We're no longer accepting applications to present this Fall. If you're interested in a future Symposium, you can view the guidelines here.
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 - 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 (a 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 offer a training session so you have a chance to see how the software works, test it out, 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 this.
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.
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.