2020 Past Masters

Deadline: October 9, 2019 (11:59pm EDT)

NCECA’s Past Masters session provides a platform during the annual conference for brief, content-rich presentations on recently deceased individuals whose lives and work have contributed notable impacts on our field. Each presenter selected for inclusion in the program will be allotted 8-10 minutes for an image- and text-driven presentation that illuminates the special qualities and accomplishments of an individual life. In a typical year, four to six presentations will be included in the Past Masters session.

Presenters are recognized in the program guide and receive a one-year membership in NCECA, a complimentary conference registration, and an honorarium of up to $300 (subject to meeting publication deadlines). The presenter, who may also be the nominator, will be responsible for relaying the impact of their subject’s life and work in a manner that is descriptive, reflective, and insightful.

Nominations for the Past Masters program are now open.

Proposals for Past Masters presentations must be submitted using the NCECA online submittal process. Please prepare BEFORE starting the online for:

  • Presenter Name and contact information will auto-populate once you, the presenter, has logged in to and accessed the form in the NCECA database.
  • Past Master’s Name
  • Short biography of the Past Master (Limit 350 words, upload as .doc, .docx, or pdf, not to exceed 2MB)
  • Letter of Nomination (2 page limit, upload as .doc, .docx, or pdf, not to exceed 2MB)
Please address the special qualities and accomplishments of the individual’s life.

Only complete proposals will be considered for inclusion in the program. Nominators, and/or presenters will be notified by the end of November/early December.
For questions about the Past Masters program, please contact nominations@nceca.net

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