Submit a Webinar Proposal
University-Based Child and Family Policy Consortium
Webinar Submission Guidelines
Thank you for your interest in submitting a proposal for the University-Based Child and Family Policy Consortium’s 2020-2021 webinar series. This page provides guidance as you plan to submit a webinar for consideration.
Why Propose a Webinar?
- Moderating a webinar can be an excellent professional development experience for graduate students or postdocs looking to engage with researchers on a particular topic.
- Consortium webinars provide an opportunity to share important work that is in progress or recently published. They can also be an opportunity to share work from recent conference presentations or other events with an additional audience. Some webinars also cover professional development and career focused topics.
- Consortium webinars reach policy and practice audiences, as well as researchers across disciplines and at all levels.
- All Consortium webinars last 1 hour. Most webinars include approximately 40-45 minutes of presentation and approximately 15-20 minutes of moderated Q&A. To watch examples of recent webinars, please visit the webinars page of the Consortium website.
- All Consortium webinars start at 12 pm Eastern or later, to accommodate viewers in all US time zones.
- The Consortium typically hosts 3-5 webinars over the course of the academic year, and does not host webinars in the summer.
- The Consortium uses Zoom to host our webinars. We will provide an orientation to Zoom during the planning process.
- All Consortium webinars are recorded and posted to the Consortium website and SRCD’s YouTube channel.
Submitting Your Webinar Proposal
- Please use this form to submit a brief webinar proposal that includes a title, short description, and names and contact information for all participants.
- All Consortium webinars have a moderator and 1-3 speakers. The proposal form will ask you to indicate what each speaker will focus on and how the presentations will be coordinated.
- Please confirm the interest and availability of all proposed speakers prior to submitting your webinar proposal.
Time Commitment (in addition to preparing presentations)
- We ask that webinar participants log onto the webinar platform approximately 20-30 minutes before the scheduled start time of their webinar so that we can check sound and answer final questions. This brings the full time commitment on the day of the webinar to about 1.5 hours.
- We also ask that all webinar participants participate in a brief practice session with the other speakers and Consortium staff a week or two before the webinar to get familiar with the webinar platform and run through logistics. This session typically does not last more than 1 hour.
- If you would like to have a more in-depth planning call to discuss content and structure of the webinar with the other speakers and staff, we can arrange for this, although it is not required. Please let the Consortium staff know if you would be interested in scheduling an additional call.