Spotlight stage


Located in the heart of the Global Village (GV), the Spotlight Stage will complement the official Congress programme. After the success of the 2022 Congress edition, we have decided to renew this activity which aims at showcasing a series of short, informative and powerful talks from over 30 inspiring speakers. 

The Spotlight Stage will serve as a prominent, Ted-Talk style platform from which to share presentations around 4 different themes: Inspiring stories, Vision from a leader, Cancer and innovation and Youthful perspectives on cancer; all in front of an audience of approximately 50 to 60 people.

In addition to the Ted Talk style presentations, the Spotlight Stage will also host Spotlight Interviews which are a series of 10 intimate one-on-one interviews conducted by a professional journalist/moderator with renowned experts in the field. The objective is to profile the forefront of cancer research, prevention, and treatment through discussions with industry pioneers. Each episode aims to provide audiences with unprecedented access to the expertise, experiences, and visionary perspectives of these distinguished experts, offering a deeper understanding of the challenges, wins, and future directions in cancer control.


Spotlight Stage

Congress delegates can apply to become a Spotlight Stage speaker by submitting the topic of their talk during the registration process.

The selected will have to fall under one of the 4 themes presented on the Spotlight Stage:
Inspiring stories
Vision from a leader
Cancer and Innovation
Youthful perspectives on cancer

Timeline of the Spotlight Stage presentations

Opening of the call for presentations via the Congress registration platform - 15 January
Closing of the submissions - 16 June
Review and selection of the presenters - 5 July
Official publication of the Spotlight Stage programme - 15 July
Spotlight presentations - 17 to 19 September


Spotlight interviews

Spotlight interviews will be open for sponsorship and some interviews will also be suggested by the Congress programme committee.

Timeline of the Spotlight Interviews

Interview selection finalised - 15 August
Official publication of the Spotlight Interview programme - 30 August

15 January 2024