TeslaCon is accepting Panel applications!


๐€๐‹๐‹ ๐ฉ๐š๐ง๐ž๐ฅ๐ฌ ๐š๐ซ๐ž ๐จ๐ง๐ž ๐ก๐จ๐ฎ๐ซ ๐š๐ง๐ ๐Ÿ‘๐ŸŽ ๐ฆ๐ข๐ง๐ฎ๐ญ๐ž๐ฌ.

One hour for presentations, 15 for Q&A followed by 15 cleanup and reset for next speaker. 15 minutes is enough time to reset and prep - use it, donโ€™t waste it.

๐˜๐จ๐ฎ ๐ฌ๐ก๐จ๐ฎ๐ฅ๐ ๐š๐ซ๐ซ๐ข๐ฏ๐ž ๐š๐ญ ๐ฅ๐ž๐š๐ฌ๐ญ ๐Ÿ๐ŸŽ ๐ฆ๐ข๐ง๐ฎ๐ญ๐ž๐ฌ ๐ฉ๐ซ๐ข๐จ๐ซ ๐ญ๐จ ๐ฒ๐จ๐ฎ๐ซ ๐ฉ๐ซ๐ž๐ฌ๐ž๐ง๐ญ๐š๐ญ๐ข๐จ๐ง.

You may โ€œkindlyโ€ interrupt the speaker to let them know you are there to set up.

๐€๐ฅ๐ฅ ๐ฉ๐š๐ง๐ž๐ฅ๐ฌ ๐ฆ๐ฎ๐ฌ๐ญ ๐›๐ž ๐š๐ฉ๐ฉ๐ซ๐จ๐ฏ๐ž๐ ๐›๐ฒ ๐ญ๐ก๐ž ๐œ๐จ๐ง๐ฏ๐ž๐ง๐ญ๐ข๐จ๐ง ๐›๐ž๐Ÿ๐จ๐ซ๐ž ๐ฐ๐จ๐ซ๐ค ๐ฆ๐š๐ฒ ๐›๐ž๐ ๐ข๐ง.

This includes a basic syllabus or outline of what is to be covered during the hour/session.

A โ€œshortโ€ description for the panel listings and a โ€œlongโ€™ description version for online/web is needed at time of submission. The short should be no more than 2 sentences. The longer version should explain in detail what will be covered, or give more details than the basic syllabus.



There are 2 types of presentation


1. ๐€๐•: ๐“๐ก๐ข๐ฌ ๐ข๐ฌ ๐š ๐ฉ๐ซ๐ž๐ฌ๐ž๐ง๐ญ๐š๐ญ๐ข๐จ๐ง ๐ฎ๐ฌ๐ข๐ง๐  ๐ฌ๐จ๐ฎ๐ง๐, ๐ฏ๐ข๐ฌ๐ฎ๐š๐ฅ๐ฌ ๐ฐ๐ข๐ญ๐ก ๐š ๐ฉ๐ซ๐จ๐ฃ๐ž๐œ๐ญ๐จ๐ซ ๐จ๐ซ ๐ฌ๐œ๐ซ๐ž๐ž๐ง ๐ฎ๐ฌ๐š๐ ๐ž ๐จ๐Ÿ ๐ฌ๐จ๐ฆ๐ž ๐ค๐ข๐ง๐.

Each presentation will need to have a finished PDF for the panel, and this must be sent to the TeslaCon AV director no later than ๐Ž๐œ๐ญ๐จ๐›๐ž๐ซ ๐Ÿ“๐ญ๐ก, ๐Ÿ๐ŸŽ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ. If it arrives after the date and is not complete, said presentation can be dropped at the directorโ€™s discretion. Also, if changes need to be made the presenter will be contacted ASAP after final submission. ๐‘พ๐’† ๐’๐’†๐’†๐’… ๐’•๐’ ๐’‰๐’‚๐’—๐’† ๐’‚ ๐’‡๐’Š๐’๐’Š๐’”๐’‰๐’†๐’… ๐‘ท๐‘ซ๐‘ญ ๐’•๐’ ๐’Ž๐’‚๐’Œ๐’† ๐’„๐’๐’‘๐’Š๐’†๐’” ๐’‚๐’” ๐’ƒ๐’‚๐’„๐’Œ๐’–๐’‘๐’” ๐’‡๐’๐’“ ๐’‚๐’๐’ ๐’‘๐’“๐’†๐’”๐’†๐’๐’•๐’†๐’“๐’”. This has been an ongoing policy since year six. We also ask that you ๐›๐ซ๐ข๐ง๐  ๐ฒ๐จ๐ฎ๐ซ ๐จ๐ฐ๐ง ๐ฅ๐š๐ฉ๐ญ๐จ๐ฉ/๐œ๐จ๐ฆ๐ฉ๐ฎ๐ญ๐ž๐ซ. We will need to know make and model of the computer so we can match cords etc.

2. ๐‹๐ž๐œ๐ญ๐ฎ๐ซ๐ž: ๐“๐ก๐ข๐ฌ ๐ข๐ฌ ๐š ๐ฉ๐ซ๐ž๐ฌ๐ž๐ง๐ญ๐š๐ญ๐ข๐จ๐ง ๐ฐ๐ข๐ญ๐ก ๐›๐š๐ฌ๐ข๐œ ๐ฏ๐ข๐ฌ๐ฎ๐š๐ฅ๐ฌ - ๐จ๐ง ๐š ๐ฉ๐จ๐ฌ๐ญ๐ž๐ซ, ๐จ๐ซ ๐ž๐š๐ฌ๐ž๐ฅ ๐›๐ฎ๐ญ ๐ง๐จ ๐ž๐ฅ๐ž๐œ๐ญ๐ซ๐จ๐ง๐ข๐œ ๐ก๐ž๐ฅ๐ฉ ๐ง๐ž๐ž๐๐ž๐.

It is also more like a TED talk, where you engage the audience more and talk to them about the information you have. You will still need to submit a description for the panel listings, and submit the outline for the Convention to review.

ALL MAKERS panels/sessions should be done Lecture style, unless otherwise specified. We cannot guarantee AV will be in the room. For makers panels the rooms will be outfitted with more tables, etc. The convention will set up online signup prior to the event - though the presenter MUST collect the fees if any are needed for the class. TeslaCon will not be responsible for collecting fees for classes or for supplies for the classes. We will provide the space, tables, and chairs in the classroom. If needed, we will provide plastic tarps for the floor. Presenters must send us a link for the class fees - failure to do so by ๐’๐ž๐ฉ๐ญ๐ž๐ฆ๐›๐ž๐ซ ๐Ÿ๐ฌ๐ญ, ๐Ÿ๐ŸŽ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ will mean that the class will be dropped from the schedule. This gives the attendees about 2 months to sign up.

If you plan on a series of panels for a โ€œmake and takeโ€ you must clearly describe the difference between them and the differences there will be between the sessions. This must also be made clear to people so they know it is an extended class.



For All Panelists


โ€ข Handouts are encouraged if the subject matter is detailed enough and people would benefit from further reading/information points they can go to after the class. Handouts can be printed in black and white. Unless you have links to said information that can be included on the web with your Class description.

โ€ข Take the time to ensure you are providing information that is also not just found by googling or going to Wikipepdia. Make the content exciting, and add small facts or tidbits that make it stand out. People want to learn, and the more information you can supply the better the presentation will be.

โ€ข ๐๐ซ๐š๐œ๐ญ๐ข๐œ๐ž ๐›๐ž๐Ÿ๐จ๐ซ๐ž ๐ฒ๐จ๐ฎ ๐œ๐จ๐ฆ๐ž. You should practice the length of the presentation at least 3 times before doing it live. It will not only help you pace yourself, but can help you memorize what you are saying to the audience.

โ€ข We ask you to bring your OWN laptop and/or device to show your presentation if using AV equipment. If you have cords from the device to the projector, bring those as well. We do not have the resources to provide multiple device connections. HDMI to HDMI is all we have.



Presenter Checklist

  • Your Laptop
  • Your own connection device
  • Your outline to present from - printed in an easy-to-read format
  • Presentation on a thumb drive as an emergency backup
  • Handouts if you have any
  • Visuals to display to the audience that enhance the presentation

** If you have questions or problems with AV equipment you may reach out to โ€œFixer,โ€ our AV Tech person, before the convention. **

โ—๐‘๐„๐Œ๐„๐Œ๐๐„๐‘: ๐ž๐ฏ๐ž๐ง ๐ญ๐ก๐จ๐ฎ๐ ๐ก ๐ฆ๐จ๐ฌ๐ญ ๐ฉ๐ž๐จ๐ฉ๐ฅ๐ž ๐š๐ญ๐ญ๐ž๐ง๐๐ข๐ง๐  ๐š๐ซ๐ž ๐š๐๐ฎ๐ฅ๐ญ๐ฌ, ๐ญ๐ก๐ž๐ซ๐ž ๐ฆ๐ข๐ ๐ก๐ญ ๐›๐ž ๐ฌ๐ฆ๐š๐ฅ๐ฅ ๐œ๐ก๐ข๐ฅ๐๐ซ๐ž๐ง ๐จ๐ซ ๐ฒ๐จ๐ฎ๐ง๐  ๐š๐๐ฎ๐ฅ๐ญ๐ฌ ๐ข๐ง ๐ญ๐ก๐ž ๐š๐ฎ๐๐ข๐ž๐ง๐œ๐ž. ๐๐ฅ๐ž๐š๐ฌ๐ž ๐œ๐จ๐ง๐ฌ๐ข๐๐ž๐ซ ๐ญ๐ก๐ž ๐ข๐ฆ๐š๐ ๐ž๐ฌ ๐š๐ง๐ ๐ญ๐จ๐ง๐ž ๐จ๐Ÿ ๐ญ๐ก๐ž ๐ฉ๐ซ๐ž๐ฌ๐ž๐ง๐ญ๐š๐ญ๐ข๐จ๐ง.

โ—Deadline for applications is ๐€๐ฉ๐ซ๐ข๐ฅ ๐Ÿ‘๐ŸŽ๐ญ๐ก, ๐Ÿ๐ŸŽ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ with a HARD deadline of ๐Œ๐š๐ฒ ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ“๐ญ๐ก, ๐Ÿ๐ŸŽ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ. Please ensure you have sent in all your applications no later than 11:59pm EST on that date.

โ—You may fill out more than one application if you are submitting multiple panels for review. Submitting a form does not guarantee you a spot on our 2022 program, nor does it guarantee all your requests will be approved. After your applications have been submitted, please allow two weeks for our programming director to read and review your submissions. ๐€๐ฅ๐ฅ ๐š๐ฉ๐ฉ๐ฅ๐ข๐œ๐š๐ง๐ญ๐ฌ ๐ฐ๐ข๐ฅ๐ฅ ๐ก๐ž๐š๐ซ ๐›๐š๐œ๐ค ๐จ๐ง ๐ญ๐ก๐ž ๐ฌ๐ญ๐š๐ญ๐ฎ๐ฌ ๐จ๐Ÿ ๐ญ๐ก๐ž๐ข๐ซ ๐š๐ฉ๐ฉ๐ฅ๐ข๐œ๐š๐ญ๐ข๐จ๐ง ๐›๐ฒ ๐Œ๐š๐ฒ ๐Ÿ“๐ญ๐ก. If you submit after May 5th, you will hear back by May 20th.

โ—All submitted panels will receive an automatic confirmation email/receipt. Please be sure to click all the way to the end and contact us if you do not see your automatic confirmation email from Google. (This receipt does not mean your panel has been accepted for the event.)

TeslaCon 12, "Hawthorne Manor" will be held November 10th-14th, 2022 at the Madison Marriott West, 1313 John Q Hammons Dr, Middleton, WI 53562. Please ensure you are available at that time before applying.

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