Normally, three panelists accompany the main presenter during a "Memorial Presents" session. The role of the panelists is to complement or contradict the thesis promoted by the main presenter, in order to stimulate an informed debate with the audience.
Panelists are selected for their expertise and/or experience in the public policy issue under discussion, as well as for their ability to effectively communicate their point of view.
Participation in a "Memorial Presents" session is a privileged opportunity to convey your opinion and perspective to the "live" audience (and, if the session is broadcast, to the television and Internet audiences).
The Harris Centre will pay the costs of panelists' travel, if required.
Panelists should address the public policy issue in the language of the educated layperson. As such, he/she should eschew technical language, acronyms and specialized jargon, and should set the stage for the informed debate to follow.
Panelists are asked to:
If you are interested in becoming a panelist for a "Memorial Presents" session, or if you would like to recommend another person as a panelist, please e-mail us.