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Presenter Application 2018
Dear Prospective Presenter,

Thank you for submitting a class proposal. Please make sure to fill out the information as thoroughly as possible. We may not be able to allow changes later because the schedule is created based on the information provided here. We also use the information you provide all year for things like the program content, website information, newsletters to attendees, registration, and to contact you.

We have a 2 year on, 1 year off policy. Don’t let this stop you from proposing, we sometimes make exceptions if we need your class!

For the sake of transparency, BurlyCon pays accepted presenters $25-$75 per class. We sometimes have a limited amount of hotel rooms we offer to presenters who apply and get accepted to teach multiple classes, but this is not guaranteed. You should be prepared to provide your own accommodations. Upon acceptance of your class please read your full offer before accepting your teaching slot. 

 

Before you begin, please be ready with the following items:

  • Your BIO edited to 500 characters.
  • Use this link to calculate the characters and edit your bio, then copy and paste text into Bio Box: http://www.charactercountonline.com
  • The PHOTO you would like us to use in the Program, Website, and Guidebook. 300DPI high resolution and formatted as JPG, PNG, or PDF
  • Name your photo like this: STAGENAME_(c)PHOTOGRAPHERCREDIT.JPG. 
  • Your CLASS DESCRIPTION edited to 600 characters!
  • Use this link to calculate the characters and edit your class description, then copy and paste text into Class Description Box: http://www.charactercountonline.com
  • If you don't get a confirmation email immediately after submitting your application, then resubmit.

Thank you in advance!

 

 

Reminder! Once this information is submitted, it is not easy to change so please be accurate!

 

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Contact Information
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First Name
Last Name
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Address Line 1
Address Line 2
City
State/Province
ZIP/Postal Code
Country
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Bio
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You must edit your presenter bio to be no more than 500 characters. Please be concise! This will be printed in the program, website, and Guidebook. Use this link to calculate the characters and edit your bio, then copy and paste text into Bio Box: http://www.charactercountonline.com
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Your performer website, Facebook, or whatever you use to be publicly available to your fans!
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Name the photo: STAGENAME_(c)PHOTOGRAPHERCREDIT.JPG -- 300DPI, JPG, PNG, or PDF. This is the photo that will be used in the BurlyCon program and elsewhere if you are accepted. It is your responsibility to submit only a photo for which you have permission from the photographer to use.
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Class Info
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Please provide the title of your class as it will appear in the program, website, and Guidebook. Please make the title clear, descriptive, and catchy.
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Below you will tell us what you want students to take away from your class (your Course Objectives) and how you intend to do that (your Course Methodology). Now it’s time to sell your class! The Course Description is like an Emcee’s introduction. It gives potential students all they need to know to get excited about the class, without spoiling any major reveals. This copy is intended for use in the BurlyCon 2016 Program and it’s important that the information you offer accurately describes your class. Character limit is 600 characters. Use this link to calculate the characters and edit your class description, then copy and paste text into Class Description Box: http://www.charactercountonline.com
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This relates to the level of experience a student should have to be able to comfortably participate in your class. If needed, explain in your Description, above, or in the “additional info” field below.

Note: In other words, how will you teach your class? Examples: "We will begin by stretching for 10 minutes. For 15 minutes, we will learn some basic ballet and jazz steps. For the next 15 minutes, we will learn a ballet combination. Then, we will spend 15 minutes learning a jazz combination. For the remainder of the class, we will combine those combinations into a dance. The class will be split into groups and will perform the choreography for each other." "This class introduces students to the principles of Delsarte for the hands. The class is taught as a movement-based lecture in which I demonstrate a move and have students repeat it as I discuss its significance. Students will always move together in large groups, and may participate in some simple, large group choreography to Karen Carpenter songs."
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Note: This will not be published, this info is for the programming committee. What is your intent as a teacher in 140 characters or less! Let’s really break things down, refine our ideas and offer potential students crystal clear reasons for attending our classes. Be specific and remember that your time is limited. You may not be able to achieve ALL of your desired objectives so pick what is most important for your students to walk away with. Examples: “In Bump and Grind Basics, students will learn the 4 basic bump and grind moves and will incorporate them into a simple dance routine.” “In Turbans and Tiaras 101, students will learn 3 useful techniques for creating headdresses inspired by vintage ads from the 20s and 30s.” “In the Tao of Tease students will learn breathing techniques inspired by Taoist mediations, and how they can use them to enhance their stage presence.” “In Perfecting Patterns, students will learn professional tricks for adjusting garment patterns to optimize the fit and functionality of their costumes.” “In Pasties & Politics, students will learn to inform their production models through the lens of social justice, and how to use burlesque to make their voices heard.”

Note: This is optional but will help the programming team to better understand your class.
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Class Tech & Room Needs
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All classrooms contain presenter table and chair and dry erase board. Lecture: contains lecture seating for attendees -- Lecture with projector: contains lecture seating for attendees, projector, screen, and PA for audio -- Circle Classroom: contains seating in a circle for attendees -- Movement - Soft Floor: contains a carpeted floor, chairs in stacks along walls for attendees as needed, mirrors, platform for presenter, PA for sound, and microphone for presenter -- Movement - Hard Floor: contains a dance floor, chairs in stacks along walls for attendees as needed, mirrors, platform for presenter, PA for sound, and microphone for presenter -- Movement with Lecture - Soft Floor: contains a carpeted floor, chairs in circle or rows for attendees as needed, mirrors, platform for presenter, PA for sound, and microphone for presenter -- Movement with Lecture - Hard Floor: contains a dance floor, chairs in circle or rows for attendees as needed, mirrors, platform for presenter, PA for sound, and microphone for presenter
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In case your first choice of rooms is not available, what other room type would work for your class?
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If you intend to use your own computer with a Projector or other device, then tell us what O/S system you have so we can be prepared. Bring your own cables!

Are there items the student should bring to your class that are not listed above?

Is there any additional information that your students should know before class, or that WE should know about your class? (i.e. there will be nudity in class so doors should be locked after class starts, we do primal screams in class which may disrupt the class next door, I require a swimming pool to teach this class, this class involves live snakes, often people cry so there should be lots of Kleenex, etc).
We are trying a little experiment in trying to gain sponsors for BurlyCon. We are offering the opportunity to special sponsors to have their product at our convention (you may have noticed the free stockings for participants in the Can Can Kick It class last year). If you are open to potentially having a sponsor then check the YES box.
Paper or Writing Submission
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This description will be inserted into the BurlyCon Program, website, and Guidebook. Please keep your summary to no more than 600 CHARACTERS. Use this link to ensure you have the proper character count: http://www.charactercountonline.com
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All classrooms contain presenter table and chair and dry erase board. Lecture: contains lecture seating for attendees -- Lecture with projector: contains lecture seating for attendees, projector, screen, and PA for audio -- Library Display: a summary poster is created from your paper highlighting your findings and your paper is made available to those in the BurlyCon Library.
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Please upload a PDF.

If you have cover art or an image or logo you are using in conjunction with your paper, then please upload it here. Ensure that you have permission to use the image from the copyright holder. High Resolution - 300 DPI - PNG, PDF, JPG, TIF, GIF, EPS.

Is there any additional information that we should know about your paper, presentation, or display?
Panels & Round Tables

We are NOT accepting proposals for Panels and Round Tables this year. Please check topics you would like to see included. If you have a suggestion please use the other box to type in your topic. 


Moderators receive a stipend and pass to BurlyCon. We are unable to provide panelists pay or passes this year.

Please share your experience facilitating conversations in these topics. List your experience as a panelist and/or moderator as well as any professional experience that may be relevant.
If you don't get a confirmation email immediately after submitting your application, then resubmit.