You have one week left! Panel Surveys are open until March 24th Now’s the chance to give YOUR feedback on what panels will run during WisCon 43. The survey is a big part on how Panel Programming is decided every year! If you want to more about how panel programming works, please view this post for a quick overview.
WisCon Panel Programming is divided into separate tracks which group related concepts together in order to facilitate interesting and complex discussions. The current list of tracks are below:
- Feminism and Other Social Change Movements
- Power, Privilege, and Oppression
- Spirituality, Organized Religion and Politics
- Science and Technology
- The Craft and Business of Writing
- Reading, Viewing, and Critiquing Science Fiction
- Fandom as a Way of Life
- Interactive Storytelling and Media
You will need to create a WisCon account in order to view and fill out the survey. If you don’t have an account, create one at the “Create Your Account” page. For those with an account already created, go to “Log in to My Account” page. You should see the link to the survey once logged into your account. Then you can choose your panel interests on the panel sign up and attendance interest form!
This is a very important stage of Panel Programming. The more people who participate in the survey and sign up for and/or rate the panels, the better chance you will have at seeing your panel submissions on the final schedule. We understand that completing the survey can be laborious, but doing so is completely for your benefit.
AV Requests for WisCon 43
As previously stated, the Panel Survey is currently live and will close on March 24th. However, some of you fine folk put in requests for AV equipment when you submitted your proposed panel ideas. If your proposed panel ideas for which you requested AV equipment made it onto the Survey, we ask that you confirm that you still require said equipment.
The Madison Concourse provides conference rooms with projector screens and projectors with HDMI ports for your laptop. We recommend that you bring your own HDMI cables or Macbook converters for your laptops, and any external sound amplifier equipment, as we cannot guarantee that the Concom will have equipment like that available.
To confirm, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org with “AV Request – Your Submitted Panel Title” in the subject line, and what type of AV equipment you require in the body of the email by March 24th.
In order to streamline this process, we ask that only those who submitted the panels which made the survey email us with these requests. To view the entire list of panels, please log in to your WisCon account, click “Sign Up For Programming”, then click the full list of proposed panels link.
We cannot guarantee that AV equipment will be available for you if you do not submit an AV Request to us by March 24th.
Hand-Staffed Panel Requests for WisCon 43
You may have noticed that certain panels allow for only a “I would like to attend this panel” option. That is because those suggesters had requested that these particular panels be staffed with those folk who best fit with the marginalized identities about which the panels will discuss. If you have not already contacted us about hand-staffing your proposed panel, please email us at email@example.com with “Hand-Staff Request – Your Submitted Panel Title” in the subject line, and who you would like to be on your panel in the body of the email by March 24th.
Questions/Concerns/Feedback can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Jackie Gross, Lead Panel Programming
JP Fairfield, Panel Programming
Jennifer Cross, Panel Programming
Charlie Hawkins, Panel Programming