Session Types

Preconference Workshops
Monday, February 13, 2017 
Proposals due by July 17, 2016

Half Day (3 hour) Workshop & Full Day (6 hour) Workshop
Preconference workshops are always provided on the first day of METC, Monday, February 13, 2017. They offer attendees the opportunity to attend a workshop that is hands-on and in-depth on a specific topic, tool, etc. Each workshop has a maximum number of slots and preregistration is required. All preconference workshops are BYOD (Bring Your Own Device). All workshops are located on site at the St. Charles Convention Center. 


General Sessions
Tuesday-Wednesday, February 14-15, 2017 
Proposals due by September 1, 2016

50 Minute General Session 
Limited to 3 presenters. Consists of a presentation with resources and time for a Q&A period with attendees. 

50 Minute Panel Session
Limited to 3-5 panelists. Consists of a panel discussion on a common issue, question or topic that is relevant to conference attendees with time for a Q&A period.

90 Minute Poster Session
Limited to 2 presenters. Consists of an setup consistent with a science fair. Poster sessions will be setup in an open area with each session having a table and electric access during a specific time on both Tuesday, February 14 and Wednesday, February 15. Instead of creating a presentation for a typical breakout session, poster session presenters are responsible for creating a display with text, graphics and take-aways like QR codes for attendees. More information, including advice on creating their display, will be sent to poster session presenters once presentation acceptance notices have been sent.

1 Hour & 50 Minute BYOD Session (Double Session)
BYOD: Bring Your Own Device. The emphasis in these sessions is interactive and hands-on time with a tool, product, etc. The focus of a BYOD Double Session should not be a tool, etc. that is not widely available or that would be associated with a fee for attendees.

Exhibitor Plus Educator Session (50 Minutes)
An educator who is currently in the classroom must be the primary presenter. Former and/or retired educators are not eligible. The focus is rather to show how the educator themselves uses the product. The educator must be registered in order to present. Exhibitor Plus Educator sessions go through the same scoring process as the general conference sessions. Exhibitors whose session is accepted will be charged the booth rate of $850 for a Single Standard Booth or the booth rate of $1360 for a Double Standard Booth. 
How to Submit Your Proposal: Submit a proposal to present a 50 minute Exhibitor Plus Educator session during the general conference. Choose Exhibitor Plus Educator as the session type. 

Exhibitor Demo Session (50 Minutes)
Allows the exhibitor to demo their product without the requirement of an educator as the primary presenter. Exhibitors who present a Demo session will be charged the booth rate of $1000 for a Single Standard Booth or the booth rate of $1510 for a Double Standard Booth. Their session will be promoted as a demo session within the program information.
How to Sign Up: You must submit the session information, as well as Indicate on your exhibitor registration that you would like to present a Demo session. 
Exhibitors can also have short demo presentations during the conference on Tuesday, February 14 and Wednesday, February 15. 

*All exhibitors who present are required to host a booth in the exhibit hall.