MERL Tech DC: Session Ideas Submission
Please use this form to submit your session ideas for MERL Tech DC, happening on September 5-6, 2019. The selection committee will let you know by May 31st if your idea has been accepted. We may ask you to work with others who have submitted similar ideas and/or to combine sessions. Session Submission Deadline: Monday, April 22, 2019, midnight ET.
Email address *
Your Name *
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Affiliation or Organization *
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Job Title *
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Which strand best fits your idea? *
Our overall theme is MERL Tech: Taking Stock. We have 4 strands within that topic. Please review the strand descriptions above and select the one that is most appropriate for your idea. (Visit for more details)
Which format best fits your idea? *
What is your session title? *
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Describe your session idea in 200-250 words. *
Give us a clear idea of your session's content, format and take-aways. For example: "This session is for people who want to...." "Participants will leave the session with...." "This is a hands-on session where we will show participants how to...." "Panelists will debate the merits of...." "We will present our research on..." "We will engage participants in initial development of a framework for..." "This is a highly participatory session where participants will...." "This will be a panel session with Q&A at the end...."
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Who will speak/facilitate your session? *
Please provide names, affiliations, titles, emails.
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Please review your proposed speakers/ facilitators. Have you considered aspects of representation, diversity, and inclusion? *
This is a core value of MERL Tech. We would like to reduce/avoid "all male panels" (see and those that lack representation and/or diversity of voice and experience. For example, if you work internationally, consider including someone from a country office or implementing partner as a speaker/facilitator. Please contact us if you have questions....
Do any of your speakers/facilitators require travel support in order to attend? *
Please indicate if participation is contingent on receiving travel funding. We have an extremely limited number of travel stipends (as in 2 or 3) and will not be able to meet all requests. Please contact us with any questions about this.
Questions or comments?
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