[URPE] 2008 Left Forum -- Call for Panels and Ideas -- Send by Dec. 1
soapbox at comcast.net
Tue Oct 23 13:46:02 MDT 2007
2008 Left Forum: CALL FOR PANELS
March 14-16, Cooper Union, NYC " www.leftforum.org
URPE will be able to sponsor two panels at the 2008 Left Forum.
Individuals can sometimes be placed on panels sponsored by other groups.
Each panel pays $120 to the Forum. We usually raise this fee by dividing
the cost of the panel among the panelists and chair (3-5 people); this
panel fee entitles all members of the panel to attend the entire
conference without paying individual registration fees (although the
Left Forum will gladly accept additional donations).
People who attend the LF are well-informed but most are not economists.
Panels should be on topics of general interest. Please be prepared to
make a major contribution toward organizing your panel, but be open to
the possibility of accepting additional suggestions of panelists from
URPE or the 2008 LF organizers.
The factors involved in determining which panels will be sponsored by
URPE include: how many panels apply; whether your panel is of general
interest; whether a panel on the same topic has already been accepted by
the 2008 LF; whether URPE decides to co-sponsor panels with other
organizations; how much effort you are able to contribute toward
organizing your panel; whether it is possible to form a complete panel
from your suggestion; and whether you have been in an URPE panel
recently. The organizers of the conferences work closely with panel
organizers, and will have some voice in deciding which panels are accepted.
It is likely that panels will be either videotaped or audiotaped.
Individuals, radio stations and tv stations have requested recordings of
URPE panels, and we would love to spread our ideas around. So if you
join an URPE panel, please be prepared to sign a waver allowing your
panel to be broadcast.
The Left Forum organizers would like to have completed panel proposals
by the end of December, so please e-mail panel suggestions by December 1
to: soapbox at comcast.net.
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