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2018 Conference Proposals

General Information:

  • Conference sessions can be 25 or 50 minutes in length inclusive of introductory and closing remarks, and Q & A.
  • Membership in MTNA/NJMTA is not a requirement to submit a proposal or present a session.
  • All selected presenters are required to register for the conference. Presenters may attend for free on the day of their session, and will receive a discounted registration rate for the second day of the conference.  Lunch on your presentation day will be provided.
  • Proposals should not be commercial in nature, however we welcome Exhibitor Showcases.  Please see the Conference Vendor and Advertising page for more information. 
  • Higher preference will be given to proposals that are pedagogical in nature.
  • Please list any equipment needs in the registration form.
  • Biographies should include presentation experience if possible.
  • Biographies should not exceed 1 page per presenter. Full bios should be 500 words or less. A 35-50 word bio is requested for advertising purposes.
  • Only Word or PDF format for text documents will be accepted.  Photos should be high resolution JPG or TIFF.

Please have the following information ready before submitting a proposal:

  • Contact mailing address, e-mail address and phone number
  • 250-word proposal (full description of the proposal)
  • Short session description (one that will appear in the program book)
  • One-page resume for each presenter (Biographical or Curriculum Vitae are acceptable)
  • 35 to 50 word bio for each presenter for the program book
  • Color photograph of each presenter

* The resume(s) and photo(s) will be uploaded as individual files within the proposal and each file title should contain the name of the presenter for example: JohnSmithResume.doc or JohnSmithPhoto.jpg (or other image files).

Please Note:  

  • The deadline for submissions is June 30, 2018.  
  • There will be a limited number of proposals accepted based on the time available in the schedule.  
  • Proposals will be reviewed and selected by the committee, and notifications will be sent out by mid-August.  
If you have any questions about the conference proposal process, contact Renae Block at

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