A proposed panel debate addresses a pre-selected theme, topic, or issue that is of importance for practical or scientific purposes. The person who proposes a panel debate should write an abstract which gives an introduction to the topic and a rationale for why the topic is important to discuss. The same person is also responsible for inviting the panelists and making sure they represent varying standpoints with respect to subject of the panel debate. The discussion among panelists is meant to stimulate reflection among the audience. This is a presentation form that is well-suited for urgent matters.