The deadline for receipt of all items specified below is a month before the first full day of the annual conferences, specifically, August 14, 2016.
Anyone on the program who cannot present at the conference should notify the appropriate chair and commentator as well as the conference coordinator. Failure to do so has consequences. The Northern Great Plains History Conference written operating statement bans anyone who does not show and who does not submit appropriate notices from presenting for the next three years.
Length of papers: All presenters should emphasize brevity, because of the relatively short session times. Typically, the annual conferences have 90 and 120 minute time slots. Therefore, participants should adhere to the following formats:
These allocations allow time for introductions by the chair and audience participation.
Normally, it takes two minutes to read a typed, double-spaced page with one-inch margins. Because of different font sizes, various reading speeds, and sometimes use of AV materials, all presenters should ascertain their delivery time in advance. [Practice, practice, practice!]
In order to facilitate determination of lengths, all papers should have full page texts (double-spaced with one-inch margins) and endnotes rather than footnotes. Presenters should also report the word count of their texts to the session chair and commentator. (Each double-spaced page with one inch margins is about 280 words.)