Programming at Anthrocon relies on you. Each year we take panel suggestions from attendees to build out the schedule that will provide everyone with as much to do as possible. The Programming team spends months working to construct the best and more diverse programming we can offer you all. 

If you have an idea for a panel you want to host, submit it here.

Have questions about Programming in general? Email Us:  programming@anthrocon.org.

Anthrocon 2018 Panel Policies and Rules

All panel applications must undergo formal submission, review, and approval before the panel is included as part of our Programming. This applies to all events and performers regardless of affiliation with the convention.

Panelists MUST specify any requested equipment per the submission form - if an additional item is wanted please email Programming directly and include the information on the form. You will be notified what we are able to provide when your panel is approved - we will do our best to accommodate all requests within reason. 

Anthrocon does not provide the following items for panels:

  • Laptops, Tablets, or Computers of Any Kind
  • Electronics outside outside of Projectors/TVs. Speakers and Microphones, and in select rooms audio hookups.
  • Any sort of cable needed to plug YOUR equipment into the technology we provide (projector, sound equipment, etc.).
  • We do not provide internet access in panel rooms. You will be required to purchase WiFi access from the hotel or the convention center.
  • Pens, Markers, Pencils or Sharpeners, Paper, etc. Panelists will need to provide these if they are required for their panel.

To conduct an Educational panel relating to psychology, finance, law, or other professional topics, a proficiency in the topic must be demonstrated. Any Panelists that wish to run such a panel may be asked to interview or furnish credentials to show the appropriate proficiency.

All decisions regarding acceptance or denial of panel requests are made at the sole discretion of the Programming Director. A panel may be denied with the exception that it can be re-considered if all management requested changes are made.

Panel applications will be considered on a first come first serve basis. If multiple submissions are received for the same panel we will do our best to put you in touch with each other so you can work together if you desire.

A single panelist may not participate in more than 7 panels during the time of the convention. We love that you want to help but we don't want to burn you out.

A panel cannot charge their attendees money. Panelists may not sell anything during their panel including but not limited to merchandise or supplies. Any panel found participating in these or similar activities will be cancelled and the panelist will not be allowed to return.

A panel may not pass out ANY food or drink, store bought or home made. This includes but is not limited to coffee, tea, soda, chips, pretzels, candy, etc.

for 18+ PANELS

Any panel that is identified as adult material or may be viewed as inappropriate for minors by either the panelists during the panel application or by the Programming Director during review will be marked as 18+. All panelists for 18+ panels must be 18 years of age or older by the first day of the convention, no exceptions.