Panel Application | C2E2 2023

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What makes C2E2 of the coolest and best conventions on planet Earth? Besides being Chicago's home for the latest and greatest in all things pop culture - the answer is YOU! This is your show and for C2E2's historic 2023 we need your help to make it the biggest and best it can be! We're looking for original and creative programming, so if you think you've got what it takes, apply now to host a panel or screening at the show. Make sure it's kick ass though, as panel and screening slots are in high demand!

And when you’re putting together your panelists, keep in mind that we value fresh voices and diverse perspectives: if everyone on your panel looks and sounds just like you, you may want to rethink your approach.

So set a couple reminders now and make sure your submissions are in early. You'll hear back from the team by early February with a decision on your submission - we know, the anticipation is killing you. In the meantime, the ReedPop team is just an email away. So if you have any questions or concerns while you wait, feel free to drop a line to our Content Team at

May the odds be ever in your favor!


Friday, January 20, 2023 at 6:00 PM Central Time

Applicants will hear back about their submission by Monday, February 6, 2023.

Important Info:

  • PLEASE check your SPAM/JUNK Folder for any communication from the Content Team regarding Panel applications. Emails will come from Growtix.
  • Panel applications are not first-come, first-served. Take the time to submit your Panel Application. Make sure your Panel is unique and well thought out! Please keep in mind we highly value diversity of panelist and viewpoints.
  • Email is the primary communication method between Panel Organizer and ReedPop.
  • Submitting a Panel does not guarantee acceptance.
  • Each Panel is (1) one hour in duration. 
  • Panelists are required to bring their presentation on their own laptop. Laptops will not be provided. An HDMI port is necessary, as we will provide an HDMI cord for your laptop. If you do not have an HDMI port, please bring an adapter. ReedPop will not supply adapters.
  • Panel rooms come with standard AV setup of (6) six wired microphones, tv screen or projector screen. More information about AV setup will be provided to approved panels.
  • Panels typically contain maximum (5) five Panelists and (1) Moderator. ReedPop does not supply Moderators, unless it has been discussed on a case-by-case basis with the Content Team. If your panel consists of more than (6) six total participants, please indicate that on your application.
  • Approved Panels receive up to (6) six Panelist Badges. Panelist Badges are good for all (4) four days of the show.
  • ReedPop does not pay for Panelist lodging, transportation, meals, etc.
  • Panels may be livestreamed and/or recorded for ReedPop purposes only.
  • ReedPop will schedule your Panel based on availability and needs of the show. Panelists do not get to choose what day or time they present. Time and date preferences will be taken into account, but scheduling will be at ReedPop’s sole discretion. Please be advised that panel schedules may change. Organizers will be notified of required schedule changes.
  • By submitting a Panel Application, the applicant agrees to the Terms of Service for Participation in the Event

Enter Proposed Panelists for this Schedule Submission

If you are going to be a panelist, please include yourself.

Complimentary badges are given to Panelists who don't already have another type of badge (Exhibitor, Artist Alley, Pro, etc.,) up to six per panel, including the moderator. Sorry - we aren't able to provide badges for 1's and we don't pay for speaking fees, travel, lodging, or meals. Panelists can be changed out at any time. If you are currently unsure of your Panelists, there is no need to fill out the above. Once your Panelists are confirmed, please email so we may get them attached to your Panel.

ReedPOP's mission is to create fun, welcoming, awesome events where fans of all kinds can come together and celebrate in an environment where EVERYONE is safe and accepted. Like everyone else at the show, ReedPOP event speakers are subject to our harassment policy not only as fans, but also during event presentations. Per the policy, this includes the prohibition of offensive verbal comments in relation to, but not limited to, race, gender, gender identity, national origin, sexual orientation, age and appearance. If you feel your personal beliefs will prevent you from adhering to our policy, do not submit an application.
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About C2E2 2023

March 31, 2023 to April 2, 2023