March For Science Media Zone
Pandemics and Public Policies: Science Informing Action
Best Practices and Lessons Learned from Governments, Institutions, Organizations, Communities, and Individuals to Flatten the Curve of COVID-19
When: Wednesday, April 22 – Sunday, April 26, 2020, specific schedule TBD
Venue: March for Science Facebook Page
Thoughtfully facilitated, self-organized expert panels will host live thirty-minute AMAs (“ask me anything”-style presentations) and offer policy “prescriptions” or specific calls to action (CTAs) in an online group with more than 640,000 members. Proposals with engaging presentations and compelling visual content will be prioritized.
Expectations and Guidelines
Definitions: For the purposes of this forum, a “live panel” is an actively facilitated thread, a panel organizer is the person or group representative submitting the proposal, co-panelists are organizer-assembled expert contributors who will help guide the discussion through facilitated Q&A, and panel moderators will be March for Science social media volunteers who will help ensure community guidelines are followed during the live panel discussion.
Selection Committee: The Programmatic Panel Selection Committee will comprise an invited March for Science Ambassador, the March for Science Community Executive Director, established partner and/or coalition representatives, and a youth leader in the international community for a total of five people. A descriptive ranking matrix will be used to inform selection.
The March for Science President and Senior Advisors will conduct a final review and approval.
Panel Submission Expectations: Panels should be self-organized by submitting individuals in a personal capacity, as well as in a professional capacity representing a nonpartisan group/organization. In the application, you are expected to self- identify whether you are submitting the proposal in a personal or professional role, and to indicate the same for each of your invited co-panelists/presenters.
The selection committee will prioritize programmatic panel proposals that address and offer actionable guidance on critical, essential, and/or poorly recognized climate change-pandemic connections.
We expect panelists to have at least one primary recommendation / “policy prescription” or call to action.
Submit your programmatic panel proposal here.
Submission Deadline: rolling basis through the end of Friday, April 10.
Notification: Organizers of panel submissions will be notified before April 20. Primary contacts of approved panels will receive additional guidance and information at that time regarding panel logistics and expectations.
Point of contact: If you have specific questions about panel submissions, please direct them to email@example.com. For general or all other inquiries, please write firstname.lastname@example.org.