The below guidelines are for classic panels. CPDP welcomes alternative types of sessions such as roundtable discussions, workshops or formats with more interaction between the participants than a traditional panel. In that case, the moderator and speaker roles can be given a twist.
CPDP guidelines for moderators
As of 2020, CPDP has decided to merge the role of the chair and the moderator. As a consequence, each panel discussion has only one moderator. The moderator acts as the facilitator. She sets the agenda, keeps the discussions on track, balances panelist participation, brings out differing opinions by asking the right questions and clarifies any confusion and intervenes as needed, especially if one of the panelists is dominating the conversation. As a moderator, we kindly ask you to take care of the following:
CPDP guidelines for Speakers
The CPDP speakers participate in a panel of other speakers and a moderator. The CPDP audience is also very active and eager to ask questions and participate in the debate. Therefore, we ask you to prepare your talk of 10 minutes maximum. Please make sure you stick to your allocated time to allow the other speakers and the audience to participate. Please also consider whether you need to use PPT slides and if yes – how many. We do not want to overload our audience with PPT. In order to prepare for the session, speakers talk with their panel organiser and moderator and discuss what is expected in terms of content, presentation length, session format. Speakers are expected to keep the audience engaged during their presentation. Speakers arrive at the venue at the latest 15 minutes prior to the beginning of the session.
Everyone participating in CPDP is expected to abide by the following code of conduct. This includes all conference attendees, speakers, staff and volunteers. CPDP is committed to providing a welcoming and harassment-free environment for everyone, regardless of race, gender, sexual orientation, age, physical abilities, physical appearances, or beliefs (or lack thereof).
Harassment and unacceptable behavior include but are not limited to: deliberate intimidation, stalking, inappropriate physical contact and unwelcome sexual attention, the use of derogatory or discriminatory language, gestures or actions, racism, sexism, or any other targeted comments which may cause personal offense to another CPDP participant either in-person at the conference or through social media channels.
If any attendee engages in harassing behavior, the conference organizers may take any lawful action we deem appropriate. Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you believe you’ve observed or experienced a violation of this Code of Conduct.
What are the current COVID-19 measures in Belgium?
The measures in Belgium are decided on the basis of a barometer, with three colour-coded phases: yellow, orange and red. Belgium is currently under code yellow which means that:
The CPDP team will continue to adhere to strict air quality requirements in indoor areas.We will continue to update this page regularly and continue to work with all partners to make sure CPDP is a Covid-safe conference.Please keep a close eye on our FAQ page and consult the official Coronavirus barometer for Belgium here.