March 22-24, 2019, Lancaster County Convention Center, Lancaster, PA

Zenkaikon 2019 Program Application

What You Should Know Before Applying:

  • The end of the regular period for submitting a program will be December 1, 2018. Any programs submitted after this date will be considered on a case-by-case basis.
  • Complimentary memberships are provided to program presenters in appreciation for their service (or, if you are pre-registered, a reimbursement will be provided). A maximum of two memberships will be provided per program. If one approved presenter is participating in multiple programs, they only need a single membership, however, memberships will only be provided to active presenters.
  • Scheduling is limited, so programs will be chosen on a variety of criteria. If your program is not selected, please do not take it personally; it is just an issue of time management.
  • If we receive more program applications than we have time, we will select one or two programs to be placed in reserve in case of sudden cancellations.
  • Selected presenters will need to provide their own laptops and any special connectors for hooking up to projectors.
  • Selected presenters are expected to show up on time and present their program as scheduled. Presenters who do not present their program will be denied reimbursement and may be rejected for future program applications.
  • On a case-by-case basis, Zenkaikon allows workshops to have a materials fee. This fee may only cover the cost of materials provided to the workshop participants. Even if a workshop has a materials fee, Zenkaikon members who wish to view a workshop, but not participate, may do so without paying a materials fee.
  • If you have any questions regarding programming, you may direct them to our Live Programming Department.

* Required Field

Program Information
Please include a short title of no more than 20 characters for your program item, for inclusion on our printed schedule
Please include information on tone. E.g., Is it humorous, or serious and academic? Please also include descriptions of any activities taking place in this program. Will there be any demos, games and/or audience interaction, or is it a simple presentation?
Short description suitable for the convention program
  • Presentation: A prepared informational program or lecture
  • Panel: A conversational discussion of a topic among a group of presenters, which may or may not include a moderator and/or audience interaction
  • Gameshow: A game that involves multiple audience member participation
  • Workshop: A hands-on learning experience that involves all of the audience
Please select the category your program item is primarily about
If applicable, choose a secondary category for your program item
Standard Setup includes projector (with VGA cable), screen, microphone, and speakers (with 2.5"mm audio cable). Presenters are asked to provide their own laptops and any special cables/adapters they require (e.g., Mac adapters)
Yes No
18+ content is anything that contains graphic, sexual, overly violent or obscene material which would be unsuitable for those under the age of 18
Yes No
Materials fee may ONLY cover the cost of materials provided to participants
Yes No
Morning Early Afternoon Late Afternoon Evening Late Night
Being flexible may increase the chances of your program being accepted
Yes No
If so, please list some or all of those conventions.
This bio should be in third person with 120 maximum word count. Those selected will be contacted via email, requesting a photograph to be included in the program book and/or online program directory.
Presenter 1
Presenter 2
Additional Presenters
Remember that a maximum of two complimentary memberships will be provided for each accepted program. All presenters listed below must register for the convention.
First NameLast NameE-mail