General Guidelines

Audio-visual equipment

Each presentation room for papers and symposia will be equipped with an LCD projector and screen. No audiovisual equipment is provided for research-in-progress roundtables. Presenters may use their own computers and/or projectors but should also have their presentation stored on a flash drive to minimize transition time between presentations.


Presenters who have special AV needs (e.g., slide projector, VCR) and those who are interested in renting equipment directly from the hotel should notify NEERO. It is often possible to minimize costs and confusion by coordinating equipment rentals through the conference director.




NEERO cannot guarantee that an internet connection will be available in the meeting rooms for presentations. Presenters who require an internet connection for their presentation should contact NEERO in advance.




Because papers presented at NEERO are not compiled for publication in conference proceedings, there are no strict guidelines regarding paper format. However, papers prepared for NEERO should be research summaries of approximately 20 pages. The papers should follow APA style and authors should attempt to comply with the guidelines provided under General Information for Contributors to AERA Journals available on the AERA website.




Handouts of papers or presentations are not required. Presenters are encouraged to provide contact information so that audience members can

request handouts or additional information electronically.Presenterswho wish to bring handouts should plan to bring 10 copies of their research paper and/or presentation slides to the conference for distribution to audience members. Handouts should also include the presenter’s contact information.



Arrival Time

In general, there are 15 minutes between NEERO sessions during the day. Presenters should arrive at the presentation room at least 5-10 minutes prior to the scheduled time for their session. Upon arrival, presenters should check-in with the session chair and provide the session chair with any handouts for distribution. Presenters requiring additional time for set up of AV equipment are required to make prior arrangements with NEERO.