MERL Tech DC: Session Ideas Submission Form
Please use this form to submit your session ideas for MERL Tech DC, September 6-7, 2018. The selection committee will let you know in early June if your idea was accepted. We may ask you to work with others who have similar ideas and/or combine sessions. Session Submission Deadline: Monday, April 30, 2018 at midnight EST.
Affiliation or Organization
What aspects of MERL Tech will your session address? (choose up to 3 options)
Please review the session topics we're looking for on the page above (or visit
for more details)
1 - Monitoring (in particular)
2 - Evaluation (in particular)
3 - Research (in particular)
4 - Learning (in particular)
5 - MERL as a whole (e.g., organizations or systems focus)
6 - Ethics, inclusion, safeguarding and/or data privacy
7 - Data (digital data, big data, data science approaches)
8 - Evaluation of ICT-enabled efforts and MERL approaches
9 - The future of MERL
10 - Failures (for presentation at Friday's "Fail Fest" Reception)
Which format best fits your idea?
Lightning talk (5 minutes)
1.5 hour session
1 hour session
Fail Fest Lightning Talk at the evening reception (5 minutes, must have a sense of humor)
What is your session title?
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...."
Who will speak/facilitate your session?
Please provide names, affiliations, titles, emails.
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, please offer a space for someone from a country office or implementing partner to attend/speak. Please contact us if you have questions....
Yes, of course!
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 a very limited number of travel stipends and will not be able to meet all requests. Please contact us with any questions about this.
Yes, we have participants who require travel support in order to attend
No, we do not require travel support
Questions or comments?
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