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Instructions for Panel Proposals

Published onJan 11, 2024
Instructions for Panel Proposals

We invite proposals for thematic panel discussions during the main conference program. Panel sessions bring together complementary or conflicting perspectives on a topic of importance to digital preservation. They should promote discussion, both among the panelists and with the audience.

The topic should be innovative, have broad appeal to the conference participants, and clearly relate to one or more of the conference themes. We especially encourage panel submissions to include panelists who will bring diverse perspectives to the topic. 

How to submit Panels

An abstract of up to 2 pages describing the proposed content and interactivity of the panel is required.  Typically, panels at iPres have between 3 and 8 panelists. The abstract of the panel will be published in the proceedings and there will be an option for panelists to submit a short report for the proceedings, depending on ability of reviewers and contributors to meet the deadline. Panels will be peer reviewed by at least three reviewers.

  • Contributions for panels are due by 17 March 2024

  • Template: authors must fill out the form in Indico.

  • Panelist should be identified and included as co-authors and presenters.

  • If it is not possible to name all participants of the panel before the deadline, you should include a clear outline of who you want to invite to take part, why they would make a suitable panelist in your chosen context, and how you will recruit them. 

  • Submitters will be responsible for recruiting the panelist if your submission is successful.

  • Submitters will be responsible for facilitating the panel on-site.

  • We discourage the mixture of panelists on-site and remote. If you require remote participation, you should consider hosting the panel online. The conference has a number of slots for sessions with remote presenters, where interaction with the on-site audience can be facilitated.

More help: webinar and drop-in sessions

We kicked off the submissions with a webinar on Jan 11th. You can watch it here and ask your questions in our online drop-in sessions.

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