Events: Panels & Workshops

Welcome to ConnectiCon Panels & Workshops!

Thank you to everyone that made ConnectiCon 2013 an amazing convention! Your friendly Panels & Workshops staff took a quick break, and are now back on the job planning ConnectiCon 2014!! ConnectiCon 2014 event submissions are now open!

The Panels & Workshops Department is responsible for scheduling more than 300 hours of content in 13 rooms over 3 days! We work with Guest Relations to bring you the best possible Guest of Honor panels, including Featured Media Guests, Literary Guests, Gaming and Industry Guests and Online Media Guests(OMG)! But most of our programming is provided by you, the attendee! We could not be the convention that we are without attendee involvement.

Panels & Workshops FAQ:

How do I submit my idea for a panel or workshop?
Click on the 'Submit an Event' link under the Events tab at the top of this page. You must be logged in to your ConnectiCon account. The Panels & Workshops staff will review your submission and follow up with any questions.

When do panel and workshop submissions open?
Submissions are now Open!

I submitted an event but I don't know if it's been approved?
The Panels & Workshops staff received over 500 applications last year, so we ask for your patience and cooperation as we take the time to read and consider each and every attendee submitted event. We will begin scheduling events in late January/early February. Submissions close on April 15th, 2013. All submissions will be processed by May 15th at the latest.

How will I know if my event is approved or rejected?
You will receive an automated email letting you know we have received your application. When your event is approved and scheduled, or if it is rejected, you will receive another email from the system. Submissions close on April 15th, 2013. All submissions will be processed by May 15th at the latest.

My event is pending and the time of the event shows as 12:11 AM. What is this?
All event forms default to this time upon submission. If accepted, the actual time of your event will be shown in your confirmation email.

How do I reserve my seat in a panel or workshop?

Panels & Workshops are filled on a first-come, first-served basis. You can not reserve a seat for any panel or workshop. Once the room is at capacity the event is full. Panels & Workshops Staff will fill seats as they become vacant, but in order to comply with fire code we can not allow standing room in any of our events. For popular events that will fill quickly, plan your schedule accordingly!

Do I need anything to get into an 18+, or R rated, event?
We require a valid, government issued photo ID for all 18+ events. This year we will be distributing 18+ wristbands in order to manage event lines and fill the panel rooms more efficiently. Wristbands are available Friday & Saturday at the Panels HQ table during the convention. If you do not have an ID, you will not be issued a wristband. No exceptions.

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Updated for ConnectiCon 2014:

Panel & Workshop Submission Guidelines

The first deadline for Panel/Workshop submissions is January 30th, 2014. At that time, we will begin the first round of scheduling events. We will have several rounds of scheduling, so do not be alarmed if you are not accepted in the first round as event space is highly dependent upon a number of factors.

Submissions will continue to be accepted after this date until the final deadline of April 15th, 2014. Anything submitted before April 15th will be considered, but bear in mind that the number of open slots will decrease continuously beginning on January 30th. Submit early to have the best chance of presenting!

Last year we had over 275 panels and workshops across 13 rooms. But, we had nearly twice as many submissions! As applicants, you will be notified if your panel is accepted as soon as it is scheduled. Panels and workshops that cannot be accepted will be given final notification of this by May 15th, 2014.

You must submit with your full legal name, matching your driver's license or other form of identification, to be considered for a panel or workshop. Failure to do so may result in panel cancellation, inability to pick up a badge, or delays in processing your application.

The Panels and Workshops Department will no longer provide event leaders with complimentary badges for the current convention year. Event leaders will earn their badge for the following year’s convention, provided that they show up prepared to present all of their events.

Applicants who are accepted and contribute three or more panel/workshop hours will receive a complimentary badge to attend ConnectiCon 2015 for themselves and one (1) co-presenter. The co-presenter must be someone that contributed to the panel/workshop at the time of presentation. If you contribute more than 4 content hours, an additional co-presenter badge may be made available to you.

Unfortunately, no panel or workshop presenters can be afforded any other benefits. Hotel reimbursements, parking passes, materials fees, and the like are not available. If you have questions regarding this policy, feel free to contact us at

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