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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

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1. How do I submit a panel?

2. What formats will you accept for panelist statements, panel descriptions,etc.?

3. Can I extend the deadline?

4. I'm a public relations representative for a wonderful company/person. How can I get my person heard?

5. I already have a group of five people who would like to form a panel. Can we submit as a group?

6. I'm an expert or author of a certain application. Can I propose a panel on that application?

7. If my topic is selected in the first round, am I guaranteed a spot at SIGGRAPH 2005?

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8. How do I prepare to be a panelist?

9. What do I have to do as a moderator?

10. What, exactly, do panels cover?

11. Do we have to argue on a panel?

12. What materials do we prepare?

13. I just want to show all the really cool stuff I'm doing. OK?


Panels Submissions



1. How do I submit a panel?


All submissions must be through the SIGGRAPH 2005 online submission system.   TOP

2. What formats will you accept for panelist statements, panel descriptions, etc.?


Plain ASCII text only. Please do not send HTML, PDF, Postscript, or .doc files.   TOP

3. Can I extend the deadline?


No. All deadlines are final.   TOP

4. I'm a public relations representative for a wonderful company/person. How can I get my person heard?


Please have your person submit a topic, or wait until you see the topics, and have your person submit a panelist position paper. That's really the only way to participate.   TOP

5. I already have a group of five people who would like to form a panel. Can we submit as a group?


Not really. One of you may submit the panel topic and suggest the others as possible panelists. If the topic is selected, the rest of your group can submit position papers, but we cannot promise that any members of your group will be selected.   TOP

6. I'm an expert or author of a certain application. Can I propose a panel on that application?


Application talks aren't really panels, so unless you figure out a really cool way of making it a conversation, the jury probably won't accept it.   TOP

7. If my topic is selected in the first round, am I guaranteed a spot at SIGGRAPH 2005?


Not necessarily. Once the topic is selected, round two determines the panelists. If we don't find enough panelists, we can't present the panel.   TOP

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8. How do I prepare to be a panelist?


Once you're accepted as a panelist, we'll introduce you to your co-panelists, so you can figure out an interesting direction for the conversation. We're looking for varying opinions on the panel subject, so we hope you'll have a chance to understand and talk about your differences and similarities.   TOP

9. What do I have to do as a moderator?


The moderator's responsibility is to wrangle the panelists before the session. During the panel, the moderator keeps the conversation alive and lively, encouraging conversation and debate. The moderator can have an opinion, but must know and be sympathetic to all sides of the argument, beginning and ending as an objective observer.   TOP

10. What, exactly, do panels cover?


You can design a panel to talk about a central question, a set of problems, or a methodology.   TOP

11. Do we have to argue on a panel?


No. We're not necessarily looking for a fight, but we don't want you all to agree wholeheartedly, either. We want a great and fabulous conversation on something about which you're passionate.   TOP

12. What materials do we prepare?


If you're the moderator, you might want to prepare something to set the context of the panel. If you're a panelist, though, you might want to start with a quick intro and state your position, but you should only show materials if they emphasize your opinion and inspire conversation.   TOP

13. I just want to show all the really cool stuff I'm doing. OK?


Not OK. Panels are for conversation, dialogue, debate, and discussion. If you want to present your work, please send your work to Papers or Sketches, or organize a Course.   TOP
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