Panel Application

Here is the Panels & Workshops Application form! There have been a few changes for this year, but for now all of the new questions are optional. Please fill it out to the best of your ability.

Use this form to submit panels that you would like to run this year, but please be aware that we will not be able to accept all panels that are submitted. If we need more information from you or have additional questions about your panel, we will send an email to the address you list in this submission form.

You will also receive a confirmation e-mail within a week of sending your form. If you do not receive a confirmation e-mail within a week, please contact programming@pittjcs.org

As you fill out this form, please consider that our department is constantly looking to provide new and innovative content for attendees in all areas of interest. We love to see out-of-the-box ideas! Additionally, please remember that detailed and well-planned panels are more likely to be approved by the selection committee, so take your time to provide us with accurate and realistic information.

Please review our full Panel Reimbursement Policy on teamtekko.us/panels/ , but in short, all panelists will be required to preregister for Tekko 2018, but will be eligible for either: 1) a $20 reimbursement for each approved, completed panel for the Head Panelist only up to the price paid for their badge, or 2) a $10 reimbursement for each approved, completed panel for the Head Panelist and one Co-panelist up to the price paid for their badges. Depending on whether you list a Primary Co-panelist on this application determines whether it is only the Head Panelist or both the Head Panelist and one Co-panelist who are eligible to receive this. For established panelist groups, the programming team will work with presenters to ensure this amount is distributed appropriately.

Please remember that we cannot provide Mac hookups for computers.

For ideas about what people are hoping to see, check out our Facebook page!

If you have any questions or comments please contact programming@pittjcs.org

Thank you! We look forward to your submissions!

For the GuideBook, please describe your panel/workshop in 50 words or less.
Please give us more detail on your panel. Tell us how it's going to run and explain why we should choose your panel.
All panels or workshops with suggestive, violent, or mature content must be marked as 18+. If you are unsure whether your submission would be included, please contact programming@pittjcs.org and our programming team would be happy to help.
What type of content will you present in your panel? Please select all that apply.
Need a projector? Microphone? Screen? PC computer hookups? Whiteboard? Let us know. We won't be able to provide: Mac computer hookups, computers, or internet access.
Please help us prepare to assist you with any technical questions or issue that might arise by indicating how you plan to connect to the projector.
Check all that apply. If you can run any day, please select the Any choice. Please note that we will do our best to schedule your panel or workshop on the days that you ask for, but won't be able to avoid all conflicts. ***Hint: Availability does weigh into which panels we are able to approve.
This will be taken under consideration, but please remember that we cannot guarantee any specific time for your panel or workshop. We will do our best to schedule your panel or workshop when you ask, but we have many events to plan around and may not be able to satisfy all of everyone's requests.
Any times you won't be at the con (school, work, etc)? Or any events you would not like your panel or workshop to be scheduled against? Again, we will do our best to meet as many requests as we can, but may not be able to avoid all conflicts.
We may contact you to inquire if we can adjust the length of your panel to better fit within the final schedule.
If you have not run a panel before, please just write no and skip to the next question. If you have, let us know what convention, what year, and the name of the panel you ran there. If you have run multiple panels, please list them all (If they are too numerous to count, just give the most recent ones).
We would love to help grow the panelist community supporting Tekko. As such, if you are either a new panelist looking for guidance, or a veteran presenter eager to share your expertise, or possibly a regular panelist who would enjoy meeting others who share your passions, please let us know.
If Established Panelist Group is selected, please indicated your group's name.
This will be the person in charge of the panel and the individual we contact. Name should match your ID.
Please make sure this is an e-mail that you check and that you will have continued access to.
Please only list the primary co-panelist. Name must match your ID. This will be the co-panelist used for shared reimbursements.
Please list out all panelists assisting with this event. Separate each panelist name by a semi-colon.
Please list out all assisting panelist emails. Separate each panelist email by a semi-colon.
If you are submitting multiple panels, please indicate the max number of panels you would feel comfortable presenting. Also, please indicate if you have a prioritization or preference of which panels you would like most to be approved.
Every year, we try to look at what we can do to improve the panelist experience for our presenters. In order to gauge interest and thereby prioritize which benefits to go after, please take a look at the list below and indicate the ones you might be interested in.... IF... just IF we can make it happen. No promises. Lol...
Please explain any circumstances or conditions that you would like us to be aware of. This will not be used when determining panels acceptance, but may better prepare us to accommodate any individual needs.

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