Northeast Arc Users Group (NEARC) conference presentations, workshops, and posters are an opportunity to share experience, expertise, and knowledge with colleagues and offer solutions for successful use of GIS.
All attendees, including private sector attendees and vendors, are invited and welcome to provide presentations or workshops that describe a project, process, experience, expertise, management, or best practices related to GIS, as determined by either the NEARC Board of Directors and/or the Host Committee.
Marketing presentations may be given by reserving a vendor booth.
As a presenter at the NEArc Spring Conference, please review the guidelines below in preparation for your participation:
A full schedule of presentations will be made available ahead of time. Please refer to the Session Grid to confirm the date and time of your session.
You will also be contacted in advance by the moderator of your session.
Each speaker has 30 minutes, which includes time for Q & A, unless it is a 1-hour panel discussion or a full 1.5‐hour workshop.
Each room will be equipped with a screen and projector.
Speakers in a given session and their moderator will coordinate use of a single laptop before the beginning of the session, as there isn’t time between talks to change out laptops or load presentations. Please arrive early! And bring your presentation on a data stick so that it can be loaded on the laptop.
We will make every attempt to provide Wi-Fi in every room, but it may not be of sufficient strength or speed to support live demonstrations, so prepare screenshots accordingly. Please refrain from streaming videos or other high‐bandwidth activities; store them with your presentation if possible.
A brief bio is required and should be sent to the session moderator so you can be introduced before your presentation.
Posters are generally one of two types:
At least one of the poster authors should plan to be present at the conference, to answer questions about their work.
Posters must be set up by 10 AM, though from 8 AM will maximize exposure.
Poster boards will be made available for you to use. The maximum poster size is 42" x 60". Placement will be determined by the Host Committee representative.
The presenter is required to coordinate with the NEARC Conference Host Committee for any “digital poster” presentations to ensure that computer/monitor equipment is available, otherwise the presenter will be required to provide their own.
Thank you again for agreeing to participate and share your time and expertise!
Please contact Andy Anderson for more information.