Here is a sneak peek at the panels this year (see schedule for times).
If you are interested in submitting an idea for a panel, scroll down.
The dance/music relationship - Kenneth Shipp
Jukin’ and Delta music - Adam Wilkerson
Ballroomin’ and Jazz music - TBD
Lunch & Learns
Join us every day for lunch as we talk with the weekend’s musicians. Food passes are available for purchase BEFORE the event.
“Stones in My Passway: Hoodoo and the Blues” - Keith Beckman
“Black & Tan Fantasy”- Dr. Christi Jay Wells
Blues Culture and Event Goals - Heather Adkins
2019 Call for Panels
We are so excited to offer a wider range of panels at BluesGeek 2019, but we need your help! Panels are not only a mechanism for discussion, but they are a great place for dancers who have been doing research to shine.
If you are interested in submitting an idea for a panel, please read through the requirements below. DEADLINE MARCH 1
Types of panels
We are accepting proposals for two kinds of panels:
Exploratory Panel (1 hour):
Discussion of lyrical content and stories that comprise the Blues.
Midnight Moment (15 minutes):
Think of it like a Ted Talk - a brief but well-researched discussion on blues culture.
Please submit the following information to [firstname.lastname@example.org] with the subject line “Panel Application”:
Your name, contact information, and home dance scene.
Which type of panel you are applying for (see Types of Panels section of this page).
Title of Panel
Summary of the panel and why the content would benefit the Blues community (250-500 words).
List of supplies needed (e.g.projector and screen; sound equipment; etc.)
If your proposal does not meet the above criteria, it will not be considered.
What you get out of it
If we accept your proposal:
The chance to have meaningful discussion with your dance community.
Panelists are required to pay full tuition to the event; however, if your panel is chosen you will be offered the following reimbursement:
$75.00 USD for a 1 hour panel
$40.00 USD for a 15 minute panel