An individual may serve as an Organizer/Chair for a panel and also submit a paper for that Panel or another Panel. This excludes the Symposium, in which you may also present. An individual can appear no more than TWO (2) times in the conference program concerning Panels, Round Tables, and Single Papers. For example, an individual can appear as:
- Presenter in a Panel AND an Organizer/Chair for another Panel ;
- Presenter AND an Organizer/Chair on one Panel ; -or-
- Organizer/Chair for two panels
Panel Organizer: The panel organizer takes the responsibility of submitting all information about a panel, of communicating any decisions made by the committee about the panel to the presenters and Chair (if different from Organizer), and of ensuring that presenters submit their full texts to the Organizer/Chair. As the Panel Organizer, please stress the importance of vibrant discussion and feedback amongst the presenters and Chair. The Panel Organizer does not have to be a participant on the panel, but if the Panel Organizer plans to attend the conference, this individual must register for the conference. If Panel Organizers are not members of the panel as a presenter or chair, the panel organizer will not be included in the program book or on the online schedule.
Presenter: A presenter may participate on a Panel or submit a Single Paper for review by the conference committee. At the time of submission, the presenter should provide an abstract that indicates a research question and clearly articulates the means by which the research has been or will be conducted prior to the conference. Presenters should submit work that is complete or underway. Presenters should submit either the text of the presentation or the paper to the Panel Organizer/Chair at least ONE WEEK before the conference.
During a panel, a presenter has 20 minutes to present an overview of the research accepted by the committee for the conference. Presenters should not significantly alter the research they proposed to the committee. If a presenter feels that the work has significantly changed, the presenter should resubmit an abstract to the committee for review. The committee will either approve the change or request that the presenter return to the original research or restructure the work for the panel.
Organizer/Chair: The Organizer/Chair has two roles. First, they keep time during the panel and introduce each presenter. Time cards marking 10 minutes, 5 minutes, and 1 minute are provided in each room; if time cards are missing from a room, the Organizer/Chair should contact the conference organizers. Second, Organizer/Chairs should prepare to connect the various papers towards the conference or panel theme and to provide comments about each specific paper or pose initial questions to the presenters for a few minutes following all the presentations. These remarks should not extend beyond 10 minutes. Finally, they moderate the question-and-answer period of the panel, usually a 20 to 25 minute period following all presentations (time allowing).