Deshpande Symposium conference sessions are structured around panel presentations that explore common themes. All submissions should clearly identify which of the three conference tracks they align with:
Strong preference will be given to full panel proposals that include an identified panel moderator (usually the proposal submitter) and speakers / presentations from multiple institutions discussing their perspective / experience on the chosen panel topic. For individual presentation proposals, we will do our best to match you to the most appropriate panel based on your area of interest and panel availability.
Each panel session will be allocated 75 minutes. Individual panelist presentations should not exceed 5-10 minutes in length. Assuming additional time for questions and audience interaction, we recommend a maximum of 4 presentations per session.
Finally, if accepted to present at the Symposium, all panelists are expected to register for the Symposium at the discounted Presenter’s rate prior to the conference deadline.
Deadline for Panel Proposal Submissions: February 15, 2020