Deutsche Welle Global Media
Thank you for your interest
in the 2019 Deutsche Welle Global Media Forum!
conference, with the focus theme "Shifting Powers", will be held from May 27 – 28, 2019, in Bonn,
If you/your organization would like to contribute to the wide variety
of inspiring high-quality sessions, you may fill out this session proposal form.
It is best to include the details and show a clear idea of the topic, speakers and format of your session.However your session does not have to be fully planned and
filled at this stage - we are happy to help you develop your session further once the proposal
has been accepted.
will be reviewed according to the four review
- Current relevance of the topic
Interactivity of session format
- Speaker relevance and diversity
the overarching GMF theme
The deadline for submitting
your application has been extended to January 15, 2019.
Please be aware that all costs
(travel, accommodation for speakers as well as speaker fees) have to be covered
by your organization.
Please provide a newsworthy headline for your session.
2. Session description
Please provide the content and overall objectives of your session. What do you want to achieve?
Which topics do you want to cover? Which questions do you intend
to explore and answer during your session? This text should act as a potential session description for
conference participants - so please be as precise
3. Relevance to the focus theme
3.1. How does your session relate to the a)
overall focus theme "Shifting Powers" and b)
aspects of the GMF?
How do you intend to ensure international relevance?
3.2. To which of the following thematic dimensions of
the GMF would you assign to your session?
(choose max. 2)
Sessions should be inspiring and interactive. Engaging
the audience from the beginning is of great importance. We strongly recommend implementing interactive session formats to engage the audience from the outset.
will you avoid a ‘show-and-tell’ style session?
Your speakers, moderators and/or other session protagonists should come from diverse regional and
disciplinary backgrounds and need to be able to provide expert opinions
drive the discussion forward as true change-makers
in their fields.
5.1. Please list at least two potential protagonists whom you have contact
to. How are they relevant to your
session? Why are they in the best position to discuss the issue?
We strongly recommend that you designate experienced moderators and/or professional journalists to guide through your session. Should you already have a
designated moderator, please note his/her name and function here.
Do you require a DW Host for your session?
We encourage you to create awareness
about the GMF topics and discussions. We offer promotional tools including the official GMF
logo, banners and teasers. Enhancing the visibility
of the forum and the sessions
is a collective effort through online and offline advertising as well as community engagement.
How do you plan to engage with the GMF community and promote your session and its outcomes before, during
and after the GMF? Please be as concrete as possible.