Workshop & Presentation Guidelines

Thanks for proposing a workshop, panel, or presentation for the Maine GIS Educators Conference. The conference will be held in conjunction with the MEGUG Fall Conference October 20th, 2017 at the Spectacular Events Center in Bangor, ME. For the education track, we welcome sessions aimed at educators of any level.

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.

Workshops (35 or 60 minutes in duration)
- Proposed workshops should be hands-on and relevant to educators. Participants should spend the majority of the time working with software and data or other 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 and tablets, if they have them. Workshops that work best use web-based or platform independent software.
- 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 (~35 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 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.