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Eastern region ccsc east

25th Annual Eastern Conference 2009
October 30 and 31, 2009   Villanova University, Villanova, Pennsylvania
Treats and Some Tricks in Computer Science Education


What is a Panel?


Important Dates

  • April 20: Proposal Submission deadline
  • June 15: Acceptance Notification
  • July 3: 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

See Guidelines

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

How to Submit a Panel Proposal

Panel proposals should be submitted by email.

  1. Write your proposal document using the format specified above.
  2. Convert the proposal document into Adobe PDF format
  3. Submit the PDF document by email to Joe Chase, jchase@radford.edu
  4. You will receive an e-mail message confirmation

Contact Information

Contact: Joe Chase, Radford University

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