Proposals from those who would like to facilitate a panel discussion are welcomed. The proposals may address any of the topics falling within the scope of the conference themes. Panel Discussions provide an opportunity for public discussion amongst a selected group of panellists. Central to the success of a panel discussion is the choice of a good topic as the focus for discussion and panellists who bring differing perspectives and are confident in making clear arguments in a live situation. Panels should comprise of three to five scholars who present their arguments; a discussant offers critical comment on the arguments made and the discussion is opened up to the participating audience.

The proposal must include:

  • Title

  • Panel Chair(s) (if necessary)

  • Speakers Name, Affiliation and Email

  • Scope

  • Objective and motivation

The WCST-2024 will set aside space for those who wish to pursue discussion of a particular topic or issue. Interested individuals should submit a proposal not more than 400 words, on or before the 21st of August, 2024. In addition, the proposal should indicate the duration of the panel discussion (preferred duration is 1 hour).

All accepted Panel Discussion proposals will be published in the Conference Proceedings. If you are interested in organising Panel Discussion for the WCST-2024, please email your proposal to the pandis@wcst.org. Submissions should be in MS Word format.