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Eastern region ccsc east

26th Annual Eastern Conference 2010
October 15 and 16, 2010   Juniata College, Huntingdon, Pennsylvania
Getting There is Half the Fun


What is a Panel?


Important Dates

  • May 3: Proposal Submission deadline
  • June 1: Acceptance Notification
  • June 22: Camera-ready copy due

Panel sessions provide an opportunity for expert panel members to present their views on a specific topic and then to discuss these views among themselves and with the audience. Panel sessions run for 75 minutes. Usually a panel session starts with a brief introduction of the panel topic and the participants, followed by short presentations by the panelists giving their views. The session must allow sufficient opportunity (about 30 minutes) for an interactive question and answer period involving both the panelists and the audience.

A typical panel will consist of four participants, including the moderator. Limiting a panel to four participants allows sufficient time for audience questions. Proposals with more than four panelists must convincingly show that all panelists will be able to speak, and the audience able to respond, within the session time.

Panel proposal review is not blind. Criteria used in reviewing the proposals include the likely level of interest of the topic, the presence of panel members with multiple perspectives on the topic, and the likelihood that the panel will leave sufficient time for audience participation.

What to include in a Panel Proposal

Your proposal should contain enough information for the reviewers to evaluate the submission to see how it will fit into the overall program.

Your panel proposal should contain the following:

How to Format a Panel Proposal

The proposal is limited to two (2) pages that include the following:

How to Submit a Panel Proposal

If you haven't already done so, create an account on our submission and review system. Using this sytem, you can submit your panel for review. If you are submitting more than one item to the conference, you may use this account for all submissions. Please make sure of the following with regard to your proposal:

If you experience problems with this site, please email the conference chairs for assistance.

Contact Information

Panels, Workshops, and Tutorials Co-Chairs:
Karen Watt, Mount Aloysius College
T.J. Highley, La Salle University

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