Call for 2022 Conference Participation

Read the letters from MIEC and complete the Presenter App by February 3, 2022

and Vendor App by February 14, 2022

Letter to Presenters

Boozhoo (Greetings),

 

We appreciate your interest in the Native American Critical Issues Conference. The conference will be held on Zoom March 10-12, 2022 8:30-2pm ET.

 

The Theme

This year’s theme is Jichag: Seeking Balance and Centering Identity.

 

Join us as we gather virtually with our hosts the Nottawaseppi Huron Band of the Potawatomi, to celebrate and revitalize our cultural identities as centered in our traditional teachings about our spirit selves in relation to Mother Earth and all of our relations.

Every year, the MIEC Board selects a group of highly skilled and interesting speakers to present at our Native American Critical Issues Conference. Presentations are selected based on their alignment with the conference theme and their relevancy to Native American education issues in the State of Michigan. Approved presenters will receive an honorarium.  

The Virtual Platform

To protect the health and safety of our community members, this year the conference will be hosted on Zoom, which changes our capacity to accommodate interactive elements of each presentation. Early preparation and communication are critical pieces of the virtual conference puzzle.

 

Presenters will be required to:

  • Schedule and attend an individual 30-minute “Prep Test” with the Technology Support team prior to the conference, regardless of experience with Zoom,

  • Work with MIEC to ensure your presentation fits the parameters of conference coordinating capabilities,

  • Submit any presentation material(s) prior to the conference to be uploaded to the website,

  • Submit a high-quality photo of yourself to MIEC when the proposal is accepted,

  • Log onto the conference at least 15 minutes prior to your scheduled presentation.

 

Tech Tests are tentatively scheduled for February 20-March 5, 2022. More details will become available upon presentation approval.

 

Ways to Engage

Presenters will be able to interact with attendees during the conference in the following ways:

  • “Share Screen” a PowerPoint or PDF presentation with technical support assistant (no Prezi’s, please)

  • Use the “chat” feature to talk directly with attendees

  • Use the “Q&A” feature for facilitated questions and answers (in Zoom Webinar)

By submitting a session proposal, you are consenting to the recording of your presentation.  You are also agreeing to the above-listed requirements of each presenter.

 

All submissions will be reviewed by MIEC. Final approvals will be made by the MIEC who will be in contact with you.

Miigwech,

MIEC

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Letter to Vendors

Boozhoo (Greetings),

 

We appreciate your interest in the Native American Critical Issues Conference. The conference is held on Zoom March 10-12, 2022 8:30-2pm ET. The vendor rooms are held on Zoom March 10 and 11, 12:45-1:45pm. Vendors are required to attend a Prep Test and sign in at least 15 minutes early.

The Virtual Platform

To protect the health and safety of our community members, this year the conference will be hosted on Zoom, which changes our capacity to accommodate interactive elements of each Vendor Booth. Early preparation and communication are critical pieces of the virtual conference puzzle.

 

Vendors are required to:

  • Pay the vendor fee by mail,

  • Schedule and attend a group 30-minute “Prep Test” with the Technology Support team prior to the conference, regardless of experience with Zoom, which is scheduled to take place February 21, 2022, time TBD,

  • Submit any material(s) prior to the conference to be uploaded to the website,

  • During the event, Vendors manage their own screen-sharing of content if they choose to share a slideshow, PowerPoint, or other material,

  • Log onto the conference at least 15 minutes prior to the Vendor Sessions.

 

The group Vendor Prep Test is scheduled for February 21, 2022. More details will become available.

 

Vendor Fee

Fee is $50 per vendor, per website reference included. Contact Dr. Martin Reinhardt if you have any questions.

Please send completed forms and a check or money order made out to Michigan Indian Education Council to:

Michigan Indian Education Council

C/O Melinda Hernandez

101 Loree Dr.

East Lansing, MI 48823

Ways to Engage

Vendor will be able to interact with attendees during the conference in the following ways:

  • Share a brief 3 minute introduction at the beginning of each Vendor Session to explain your company,

  • Join and manage your company's unique breakout room "booth" within the Vendor Session,

  • Meet one-on-one with attendees who join your breakout room booth,

  • “Share Screen” a PowerPoint or PDF presentation if you choose,

  • Use the “chat” feature to talk directly with attendees within your breakout room booth, and

  • Have company website/information posted to this website where attendees can easily browse.

By submitting this form, you are agreeing to the above-listed requirements of each vendor.

 

All submissions will be reviewed by MIEC, who will be in touch with you.

Miigwech,

MIEC