Hey all! Now that the panel submissions are open let's keep the tradition of community-driven panels about our shared hobby going by crafting together the perfect blend of passion, organization, knowledge, excitement, and most importantly public speaking ability.
A while ago we had a big discussion about how the panels are put together, namely panelist selection, and for the first pinny panel of 2k17 I'd like to try something to make sure that everyone who wants to add to the panel and community has a chance to do so. Here's my proposal:
- We have to choose a panel leader who will choose the main topic of the panel and will (with the assistance of others) have final say on who is on the panel.
- After a panel leader is chosen and the theme is set panelists must be chosen. Similar to choosing the leader anyone who wants to be on the panel can submit their idea of what they want to present on, why they think they'll do a good job and how it fits in with the main topic of the panel.
- The panel leader, with the input of others in a sort of committee-type setting, will choose the panelists based on their submissions. After that point it's up to the leader and the panelists to get their submission in by the deadline and create and execute their presentation at PAX South.
I'd also like to put it out there that I'm not interested on actually being on the panel since I'll be focusing on the community trading meetups, but I do want to try and help out with the assembly of the best pinny panel yet!The panel submission deadline for South is November 11th
, so while we have a bit of time it's a good idea to get this stuff squared away quickly so there's time to draft the submission write-up. So from here I'd like for us to do one of two things: either raise issues with and discuss a different method for forming the community panel at South '17 or start taking Panel Leader submissions! Best of luck to everyone and hopefully this process will be nice and smooth. Let's hear your ideas!Past Pinny PanelsInterest shown so far: