Once the next NNP Symposium has been scheduled, we'll be accepting applications to present. If you want to start thinking about what you might like to talk about, here are some general guidelines that might give you an idea.
Anyone! If you're a collector or researcher, perhaps you'd like to give a talk about your specialty or share some new research. If you run a coin club, hosting a meeting with us could be a great opportunity to find new members. If you're a dealer, you could use this opportunity to show some of your best inventory to the public and share some stories. The possibilities are endless!
You name it - US coins, medals, paper money, numismatic books, foreign coins, mint history, the numismatic industry, the sky's the limit! As long as it's related to the field, it's fair game.
Each presenter will be given a one hour time slot. We'll do our best to work with you to choose a time that works well, but we'll need you to be on-time and ready to go for your slot. If you don't go the whole hour, that's not a problem.
You'll need to be able to use Zoom, which will require a stable internet connection and a device with a microphone (smartphone, tablet, laptop, desktop - any of them should work). We'll work with you ahead of time to show you how everything works, so don't let the technology scare you away - we've got you covered.
We'd prefer that all presenters have some form of visual aid to accompany their presentation. That can be a Powerpoint, a series of photos, etc. We'll show you how to display it on Zoom.
That said, we're very open to ideas. Want to give a presentation as a group? Great! Want to host a roundtable discussion about a certain topic? Fantastic! Don't be afraid to suggest something outside the box - we're ready for it and eager to work with you to figure out how to make it happen.
All presentations will be given over Zoom.
About a week before the NNP Symposium, we'll have multiple training sessions so you have a chance to see how the software works and ask any questions you may have. We promise - it's easy.
If you have a webcam, you'll be able to show your face and visuals during the presentation. We highly recommend all presenters use a webcam and visuals; both of these will help engage viewers and make your presentation easier to follow.
During the event, there will be a facilitator present for the entire presentation. They'll be able to answer any questions on the fly, troubleshoot, and will have a back-up of your visuals at the ready in case anything goes wrong. All you have to do is show up ready to present!
By about two weeks after the Symposium, we'll have all presentations uploaded to the Newman Numismatic Portal so you can share it with anyone you'd like and it will be available for anyone who wasn't able to attend.
We discovered at the first NNP Symposium that PowerPoints made in the 4:3 aspect ratio look best in the final recorded videos. Slides in the modern 16:9 ratio leave a lot of unused space because we include the video as well, so we recommend creating your visuals with this in mind. If you're using PowerPoint, you can download the file below as a template for the correct size. It should work with older versions of PowerPoint as well. The aspect ratio only refers to the dimensions of the slides; you can change the design any way you'd like. As always, if you have any questions, just let us know.