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.
Email address *
Your Name *
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Affiliation or Organization *
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Job Title *
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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)
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, please offer a space for someone from a country office or implementing partner to attend/speak. 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 a very limited number of travel stipends and will not be able to meet all requests. Please contact us with any questions about this.
Questions or comments?
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