Workshop & Presentation Guidelines

Thanks for proposing a workshop, panel, or presentation for the Maine GIS Educators Conference, 2016. The conference will be held in conjunction with the MEGUG Winter Meeting at the Hilton Garden Inn in Freeport on February 5, 2016.

Please read the guidelines carefully. Complete a separate form for each workshop or presentation you are proposing. If you have any questions, please contact me at

General Guidelines:

- An individual may propose up to two workshops or presentations.

- Abstracts should be no longer than 150 words and should describe specifically how the workshop or presentation is relevant to education at K12 and/or college level.

Guidelines (note: timing will be finalized once we know how many proposed sessions we have)

Workshops (40 to 50 minutes in duration)

- Proposed workshops should be hands-on and relevant to educators. Participants must spend the majority of the time working with software and data on activities which have direct applications in educational settings. Indicate in your description what hands-on activities participants would engage in; what handouts, data, software and operating system(s) will be used; and the general structure of the workshop.

- For workshops, participants will be asked to bring their own laptops, if they have them. Workshops that work best use web-based or platform independent 

- We can also provide handheld GPS receivers and an LCD projector for use during workshops, panels and presentations. Make sure to note such needs in the space indicated.

Panels (~30 minutes, including 5 to 10 min Q & A)

- Panels may include one organizer and up to three panel members.

- The best panels include ample time for questions and discussion among participants and panelists.

Presentations (15 to 20 minutes, including 5 min Q&A)

- Presentations are invited to inform participants about available resources, present successful models for projects, and provide instruction on underlying principles such as technical topics, spatial learning/literacy, etc..

- Presentations may incorporate slide shows, printed materials, demonstrations, discussion, etc.

Proceed to the next page to complete the workshop or presentation proposal.