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Deutsche Welle Global Media Forum
Session proposal form 2019

Thank you for your interest in the 2019 Deutsche Welle Global Media Forum. The upcoming conference, with the focus theme "Shifting Powers", will be held from May 27 – 28, 2019, in Bonn, Germany.

If your organization would like to contribute to the wide variety of inspiring high-quality sessions, you may fill out this session proposal form. Please provide a clear idea of your topic by giving details about the topic, the speakers and the format of your session. Your session does not have to be finally planned at this stage. Once your proposal is accepted, we are happy to offer support with shaping your session.
Your proposal will be reviewed according to the following criteria:
-  Current relevance of the topic
-  Interactivity of the session format
-  Speaker relevance and diversity
-  Relevance of the topic regarding GMF's key subject

1. Title

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 as possible.

3. Relevance to the focus theme

3.1. How does your session relate to the a) overall focus theme "Shifting Powers" and b) the media 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)

4. Format

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. How will you avoid a ‘show-and-tell’ style session?

5. Protagonists

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 to 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?

5.2. 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.


5.3. Do you require a DW Host for your session?

6. Communications

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.