Suggest Panels for CONvergence 2016!

Got some great ideas for panels? Are you interested in contributing to CONvergence 2016’s programming slate? Yes? Great! Because our annual Programming Brainstorming Session is right around the corner and we’d love to see you there!

A panel at CONvergence 2015When: October 10, 2015, 1:00pm – 5:00pm
Where: Crowne Plaza Bloomington
Room: A-E-I-O 
Address: 5401 Green Valley Drive Bloomington, MN 55437

You don’t have to have been on a panel or run a panel before to contribute panel ideas. We want panel suggestions from all walks of our diverse and vibrant community! That means you!

For those who are not aware, many of our programming ideas for the next convention are generated at this upcoming October session. Once we have a list of ideas, we proceed to enter them all into our database. By February 1st, our list of ideas goes live and we invite CONvergence members to volunteer as panelists and moderators. For more information, check out our panel scheduling page.

JOFCon Session

This year there will also be a CONvergence Programming Brainstorming Session at JOFCon! As you may be aware, CONvergence is completely volunteer-run and managed. Journeypeople of Fandom Convention (JOFCon) is all about what goes into putting on events like CONvergence; it is a gathering to discuss how we make volunteer-run conventions happen, and how to organize, nurture, and improve our con running communities! CONvergence has partnered with JOFCon and we are excited to let you know about this very cool event. The day and time of JOFCon’s CONvergence Programming Brainstorming Session will be announced on their website.JOFCon Minneapolis-Saint Paul logo showing a platypus wearing a fez

When: October 9-11, 2015
Where: DoubleTree by Hilton Minneapolis Park Place
Address: 5401 Green Valley Drive Bloomington, MN 55437

JOFCon has both full weekend and single-day passes available, and we encourage you to check it out if you’re interested in what goes into making an event like CONvergence.

For more information and to register for JOFCon, click here to go to the JOFCon website.

Can’t make a Brainstorming Session?

If you can’t make it to a brainstorming session, we encourage you suggest panels online via our Panel Suggestion Form!

Additionally, If you already have specific ideas for panels that you would like to see, present, or run yourself, please send them to us via the web rather than saving them for the brainstorming session; it’s faster and easier than trying to dictate while a roomful of people are waiting. You are welcome to both submit panel ideas online AND attend the brainstorming session!

Panel suggestions will be accepted until March 1st, 2016. However, they really should be in by February 1st, 2016 to have a good chance of making it onto the CONvergence 2016 schedule.

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