Via the submission link on our Call For Presentations page. Please read the page carefully before you get started so that you know what information you will be asked to provide. The submission window for the 2017 show is January 9 - March 3, 2017.
METROCON is a non-profit corporation governed by a Committee of volunteers from chapters of two interior design associations, and any income from the event goes back to the chapters to fund special educational and recognition programs, as well as scholarships and charities earmarked by the individual organizations. Therefore, Speakers are asked to cover their own expenses (travel + honorarium) and present at no cost to METROCON. Please understand, though, that presenters are not required to exhibit or sponsor to be considered.
The METROCON Committee of volunteers reviews all of the submissions, choosing a diverse combination of topics for that particular year. They try to find the right balance of courses that will appeal to various practice types, qualify for certain kinds of credits (membership requirements, state registration requirements, additional credentialing requirements, etc.), and be beneficial for the Attendees’ needs. (Note that courses are seldom repeated year-to-year because practitioners are not able to repeat a course for credit within a three-year period.)
Typically you will receive an email notification by mid-April, and the selected courses will be listed on our website by mid-May.
You must bring your own AIA signup sheet for the course and collect membership numbers of the AIA members in attendance. It will be up to the individual AIA member to sign the course sheet, and it will be up to you as the Speaker to submit the signup sheets and any accompanying paperwork to AIA so that AIA members will receive course credit. Please understand that METROCON is produced in part by volunteers from the ASID Texas Chapter and the IIDA Texas Oklahoma Chapter, whose members follow procedures as outlined by IDCEC, so our continuing education reporting procedures are different than those for AIA.
No, that will not be necessary. Our new registration system will allow attendees of your class(es) to login to their METROCON registration accounts and download certificates for the courses that they completed.
Yes, you will. Our new registration system will allow us to provide you a list, though it might take a week or two after the conference for us to get the list to you.
No, METROCON does not provide these as there are too many types of them for us to have all of them on hand. You must bring your own Apple video display adapters that bridge the connection between your Mac and our projector cables. If you do not know which kind your laptop requires, you may use this resource link to find out what you need to bring.
Yes, there is. Once you are on-site, use your device to check for networks and choose “Market Hall” as your network. Note that you can use your own cellular-based hot-spot in Market Hall if desired, but signals (Verizon, AT&T, etc.) vary and are not guaranteed.
The screens are 4:3 and the projectors are not HD. You can use the wide-screen format, but it would be a reduced size, so you probably want to stay with the 4:3 ratio.