Educational Sessions

We want to give YOU the chance to share your insights and experiences incorporating pop culture into the classroom – including comics, games, cosplay, film, art, and much more – with fellow educators and fans from all over the world! Submit your session proposals here!

Now Accepting Submissions

For DCC 2018, we want to give YOU the chance to share your insights and experiences incorporating pop culture into the classroom – including comics, games, cosplay, film, art, and much more – with fellow educators and fans from all over the world! Don’t miss out on this amazing opportunity and event! Submit your education session for Denver Comic Con 2018 using the form below. Submissions will be accepted through February 28, 2018.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

What is an “education session”?

Our education sessions at DCC’18 offer insights and resources on using pop culture as a tool in early childhood through post-secondary education. We look for submissions that provide innovative, timely and practical applications of pop culture as a means to empower educators and their students, as well as how pop culture can promote positive change in classrooms, schools and the larger community.

What kind of educational topics are you looking for at DCC’18?

(Educators, click here for inspiration on session topics from our 2017 Educational offerings)

For 2018, we’re looking for panels aimed at supporting students, teachers, librarians, parents, and/or administrators in the use of pop culture in their schools and communities, particularly the tracks listed below:

  • Comics
  • Art
  • Diversity/Gender Issues
  • Film/Television
  • Gaming and Technology
  • Science
  • Teaching/Pedagogy
  • Writing/Literature
Do you recommend a certain format for these sessions?

We encourage you to submit sessions in one of the following formats:

  • Panels (3-5 speakers on a specific or broad topic)
  • Hands-On Workshops/Classes (practical applications and resources for teachers)
  • Roundtable Discussions (interactive discussions with increased audience participation)
  • Lectures (1-2 speakers focusing on a specific topic or opportunity)
What else can educators do at Denver Comic Con?

At DCC’18, educators will also have the opportunity to:

  • Participate in DCC’18 professional development programs, including:
  • Earn re-certification and professional development hours for attending or presenting on educational panels
  • Learn how to incorporate the use of board games, digital media, drawing, and other pop culture media in the classroom
  • Connect and share ideas with a community of like-minded educators
  • Have an amazing time!
What are the submission guidelines?

Denver Comic Con is about education and community. We seek to educate children and the general public through comics and cartooning, and bring together the diverse people and interests of our community regardless of age, race, gender or background. By focusing on education and providing guests, programming and events that encourage diversity, we strive to promote tolerance and empower the members of our community.

We have a dedicated programming department that not only creates hundreds of hours of programming but also reviews and approves hundreds of hours of programming from you, our fans and attendees.

Please read the following very carefully and make sure your submission is the best it can be. Space is limited.

Rules and Restrictions:

  1. All Panels/Sessions should be 50 minutes in length. No exceptions. We have a strict schedule and rooms need to be readied for the next presenters.
  2. All Panel/Session rooms are equipped with a table, microphones, digital projector and screens. We should have universal connectors yet to be safe bring your own.
  3. DCC Programming can not provide computers or laptops. For AV presentations, we recommend that the file be saved to your own computer and backed up on a flash drive.  It is also recommended that another presenter bring a laptop to use the flash drive if needed.  There is no guarantee of WiFi or Internet, so streaming your presentation is not recommended.
  4. DCC Programming does not encourage the use of VCRs, 16mm projectors, Xbox, PlayStations or Commodore 64s to use for your panel presentation. So don’t try. (If some of you don’t know what these items are, then there shouldn’t be a problem.)
  5. DCC Programming cannot guarantee day and time of your panel/s. Please be available for the entire convention. However, we can try to assist our education partners in specific scheduling needs on a case by case basis. So email us early, and we’ll do our best.
  6. DCC Programming reserves the right to adjust time and location of your panel at any time to best fit with our schedule of events. We will notify you of any changes in the schedule.
  7. A submission is not a guarantee of a presentation at Denver Comic Con. We strive to give our attendees the best programming possible thus we will ensure quality of your panel/session content. So take some time, do some research, prepare and impress us with your submission.
  8. Videotaping or digital filming is prohibited in any panel by any attendee or panel participant, without advance written permission from Convention Management.
  9. DCC Programming does not pay speaking fees or appearance fees. Nor does it cover travel, lodging or meals of any panelist or presenter. Please don’t ask us to cover the expenses of Todd McFarlane because he’s going to sit on your panel about Spider-Man.
  10. DCC Programming can not place a DCC Guest on your panel/submission.  Nor will we allow or grant a submission that are interview sessions for any of our Guests. I know you want Cary Elwes to sit on your panel, but we just can’t make it happen. Sorry. Attempts to contact our guests or ask for their participation in your panel(s) without DCC’s prior approval will be grounds for immediate disqualification and cancellation of our panel.
  11. Approved panels will be granted a complimentary 1-day pass for the day of the panel only, for no more than 6 panelists, including the moderator(s). Only panelists who participate will be granted a pass, and all panelists must participate extensively in the session. No additional passes will be granted for any reason. Because of space limitations, a maximum of 6 participants will be allowed on any panel/session. Panelists can pick up their complimentary pass on the day of the panel/session. Panelists appearing on additional days and sessions must pick up their pass each day at the Programming Services Booth. Passes can not be provided earlier.  Additional passes may be purchased through the DCC website.
  12. Panelists must check in 2 hours before their scheduled panel/session.  Programming Services is open from 8:30 AM to 5:30 PM each day. Complimentary passes will only be available during this time.
  13. Denver Comic Con is a family friendly convention. We will not approve any “adult content”; “after-dark” or “explicit.” So please keep it to PG-13.
  14. Panelists should arrive to their presentation room 20 minutes early and check in with the Room Coordinator.
  15. Proposals that are largely self-promotional will be strictly scrutinized and are unlikely to be approved, as they do not comply with our requirements that programming submissions must be primarily educational in focus.
  16. DCC Programming is unable to provide any equipment outside of the standard room setup. We can not provide wireless microphones, additional sound equipment or modify the stage or dais.
  17. DCC Programming can not allow for any rearrangement, including but not limited to, moving chairs or equipment of the panel rooms.
  18. DCC Programming can not allow for panelists/moderators to adjust or modify the equipment in the room.  If you need assistance with the equipment, DCC Programming does have qualified A/V support team near each room.

Any questions about the process, please feel free to email the Denver Comic Con Programming Department:
programming@popcultureclassroom.org

For any other questions or concerns, please email us at education@popcultureclassroom.org. We look forward to reading and enjoying your submissions!

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