It’s sad, but true. No one really thinks about the panel moderator during the marketing and promotion process. Although the panel moderator is not directly responsible for marketing the program, he or she can certainly help the meeting organizers promote the event and the panel session.
I was talking with a meeting organizer the other day who was grousing about the usual suspects. You know… the folks who are ALWAYS called upon to be on the panel – “legends” in the business (at least in their own mind), panel groupies who always offer to be on a panel, sponsors who need
I see it all the time: A panel that lacks visual diversity. It’s a bunch of middle-aged white men as panelists and no women or minorities. In fact, there is a new term for all-male panels. It’s a “manel” and they have gone viral via a Tumblr blog sarcastically called, Congrats! You Have an All-Male Panel.