I was looking around for a list of panels at the upcoming AZ Fur con but all I could find was a means to submit a panel idea. I might not have been looking in the right place, I suppose.
Anyway, this made me think of something I've gone to several times over the past few years:
. It typically consists of 10 speakers who get a time limit of 10 minutes and 20 slides to talk about pretty much anything they want.
You could think of it as "TED for beginners" in some ways, but there are talks here that would never make it on TED (a memorable one recently was about Tiki bars in the Phoenix area during the 70's and 80's; another was about a guy's average speed per day which he found by adding up all the miles he had traveled and dividing by 364.25).
Is the furry community around here diverse enough to come up with even 4 or 5 talks like this? Not a full panel presentation, just something that'd last 10 minutes or so before moving on to the next speaker...putting them together would create an hour long event. They never had to be funny or entertaining--the most memorable ones were informative, and involve sharing something important to the speaker (even if it didn't turn out to be very important to the listeners).