pan·​el·​ist | \ˈpa-nᵊl-ist \

Definition of panelist 

: a member of a discussion or advisory panel or of a radio or television panel

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There will be snacks, networking, breakout sessions, and a Q&A with panelists. Allison Hagan,, "Business agenda," 4 July 2018 Washington and other Milwaukee high school and college students spoke along with other panelists and activists from Parkland, Fla., Waukesha and Chicago at the Road to Change Tour's stop at the Wisconsin Center. Samantha West, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "500 attend Parkland students' town hall in Milwaukee on Road to Change tour," 23 June 2018 Maria Cardona, another panelist, spoke about the coverage in personal and powerful terms. David Zurawik,, "Zurawik: From Samantha Bee to Roseanne Barr, Trump's negative effect on the culture," 4 June 2018 Within a month, the Glendale teen was a panelist at the South by Southwest Music Festival in Austin, Texas. Kaila White, azcentral, "As teen rapper born without a jaw enjoys fame, mom worries about life after graduation," 18 May 2018 Time at the podium, or waxing intellectual with other panelists on the white leather couch behind it, was sought after, but also fraught this year. Evan Halper,, "Democrats vie to impress the party’s elite, and audition for the 2020 presidential race," 15 May 2018 The Office of Reentry, North Star Reentry Resource Center, and William Horning & Shawnee Leftwich will host a resource collaboration day with panelists discussing methods to navigate support systems. Karen Farkas,, "Cuyahoga County to hold Reentry Awareness Week April 23-27," 11 Apr. 2018 The panelists will discuss the show's exciting new chapter and share some hints of what's to come with a sneak peek into season 9, debuting in October on AMC. Phillip Molnar,, "Comic-Con 2018: Here's your Friday schedule," 6 July 2018 During the body of the meeting, panelists discussed work on commercial remote sensing licenses, launch regulations that will stem from the second space policy directive, the best strategies to return to the moon and future exploration missions. Sarah Lewin, Scientific American, "Trump Orders “Space Force,” Signs Space-Traffic Policy," 19 June 2018

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First Known Use of panelist

1948, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of panelist

: a person who is a part of a group of people who answer questions, give advice or opinions, etc. : a person who is a member of a panel

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