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Theme and Discipline Specific Session Moderators

Please complete this form if you would like to moderate one of the Theme or Discipline specific sessions. The Sessions that need moderators say, "Moderator: TBD" in red. All requests to moderate must be submitted by June 30th.

The moderator"s main duties are to:

  • Ensure the time constraints are followed.
  • Introduce the speaker on time (following the times in the program)
  • Discuss the expected length of the presentation with the presenter.
  • Give the speaker a visual cue when they have reached 25-30 mins so that 10-15 mins can be reserved for questions.
  • Invite the audience to ask questions. Facilitate calling on audience members if the speaker does not see all of the hands being raised.
  • Cut off discussion at the end of the allotted time so that the break can take place
  • Invite the audience to stay for the next paper
  • You should feel free (but not obligated) to ask a question if there is a lull.