Find answers to common questions that may arise while you prepare your submission. If your question is not addressed here, or by carefully reviewing the Panel Submissions page, please contact the Panels Committee.
- What is a panel?
- Can I submit more than one panel proposal?
- Do I need to secure permission from all panel participants (moderator and panelists) before submitting a proposal?
- What conference support is provided during panels?
- Where can I find the Panels program online?
What is a panel?
A panel is composed of a moderator and panelists and provides a forum that promotes lively, highly interactive discussions on a wide variety of topics among the panelists and audience. A panel is not a set of mini-presentations that do not leave time for discussion with the audience. A panel is non-commercial.
The panel proposal may include information such as a description of the panel topic or position statements by the panelists. You must convince the Panels review committee that the panel will truly be an interactive session and not deteriorate into long-winded, disjointed, and boring mini-presentations or fluffy entertainment. Do not waste space giving a technical history; instead, explain why the panel will attract a good audience and why the audience will find the panel to be insightful and impactful.
Can I submit more than one panel proposal?
You are welcome to submit multiple proposals. A committee of peers selects panels in a peer-review process. Because a limited number of slots are available, any individual may be a member (i.e., contact, moderator, or panelist) of at most two accepted panels.
Do I need to secure permission from all panel participants (moderator and panelists) before submitting a proposal?
Yes. You must secure permission from all participants in the panel, as well as their agreement to register and attend the conference upon acceptance, prior to making your submission. If the submission is accepted for presentation, all panelists must register for the Technical Program.
What conference support is provided during panels?
A student volunteer will be present at the panel and will assist organizers in contacting technical personnel in case of problems.