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Research Conference Speaker Information and FAQs

2015 Research Conference in Boston April 13-15 

2015 Research Conference
April 13-15, 2015
Boston, Massachusetts  

When will the presentations be given?   

  • The Opening Session will be Monday, April 13, 2015, at 7:00 p.m.  
  • The Plenary Session will be Wednesday, April 15, 2015, at 10:15 a.m.  
  • Other presentations will be scheduled from 8:30 a.m. Tuesday, April 14, 2015, through 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday, April 15, 2015.  

Before submitting a proposal, be sure that you can give your presentation at any time during the conference. We make exceptions for religious considerations if they are communicated in advance on the speaker proposal form.  

What audiovisual equipment can I use?   

Each session room will include an LCD projector with only one screen. You are responsible for providing a laptop. If you are bringing a Mac laptop, you must provide your own connector for the LCD projector. There will not be an Internet connection available for speakers in session rooms. Finally, please note that due to costly A/V equipment fees, any changes to A/V equipment requests made after the August 2015 proposal deadline will result in a fee charged to the speaker.

When will I receive notification about my speaker proposal?  

Acceptance and rejection notification of proposals will be sent in October 2015. If you did not receive such an email, although you received notification that your proposal was submitted correctly, please check your junk email before contacting NCTM. For further help, email Michael Fish.  

What happens if my contact information has changed?   

You may either access the personal information on your proposal to make the changes or notify Michael Fish.  

What do I do once I receive my acceptance letter?   

  • Check the facts on your proposal. Did we address your needs for audiovisual equipment?  
  • All changes or corrections must be made in the Speaker’s Corner of the proposal system.  
  • Meet the deadline. If you do not accept the invitation to present prior to the deadline, your presentation will not be included on the Research Conference program.   

What are the limitations for how many times I can appear in the program?   

  • An individual may be a lead speaker on only one proposal. If not a lead speaker, an individual may be a co-speaker on up to two proposals. 
  • An individual may appear in the official NCTM Research Conference program a maximum of two times. This does not apply to Research Committee members, discussants, or opening/plenary speakers.   

Do all of my session's speakers need to register? 

Yes. Whether your session has one speaker or several, all session speakers must be registered by the speaker registration deadline (Monday, December 8, 2014). Speakers who are not registered by the deadline will not be listed in the program as on the session. If the session has one speaker, and that speaker does not register by the deadline, the session will be dropped from the program.  

What if I have to cancel?                                     

  • Email Michael Fish at 
  • If you do not notify us in a timely manner, your session description might still appear in the program booklet. Please let us know as soon as possible.  
  • Do not be a no-show as this reflects negatively on the Research Conference and your reputation as a scholar in the field.  

What about co-speakers? What if my co-speaker changes?   

  • If you are planning to have co-speakers, are they listed accurately?  
  • No co-speakers will be added to the presentation once the proposal form has been submitted.  
  • If there are co-speaker changes (change in affiliation or contact information, or if the co-speaker is no longer participating), send an e-mail as soon as possible.  
  • Changes received after the Speaker Accept/Decline deadline will not be printed in the program book.  
  • Co-speakers must be notified of acceptance or rejection by the lead speaker.  NCTM will not send notification to the co-speakers.  

Do speakers need to register?   

Yes, all speakers must register for the Research Conference.  


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