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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In a downtown conference room, Mike Petitto scribbled furiously on a wall-size board of card stock as five panelists talked about blockchain technology. Andy Rosen,, "Quick on the draw: Companies use live illustrators to spice up presentations," 10 July 2018 Holloway said Youth Council members collected questions on the topic from peers at their respective schools, and will serve as moderators for the event, asking panelists the questions. Staff Report, Aurora Beacon-News, "Aurora Youth Council to hold forum on school safety," 26 Apr. 2018 Synan was also among panelists for the Clinton Foundation last year in a discussion about the impact of the opioid crisis and possible solutions. Terry Demio,, "If Big Pharma responsible for opioid crisis, who should get restitution?," 6 Apr. 2018 Ted Osius, a former U.S. ambassador to Vietnam, joined a handful of U.S. and Vietnamese panelists to discuss the future of the country's aviation industry. Aaron Gregg,, "Little-known Vietnamese airline is buying $5.6 billion in Boeing planes," 26 June 2018 All of the panelists spoke of the importance of offering original, authentic voices, even if one then risks becoming commodified in a Hollywood that’s currently looking for diverse material to reach a wider audience. Gregg Kilday, The Hollywood Reporter, "Produced By: Writer-Actress Lena Waithe Advises "Make Sure You Are Surrounded By Greatness"," 10 June 2018 The candidates will be questioned by a trio of panelists from The Baltimore Sun, WJZ-TV and the University of Baltimore’s Schaefer Center for Public Policy during a debate that will air at 6 p.m. on WJZ-TV. Erin Cox,, "Democratic candidates for Maryland governor to debate today as campaign enters final stretch," 5 June 2018 At last year’s summit, women made up the majority of the keynote speakers and more than a third of the panelists. Shirley Leung,, "Let’s make the ‘manel’ — the all-too-common all-male panel — extinct," 17 May 2018 Bob Schieffer before John Dickerson had me on so many times as panelist. Christopher Brito, CBS News, "Margaret Brennan, "Face the Nation" moderator, reveals she's pregnant during Colbert appearance," 30 Apr. 2018

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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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