Panel Moderator

 

Guided by her journalist sensibilities and respect for her audience, Jennifer has developed a panel moderating style that conference planners seek and conference attendees appreciate: Stick to the topic and keep to the allotted time, packing it with focused, high-value content that fulfills the advertised promise of the session, and doing it all with grace and a sense of humour.

 

Well in advance of the conference, Jennifer will have interviewed all panelists at length on both personal background and their anticipated contribution to the panel discussion. She will have done research to put herself in command of the topic. She will also have briefed panelists on her approach to moving through the discussion and what their individual roles will be. When the presentation concludes, all agreed-upon points will have been reached, benefiting panelists and audience alike.

 

 


 

Recent Moderating Engagements

McMaster University: moderator for digital credentials panel event by Faculty of Engineering, April, 2019

 

People for Education: panel moderator for annual conference, November 2017

 

Stratford Perth Community Foundation: panel moderator for Vital Conversations event, panel on welcoming newcomers. June 2017

 

Professional Writers Association of Canada, Waterloo Chapter: panel moderator for public seminar, “Self-Publishing Opportunities,” May 2017
 

Professional Writers Association of Canada, Waterloo Chapter: panel moderator for public seminar, “Ins and Outs of Freelancing,” May 2016
 

University of Victoria: Employment Prospects panel, Sept 2016