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. Panel proposals may be submitted by professionals (faculty, industry, government) or graduate students and must include the following:
● 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; 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. While is preferred that the specific set of panelists (and their relevant expertise) be set and named at the time of the submission, panelist biographical information can be provided after a submission has been accepted. 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 Friday February 10, 2017 at 11:59 pm PT [Extended]
Program notifications will go out on Friday, March 25, 2017.[Updated].
For questions regarding submissions please contact the Program Committee