Nebula Conference 2020 - Call for Programming
The Programming Committee is looking for panels and solo presentations geared toward working professional science-fiction and fantasy authors. To propose an item, please fill out the form below thoroughly and clearly. Please note that we often receive similar panel suggestions and that submitting this form does not guarantee you a programming slot.

If you have a request for a topic you would like to see to covered, but do not wish to present or partake in, yourself, please use the "Topic Suggestion" form instead of this one. (Link:

The deadline to submit programming is February 29, 2020. If you have any questions, please contact
Name *
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Pronouns *
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Email *
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Phone number (cell)
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Are you a SFWA member? *
Bio (75-ish words) *
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Website or supporting link
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Intended audience and scope
The Nebula Conference is designed to foster professional development for writers, editors and agents. As such, it is structured so that program items in three basic categories.

* Insight and Inspiration - A presentation that provides insight into a non-writing related topic, such as a technical skill, craft, academic field, art, etc.
* Career Management - These are workshops and panels designed to help with the business of side of SFF literature.
* Professional Craft Development - These are solo presentations or panels that drill into specific areas of craft at a deep level.
* Ignite Talk - A fast and fun presentation on a specific topic, wherein the presenter gets 20 slides that auto-advance every 15 seconds, totaling 5 minutes.
Which category best fits your program item? *
Which of our members would benefit from your program item?
Note: It's okay to have something that is targeted at one group. It's also okay to pick multiples.
Early career
Late career
Full career span
Middle Grade writers
Game writers
Short story writers
Traditionally published writers
Comic and graphic novel writers
General interest
Hybrid writers
YA writers
Independent writers
What kind of item would you like to submit for consideration? *
What is your programming item called? *
Your answer
Please describe your programming item. *
(An effective description is thorough and clear. Aim for 50-150 words)
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Participant Suggestions
If you have any participants or a moderator in mind, including yourself, please list their name(s) below. For panels, we recommend one moderator with two to four additional speakers. At the Nebulas, we encourage participant moderators and a conversational format rather than an interview structure. Please note that all speakers are responsible for their own expenses, including membership at the SFWA Nebula Conference. Submitting this form does not guarantee suggested participants a place on this item or programming, generally.

If submitting a solo presentation, simply write "solo."
Names of Suggested Participants (include email addresses if possible)
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What tech or A/V needs would this presentation have? *
Please continue to the next section.
If you have another suggestion, you can submit it there. If not, scroll to the bottom and "Submit."
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