SESSION SUBMISSION MAIN PAGE

SUBMIT A PANEL

Introduction
If your panel submission is chosen to be presented at Netroots Nation 2015, we need to make sure you understand your commitment as a panel organizer. Please confirm your understand by checking the boxes below:

  • I understand that speakers will be asked to pay a deeply discounted registration fee in order to take part in Netroots Nation
    • I understand this and accept responsibility for making sure my panelists are aware of this policy.
  • I understand a significant amount of work will be required of me in the months and weeks (not days) before Netroots Nation 2015
    • I understand this and accept responsibility for this work.
  • I understand that while my idea may be selected, Netroots Nation may ask that I tweak the panel (either its content or makeup) to fit general themes and ensure a diversity of thought.
    • I understand and accept that my panel may be tweaked.
  • As a panel organizer, I will play a pivotal role as an intermediary between Netroots Nation and my panelists. Netroots Nation will send out communications, but I hold the primary responsibility for keeping my panelists up to date on relevant information and keeping Netroots Nation informed of any changes or challenges I’m having with my panel or panelists.
    • I understand and accept that I’m the panel organizer for this submission.
  • I will adhere to all deadlines and provide information to NN as it is requested and in a timely manner. Failure to provide NN with necessary information can lead to cancellation of a panel.
    • I understand and accept responsibility for meeting NN deadlines.

Panel Organizer Information

  • Name of panel organizer
  • Panel organizer e-mail address
  • Panel organizer phone number. (For personal contact purposes only. NN will never use this number for anything but coordinating this session for NN14)
  • Website or blog of organizer
  • Organization, blog, or company of panel organizer
  • Role of the organizer (pick one):
    • Organizer only (not participating in the session in any way from the stage)
    • Organizer will be the moderator;
    • Organizer will be one of the panelists

Basic Panel Information

  • Proposed session name* (It’s more important to be descriptive here than cute/funny. Max 15 words.)
  • Proposed session description.* (Enter a one paragraph description of the session you are proposing. This is how you would like to see it read in the conference program. You do not need to include the names of panelists in this section.)

Additional Panel Information

  • What are the takeaways for people who attend this panel? Why is this panel important to the progressive movement?
  • Have you submitted panels to Netroots Nation before? If so, when, were they accepted, and what topics were discussed?
  • Tag your panel with three tags. Try to be descriptive of what issues are covered. Some examples of tags: Labor, LGBT, Economy, Organizing, Progressive Movement, Underserved Communities
  • Please list three questions that will be answered in this panel (We recommend you make these questions as detailed and specific as possible. Max 20 words per question.)

Moderator Information
The moderator of a panel is a very important role. The characteristics that make a good panelist may not be the same characteristics that make a good moderator. Please think carefully about who you would like to moderate this discussion to ensure that different viewpoints are brought in and that everyone on the panel, and the audience, will have a real chance to contribute.

  • Moderator name
  • Moderator e-mail address
  • What kind of commitment have you secured for this person* (choose one Proposals will not be rejected or accepted on the basis of gaining commitments or lack thereof.):
    • Definitely available / planning to attend NN
    • Tentatively available July 16-19, 2015
    • No contact but I am able to contact this person,
    • No contact and I would likely need help in contacting this person.
  • Has this person moderated panels before?
    • If ‘yes’ to answer above, where?
  • Please describe the moderator, what their background is, and what experience they have in moderating a lively and informative panel:
  • Gender of the moderator
  • Ethnicity of the moderator:
    • Choose one: African-American, Asian-Pacific Islander, Caucasian, Hispanic, Multiracial/multi-ethnic, Native American, Other

Panelist Information
There is space to enter up to four panelists

  • Panelist name
  • Panelist e-mail
  • Panelist role in the panel? (Please do not just cut and paste this person’s bio. We want to know what they are going to say adn what perspective they bring to the discussion, not just the biographical information. Max 150 words.)
  • What kind of commitment have you secured for this person* (choose one Proposals will not be rejected or accepted on the basis of gaining commitments or lack thereof.):
    • Definitely available / planning to attend NN
    • Tentatively available July 16-19, 2015
    • No contact but I am able to contact this person,
    • No contact and I would likely need help in contacting this person.
  • Gender of the speaker
  • Ethnicity of the panelist:
    • Choose one: African-American, Asian-Pacific Islander, Caucasian, Hispanic, Multiracial/multi-ethnic, Native American, Other

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