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CSPC 2017 Panel Formats

Your proposal should be under one of the following formats. Please note the interactivity of the session is very important and will play a role in the ranking of your proposal. Please make sure you have read the CRITERIA for ranking of submissions.

PANEL FORMATS

There are five:

  • Green Paper Discussions:
  • Case Studies
  • Short Talks Series
  • Interactive Learning Session (Workshop)
  • Debate Format
  • At Issue Format
    • Please see the details description of the formats here:

      Green Paper Discussions:

      Discussion focuses on issues raised in papers available to participants in advance and catalyzed by the commentary of expert respondents.

      • Total time allocation – 90 min

      • Possible approach:

        • Chair/moderator to set context – 5 min

        • Green paper author(s) – 15 min (paper should be available to participants in advance)

        • Respondents – 3 @ 10 min each

        • Discussion – 30-45 min

        • Chair/moderator to lead discussion on next steps

       

      Case Studies:

      A means of learning from diverse experiences relating to the theme issue – from Canadian and international sources.

      • Total time allocation – 90 min

      • Panelists – Chair/moderator plus max of 4 case studies

      • Max time for panelist presentations – 60 min; 30 to 60 min to be reserved for discussion

       

      Short Talks Series:

      A means of engaging up to 8 participants in presenting their perspectives on a specific issue within a theme in very brief highly focused presentations (with visuals). CSPC has introduced this format since 2016, so that individuals who have short presentations may take the advantage to participate in the conference.

      • Total time allocation – 45 or 90 min

      • Participants and role:

        • Presentation by each speaker – 9 min

        • Discussion – Only one question per speaker

       

      Interactive Learning Session (Workshop):

      An approach to engaging participants in a hands on learning/participatory activity – in any format. A bare minimum of formal presentation should be envisioned for such a format.

      • Total time allocation – 45 or 90 min

      • Participants and role:

        • Chair/moderator to outline issue and approach (5 min)

        • Interactive session , or small working groups 35 – 80 min

        • Wrap up – 10 min

       

      Debate Format:

      Expert panelists with different opinions have the opportunity to engage in a debate to provide different views (preferably opposite from each other) on a particular issue. The session will be heavily moderated by a Chair/moderator.

      • Total time allocation – 45 or 90 min

      • Panelists – Chair/moderator plus max of 4 presenters

      • Introduction by moderator 5 min

      • Each panelist defends the position - 10 min

      • Panelists get into debate and provide supplementary points - 5 min each

      • Moderator will ask different questions to challenge each position

      • Max time for panelist presentations – 30 or 60 min; 15-30 min to be reserved for discussion Q&A for five minutes is encouraged after every section of the debate

       

      At Issue Format:

      Expert panelists provide their independent opinion on a series of issues in an interactive session framed by the Chair/moderator.

      • Total time allocation – 45 or 90 min

      • Panelists – Chair/moderator plus max of 4 presenters

      • Max time for panelist presentations – 4- 6 blocks of 10-15 minutes for each topic