The Relational Practices Task Force of the ABA DR section is seeking proposals for speakers for our Telesummit to be scheduled September 10-14, 2018.
What’s a Telesummit?
A telesummit is like an online conference, with a series of speakers, workshops, and panels of experts organized around a specific theme. Our theme is I can relate! Skills, Ideas, and Models for Engaging Differences.
What is the format of the Telesummit?
Programs will be offered for about two hours a day for five consecutive days, around 20 programs over the course of the week. Each offering will be 6, 18, or 30 minutes long, offering a rich collection of topics and speakers. Most will be presented by video. A few may be audio. Some are live. Others are pre-recorded. They may be interviews or talks, interactive or not.
What sort of content will be included?
The content will be a combination of CLE programs and informational programs. Material will appeal to a broad audience: attorneys, law students, ombuds, mediators, facilitators, doctors, business people, and peace builders in other industries.
Some programs will be pre-recorded while others will be live. During the week, participants may engage in scheduled live interactive sessions in real time. We will also create a Facebook group for on-going interactions.
We hope to create an agenda that is both informative and engaging.
Who are the Speakers?
The Task Force invites proposals from the community and has developed a form which is available at:
Proposals will be selected on the basis of relevance to the theme, conference participants, and the mission of the Relational Task Force. All proposals should directly address the issue of how the topic is relevant to the theme. Quality of the proposal and experience of the presenter will also be considered. We encourage new voices and honor those who have been working in this field for a long time. A note: We expect that proposals will shape the program theme. Some otherwise excellent programs may not be chosen if they do not fit with the character of other presentations.
What if I have more questions?
The Task Force has created a simple website and your questions may be answered there. Otherwise, send us an email at email@example.com and one of the committee members will get back to you.