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.