Presenter Application & Session Proposal - Chicago Steampunk Exposition 2021
Thank you for your interest in presenting at the 2021 Chicago Steampunk Exposition. We are looking for speakers with knowledge of: Steampunk, Victoriana, costuming, maker arts, history, etc.

The Chicago Steampunk Exposition is able offer Presenters a full three day badge (Friday, April 23rd to Sunday, March 25th, 2021) in exchange for two or more presentations, or a one day ticket for a single presentation.

Most sessions are required to be about 50 minutes in length; gaming sessions and certain workshops may require more time. If your session requires more time, please make a note in "Additional" box at the bottom of the form below to let us know.

Please fill out one form for each presentation being proposed, and limit the number of presenters to a maximum of three people.

The deadline to be considered in the first wave of reviews is June 1st, 2020. The second wave deadline is September 1st, 2020, and the third wave deadline is December 1st, 2020. Priority is given to the first wave, and subsequent applications are dependent upon remaining space on the schedule.
CONTACT INFORMATION
Proposal Contact *
Legal Name of Contact Person for this Proposal
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Contact Email *
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Contact Mobile Phone Number *
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SESSION INFORMATION
Session Title *
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Session Track *
Please pick the track you feel is best suited for this session.
Session Type *
Which best describes the nature of the session?
Age Range *
For which age group would you rate your session?
Session Fee
If there is a materials charge, please list fee amount and what this covers. Tickets for sessions that involve a fee will be sold at Registration and can be redeemed by Presenters at the Administration Desk after the session has concluded.
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Online Program Guide *
Paragraph description of session for Online Program Guide; about 3 to 5 sentences.
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Program Book Guide *
One sentence description of session for Program Book, about 15 words.
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Session Picture 1 *
Provide URL link to a (landscape format) picture related to session for Online Program Guide. This must be an image which you own, or to which you have permission for use. The picture needs to be landscape orientation with a minimum width of 680 pixels, and picture quality of 300+ dpi.
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Session Picture 2 *
Provide URL link to a second (landscape format) picture related to session for Online Program Guide. This must be an image which you own, or to which you have permission for use. The picture needs to be landscape orientation with a minimum width of 680 pixels, and picture quality of 300+ dpi.
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AV Requirements *
If presenting from a computer, Presenters must also bring their own cables to connect to projector; HDMI is recommended.
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PRESENTER INFORMATION
Main Presenter *
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Main Presenter Bio *
Provide a paragraph, written in third person, about the main presenter's background, experiences, quirks, and qualifications relating to the session.
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Main Presenter Picture *
Provide URL link to a portrait picture of the Presenter. This must be an image which you own, or to which you have permission for use. Square crop is preferred with a minimum size of 150 x 150 pixels, and 300+ dpi.
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Second Presenter
Optional
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2nd Presenter Bio
OPTIONAL - Provide a paragraph, written in third person, about the presenter's background, experiences, quirks, and qualifications relating to the session.
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2nd Presenter Picture
OPTIONAL - Provide URL link to a portrait picture of the Presenter. This must be an image which you own, or to which you have permission for use. Square crop is preferred with a minimum size of 150 x 150 pixels, and 300+ dpi.
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Third Presenter
Optional
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3rd Presenter Bio
OPTIONAL - Provide a paragraph, written in third person, about the presenter's background, experiences, quirks, and qualifications relating to the session.
Your answer
3rd Presenter Picture
OPTIONAL - Provide URL link to a portrait picture of the Presenter. This must be an image which you own, or to which you have permission for use. Square crop is preferred with a minimum size of 150 x 150 pixels, and 300+ dpi.
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Other Presenters *
Would you be willing to work with other speakers in merged sessions?
GAMING SESSIONS
If you are proposing a board game, role playing game, or other type of gaming session, please answer these questions.
Gaming Type
If you are proposing a Gaming Session, please list the number of people (minimum to maximum) required for the game.
Gaming Size
If you are proposing a Gaming Session, please list the number of people (minimum to maximum) required for the game.
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Gaming Time
If you are proposing a Gaming Session, please estimate the number of hours required for the game.
OTHER STUFF
Additional
Do you have questions or additional information you wish to add?
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Disclaimer *
This application does not guarantee a presenter position. Approved presenters will be emailed a Presenter Agreement that outlines compensation and expectations for presenting at the 2020 Steampunk Symposium; all presenters must review, sign, and return these Agreements.
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