What is the role of the moderator?

Including a moderator is optional (except for Debate sessions), but all moderators should be  independent, neutral facilitators in the discussion. The moderator is responsible for introducing the other speakers, keeping the speakers focused on the topic at hand and managing the dialogue so that all viewpoints are equally expressed. The moderator should also monitor the pace of the session to ensure all content is delivered in time for audience Q&A before the end of the session. Keep in mind that the moderator is included in your speaker count.

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