Panel sessions serve as discussion forums for issues of contemporary interest to intercultural scholars.
Panels are complete sessions organized as a single submission by the panel chair around a common theme. Panels may have a variety of formats. Examples include: roundtables with no formal papers, innovative presentations utilizing visual aids and key notes and discussions with senior scholar(s).
A panel session is an interactive and enthusiastic discussion on important topics in our field. Panels are an excellent tool for generating debate, raising new and interesting issues and sharing multiple points of view on a given topic. IACCM panel sessions are a forum for discussing provocative, controversial, innovative, cutting edge, and boundary-breaking issues. Usually a panel session starts with a brief introduction of the topic and the participants, followed by the panelists giving their views on the topic through short presentations. The session must allow sufficient time (about 30 minutes) for an interactive questions and answers session involving both the panelists and the audience. A typical panel will consist of four participants, including the moderator. Limiting panel size to 4 participants allows sufficient time for questions from the audience. Panel session proposals with more than four panelists must convincingly prove that all the panelists will be able to lead the discussion within the limited time framework.
Panel session proposals should not be longer than 900 - 1.200 words to be submitted via our online submission system in the template (see above).