NOTES TO PODIUM DISCUSSION ORGANIZERS

Definition:

THE PODIUM DISCUSSION is a 2-3 hour PLENARY session, listed on the IAPL Call for Papers / Website, including the PODIUM DISCUSSION Organizer name, discipline, and institution. The Conference Book will include a description of the session, bios of the speakers, organizer, and chair.

THE PODIUM DISCUSSION ORGANIZER invites ALL of the speakers for the session.

PODIUM DISCUSSION ORGANIZER AND CHAIR:

  1. The PODIUM DISCUSSION organizer will chair the session. The PODIUM DISCUSSION organizer will be listed as follows: "Organized, Chaired, and Introduced by [name of round table organizer]".
  2. The PODIUM DISCUSSION organizer should present a 15-20 minute overview of the theme of the session at the outset of the session.
  3. The PODIUM DISCUSSION organizer will lead the discussion, making sure that there is ample time for questions from the audience.

ROUND TABLE PARTICIPANTS:

  1. The PODIUM DISCUSSION will last for three hours and should include four to five speakers.
  2. Speakers should be restricted to 15 minutes speaking time. There should also be ample time for discussion from the audience.
  3. PODIUM DISCUSSION organizers can construct the three hour sessions in alternative ways as long as all speakers are fully aware in advance of the "ground rules" for the session and ample time for discussion of papers is preserved.
  4. All participants should share copies of their papers with each other no less than a month prior to the conference. This process should be mediated by the PODIUM DISCUSSION organizer.

IAPL DUES AND REGISTRATION FEES:

  • Each participant must be informed in advance that dues and registration fees are to be paid prior to completing their speaker information. The PODIUM DISCUSSION organizer is responsible for assuring that each member of the session completes this process by the indicated deadlines. Everyone listed on the conference program (including host participants) must pay IAPL dues and registration fees.
  • Dues and registration can be completed online .

PODIUM DISCUSSION FINAL LINE-UP:

  • Preliminary line-up of PODIUM DISCUSSION session is due no later than June 15th in time for inclusion on the Call for Papers.
  • Complete and final line-up of the PODIUM DISCUSSION session is due no later than the announced submission date (usually September 15th).
  • Session Line-Up should include all of the following information (an online form is available for this purpose):
    • Title of PODIUM DISCUSSION session
    • Name of Organizer
    • Brief Summary of Session Topic
    • Discipline, Institution, City, State or Province, Country for Organizer(s) and Chair
    • List of Speakers in the Order in which they will present their papers
    • For each Speaker, list: Discipline, Institution, City, State or Province, Country, E-mail Address
    • For each Speaker, list: Paper Title (as it should be included in the final Program)

PODIUM DISCUSSION PARTICIPANT FORM:

  • Each speaker must also complete the Participant Form at the time of Registration for the conference.
  • Session Organizers are responsible for assuring that each speaker, organizer, and chair for the session completes this form and registers for the conference.

FURTHER INFORMATION:

  • Prompt and timely aherence to deadlines for complete session listings and submissions will be much appreciated. Delay in one session can hold up finalizing the whole conference program.
  • Questions should be sent to: Hugh J. Silverman, IAPL Executive Director and Program Coordinator: execdir@iapl.info

 

UPDATED: 22-Aug-2010