Assessing the proposals for Thematic sessions
An overview of the aspects we take into consideration while assessing the proposals for thematic sessions
î Are the formal requirements, as formulated on the website, met? If not, it is not possible to assess the proposal.
▪ The proposal should contain:
o the title of the thematic session
o who will prepare and chair this session (the chair person(s))
o a short description of the theme of the session
o key words indicating your session (minimal three)
o the relevance of this session for the g&g society, or stated differently, why do you organize this session and what do you expect from it
o the objectives for the audience: what may participants of your session expect to learn from joining this session, or stated differently, why do you think people should participate in this session.
î The content
▪ is the subject clear?
▪ is the objective clear?
▪ is the objective relevant for the g&s body of knowledge?
▪ to what degree do we consider this proposal to be innovative?
does the subject fit with the conference
î The procedures
▪ are the proposed procedures clear?
▪ are the proposed procedures practicable?
▪ do the proposed procedures invite and challenge the audience to active participation?
▪ will the subject be elaborated / discussed from several perspectives?
▪ is there enough time reserved for debate and for drawing conclusions?
are the 'deliverables' of the session clearly
î The target audience
▪ is the session meant for a broad audience, or is it for a specific target group?
is the session attractive for a broad audience?
î The organizer chair(s)
▪ what role does the chair see for him/herself: a convenor who will invite contributors or a facilitator who offers the opportunity for others to subscribe
▪ is the chair an 'expert' on the subject, does he/she have a network of potential contributors?
î Invitation to improve