We're not currently accepting applications to present at the 2023 Spring NNP Symposium as the roster is almost full. Rest assured we will be opening applications to the public this fall as with past Symposia. If you're preparing for the fall, some common questions are answered below.
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!
Nope! We'll have a mix of speakers who are in person at Central States and those presenting virtually from home. All talks will be livestreamed via Zoom and available to both Central States attendees and those watching at home. We ask whether you'll be attending on your application to be sure we have a balance of both types.
You name it - U.S. 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 an hour and a half time slot. We suggest planning to spend around 45 minutes presenting, and the rest will be open for Q&A and allow a short break between sessions. 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.
All presentations will be given over Zoom. This will require a stable internet connection and a device with a microphone (any phone [cell or landline], tablet, laptop, desktop - any of them should work). If you're unsure about the technology, let us know and we'll work with you.
Shortly 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're already familiar with Zoom, you'll have a chance to opt out of these.
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'll have a dedicated NNP Symposium room at Central States. Please arrive to this room at least ten minutes prior to your scheduled time. We will have a computer there; no need to bring your own. We'll have a copy of your visuals, but it's always a good idea to bring a back-up copy on a jump drive if you can. We'll get the slideshow running and handle everything with Zoom - all you have to do is present and advance your slides like normal!
Important note: If you're presenting in person, we will be unable to display Keynote files. You must convert it to a PDF or PowerPoint. We can help with this beforehand if needed, but it must be done before April 26th.
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.