Role of session participants

BGCI’s 10th International Congress on Education in Botanic Gardens

Bringing nature to the city. Celebrating the 200th anniversary of the University of Warsaw Botanic Garden.

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Role of session participants

The following guidelines have been drawn up to ensure that everyone involved in each session has a clear idea of what is expected of them.

The roles

The Convener:

  • Is responsible for the content of the session which includes recruiting speakers and ensuring coherence between presentations, without repetition or overlap.
  • Is responsible for submitting the session proposal and all other documentation, including speakers’ names etc. Once accepted the convener is solely responsible for all online content for the session.
  • Is the point of contact between session participants and congress organisers.
  • Is in charge of the session and must ensure that all speakers are well briefed, organised and their presentations are uploaded on the congress system.
  • May also be a speaker during the session.
  • Of panel sessions, world cafes and roundtable discussions are responsible for recruiting all the speakers/hosts for each session.
  • Are asked to pay the normal registration fee.

The Presenter:

  • Is invited, normally by the convener, to speak about a certain topic.
  • Develops their presentation based on the brief provided by the convener about their speech and the content of others in the session.
  • Are asked to pay the normal registration fee.


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