who told me about a conference our university was hosting on ethics in intelligence and security. I said I thought I might have something relevant, she agreed, and I submitted an abstract. I've been getting a little nervous, because the classes I'm teaching this semester have been nearly all-consuming, and I haven't put in the amount of prep time I normally would for a conference talk.
That was when I thought this would be a standard 15-20 minute conference talk.
I just found out I have an hour.
Right. No fear. I can do it, no worries there, but it certainly changes the parameters of what I have to prepare quite significantly.