Please complete our online proposal submission form. Proposals and edits will be accepted until January 10, 2015 after which you will need to contact the Martin Institute office at 901-842-4601 and ask for Laura Dearman.
Requirements for Sessions
Presenting at the Martin Institute Conference requires interactive learning sessions where participants have to question, grapple, reflect, discuss, explore, create around the topic being presented. Our conference model is active learning not passive “sit and get” listening.
- Sessions are 75 minutes long.
- Expect 25 to 35 attendees people in each session.
- The standard room set up includes LCD projector, screen, speaker, wireless internet, chairs, large chart paper, marker.
- Some sessions will be presented back-to-back.
- Martin Institute gives preference to presentations unique to, or first delivered at Martin Institute conferences.
- If proposing more than one session, please submit each proposal separately.
- Only two speakers per proposal will be accepted.
- Session speakers will receive complimentary conference registration. Only two speakers allowed per session.
- Speakers are responsible for their own expenses, hotel accommodations and travel.
ROOM SET AND AUDIOVISUAL EQUIPMENT
Each presentation room will be equipped with an LCD projector and screen. Computers will not be provided. Speakers must provide their own laptop and dongle/video adapter. Technology support during the conference is limited. Speakers must know how to use their computer, as well as any software utilized during the presentation.
A generous wireless network is available
Workshops will be set with tables and chairs.
Your proposal must be submitted online by January 10, 2015 in order to be considered by the Conference Planning Committee.
PROCEDURE FOR COMPLETING A PROPOSAL
Complete the information on Speaker 1. Speaker 1 will be the primary contact with the Martin Institute for the presentation and is responsible for distributing information from Martin Institute to Speaker 2.
Complete the information on Speaker 2. Speaker 1 is responsible for obtaining the consent of all other presenters BEFORE submitting the proposal. All speakers will be registered by the Martin Institute staff.
Proposals must be complete to be considered by the Committee. Speaker 1 will receive an acknowledgement of proposal receipt from the Martin Institute and will be notified no later than January 30, 2015 as to the decision of the committee.
COMMITTEE REVIEW PROCEDURES
The Conference Planning Committee will review all proposals according to the following criteria: overall quality of proposal, relevance of topic, practical application of information, potential to attract and engage conference attendees, and speaking experience of presenters. Proposals which promote a product, service, or company will not be accepted.
We cannot accommodate every proposal we receive.