Registration is open Tapia 2018 Orlando, FL September 19-22, 2018

2018 Tapia Conference

Panel Submissions

Group of diverse speakers on a panel at Tapia 2017

We solicit proposals for panel sessions that aim to engage and stimulate significant discussions on a particular topic. The format for a typical panel format will be a 90-­minute session that begins with short presentations by three to four leading experts in the relevant field, followed by a moderated dialogue among the panelists and the audience members. We seek a broad range of panels on topics falling into one or more of the technical, professional development, and broadening participation tracks (which may include minority recruitment and retention).

Panel proposals may be submitted by professionals (faculty, industry, government) or graduate students and must include: ● a title;
● an abstract (up to 250 words);
● description of the types of moderator and panelists;
● description of the proposed position statements for each panelist;
● the target audience (including if the target audience is primarily industrial, academic, or student); and
● a detailed description of the proposed panel.

The detailed description of the proposed panel must conform to the Tapia Format and Submission Guidelines, and must not exceed 2 pages for all text, figures, and references in PDF format.

The detailed description should include a description of the panel format (if unconventional) and the position statements for each of the panelists. It is preferred that the specific set of panelists (and their relevant expertise) be set and named at the time of the submission. The description should also describe the format for the post-presentation moderated discussion. Panel proposals will be evaluated based on relevance to the conference and its attendees, soundness, importance, originality and quality of proposal presentation.

Submission deadline is Monday, March 12 at 11:59 pm PT
BoFs, Workshops, Panels and Doctoral Consortium Submissions Decisions Emailed: April 23 [UPDATED]
Poster Submission Decisions Emailed: April 30 [UPDATED]

Contact Us

For questions regarding submissions please contact the Program Committee