You can be a panelist if you have:
* been injured in a DUI crash
* had a friend or family member injured or killed in a DUI crash
* caused a DUI crash
* worked with DUI victims or offenders
* had several years of sobriety
* gotten a DUI or MIP conviction or a family member has
We ask that prospective speakers see a full panel to get a familiarity with the presentation. You choose your schedule — some speak a couple times a year, others on a more frequent basis. Here are some general suggestions we offer when you speak:
1. So that you don’t have to sit through the first half of the panel, you don’t need to arrive until about 8 PM weeknights / 2 PM Saturdays.
2. The panels run to about 9:15 PM (3:15 PM Sats.) That leaves just enough time for check out and shut down. So speakers should limit their talks to 15 minutes or less. We don’t like to put time limits; it inhibits spontaneity and we realize sometimes we all want to talk more or less. And we also find that if one speaker goes much longer than that, people get… fidgety. It can be hard to track time when you speak, we know. So if you see the facilitator walking slowly up to the front of the room, that is your cue <smile>.
3. The facilitator usually stands in the back of the room a good part of the talks. If you see the facilitator put hand to ear, we are having trouble hearing you in the back of the room.
1. Speakers on our base panels all have a military connect to better connect with the audience: active, retired, dependent or who deals with DUI offenders or victims through their work.2. Date and time of panel set by reserving command, which we’ll know at least two weeks in advance. You’ll only need to be there for your portion.