Events: Panels & Workshops

Welcome to ConnectiCon Panels & Workshops!

Thank you to everyone that made ConnectiCon 2015 an amazing convention!

The Panels & Workshops Department is responsible for scheduling more than 300 hours of content in 11 rooms over 4 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.

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 for ConnectiCon 2016 will open late fall of 2015. Thank you to everyone that ran successful panels for us at ConnectiCon 2015!

I submitted an event but I don't know if it's been approved?
Last year, the Panels & Workshops staff received twice as many panel applications as we could accept, so we ask for your patience and cooperation as we take the time to read and consider each and every attendee submitted event. This year we will be scheduling events on a rolling basis, as events are submitted. So don't wait to submit your event! Submissions close on March 30th of the convention year. All submissions will be processed by May 30th 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. You can also log in to your account on our website to review your submitted even status. Click on “My Account” then “Submitted Events” on the left-hand navigation menu to see that status of all your submissions. Submissions close on March 30th of the convention year. All submissions will be processed by May 30th 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.

I was accepted as a panelist and want to know what tech is available in my room.
All panel rooms, with the exception of Special Events 2, include an audio board setup with both wired & wireless microphones, a screen & projector with VGA computer connector (Mac Mini DisplayPort to VGA adapters are available to those who need them), and a blu-ray player. Additional tech may be available upon request.

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. Acceptable forms of ID are: license, non-driver ID, passport, military ID. We will be distributing 18+ wristbands in order to manage event lines and fill the panel rooms more efficiently. To get your 18+ event wristband, stop by an Info Desk table. The 18+ event wristband MUST go on your wrist. It can not be placed on an article of clothing, costume, your badge/lanyard, or prop. If your costume obscures or covers your face you will be asked to remove the item in order to receive your wristband. NO EXCEPTIONS CAN BE MADE TO THIS POLICY.

Have a question? Email us at: panels@connecticon.org

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Panel and Workshop Submission Guidelines

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 yearʼs 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 2016 for themselves and one (1) co-presenter. The co-presenter must be listed on your panel application, and must be someone that contributes to the panels/workshops at the time of presentation. If you contribute 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 panels@connecticon.org

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