Session Proposal

Thanks to all of you who submitted session proposals for NETA 2011. The proposal deadline was December 1, 2010. Those who submitted will be notified by February 1, 2011 whether or not their session has been accepted.

Poster/gallery sessions
A poster/gallery session allows many presenters to set up in one large session room with poster boards or other resources. It is possible to bring a computer for the gallery showing if it is stated ahead of time on the proposal. Participants stroll through the gallery in an informal manner while presenters show projects and answer questions.

Demonstration sessions

Demonstration sessions will last 45 minutes and involve just one presenter or a presenter and co-presenters. A majority of our sessions are demonstration style.

Conversation Strand

NEW this year—Conversation (round table discussion) sessions will allow attendees to discuss a variety of technology-related topics. It's not a stand and deliver presentation, rather an opportunity to learn from the crowd.

BYOL sessions

When submitting sessions, you will be asked whether you would be willing to provide the session as  BYOL (bring your own laptop) session. If this option is chosen, the session needs to be very interactive with participants having ample time to utilize their laptops.

Presenter guidelines
Lead presenters will pay the significantly reduced rate of $25.00 and are expected to provide ample handouts or Web/email access to their information after the conference. A co-presenter may assist in the session. A co-presenter must, however, register for the conference as a regular attendee ($115.00 full
conference or $80.00 for one day). A limit of three presenters per session will be printed in the program. Students are allowed to assist in a presentation as guests of the conference (limit of four, and must be supervised at all times).

Questions should be directed to Renee Kopf, President Elect/Conference Chair by email at