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MEEC Conference Session Proposals Open

deadline for submission is January 16, 2019 at 5pm

December 6, 2018 10:48 AM

The MEEC Member Conference and Vendor Showcase is Thursday, March 28, 2019 at Martin’s West in Windsor Mill, MD.  The Conference will be a full day of presentations, exhibits and networking, designed to bring together MEEC Members and Vendors in both an educational and social atmosphere. 

The sessions presented by MEEC Members and Vendors are critical to the success of this conference.  Member sessions are always highly rated by our attendees.  Evaluations from last year’s conference indicate attendees want more member-led sessions.  PLEASE SUBMIT.  Vendors, consider including a Member who has used your services or products and have a great story to tell.  In the past, sessions have showcased case studies, their experiences, new tools, new ideas and new approaches to the use of products/services purchased from MEEC agreements. Here is your chance to help others by presenting on a topic that supports technology in education. (Please note the addition of Member-only Fast-Track Sessions.)  Session Submissions open November 28 and the deadline for submission is January 16, 2019 at 5pm.

 

Sessions

  • delivered by an individual or a team
  • delivered by Member only, Member with a Vendor, or Vendor
  • intentionally 50 minutes long so your prep is reasonable and the presentation concise
  • explanatory in nature (how products are used/implemented/changed the culture) and not a sales pitch.  This is particularly important for Vendors. 

Member only Fast-track Sessions 

  • Contains three (15 minute) presentations offered back-to-back by different MEEC Members
  • Encourages use of products under contract with MEEC
  • An example could be an easy to use technology that replaced an inefficient/manual process
  • Does not include Q&A
  • Required to submit the PowerPoint a week prior to the Conference (10 slides max)

The MEEC Conference Team will be determining which proposals have wide interest and appeal as the submissions are evaluated.  Our aim is to balance the program for product/software/service among K-12, Higher Ed, Libraries and general topics.  Sessions that offer wide appeal to the MEEC Membership will be rated highly.  The MEEC Conference is attended by staff from Information Technology, Purchasing, Instructional Technology, Instruction, Administration, and more.   Not all submissions are awarded a session.  Session descriptions are limited to 1,000 characters.  You will receive notification of submission results via email by early February. If you have any questions please contact Darby Ashmore or Tamara Petronka. 
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