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Subject: Call for presentations--Nationwide Cemetery Preservation Summit

Call for presentations--Nationwide Cemetery Preservation Summit

From: Jason Church <jason_church<-at->
Date: Wednesday, April 1, 2009
Call for presentations, posters, and workshops
Nationwide Cemetery Preservation Summit

Nashville, Tennessee
October 19-21, 2009

Deadline: May 1, 2009 Deadline

NCPTT is soliciting oral and poster presentations that focus on
research and innovation in cemetery conservation and preservation
for the NCPTT's Nationwide Cemetery Preservation Summit to be held
in Nashville, Tenn., October 19-21, 2009.  Topics for presentation
may include recent developments in technologies, unique treatments,
and creative solutions. Additionally, presentations make explore
future directions in cemetery preservation as well as current gaps
in research and understanding of issues.  Presentations will be
reviewed and selected by NCPTT staff. Speakers will be offered a
reduced registration fee. Additionally, NCPTT is seeking
preservation professionals who may wish to offer half day hands-on
workshops at the Summit.

More details are given at

  <URL:http://www.ncptt.nps.gov/index.php/call-for-presentations/>

Proposals for presentations should be submitted as extended
abstracts. There are two categories of presentations: oral
presentations and poster presentations.

Oral presentations: Talks will be 25 minutes in duration, including
questions. Please submit an abstract of no less than 500 words
(excluding figures and references). Abstract should contain:
presenter's full contact information (name, title, organization,
address, phone, fax, email), and a 100-word biography for the author
and each co-author. We recommend no more than two presenters per
paper.

Poster presentations: Posters should be approximately 36 x 40
inches, landscape. Please submit an abstract of no less than 500
words (excluding figures and references). Abstract should contain:
main presenter's full contact information (name, title,
organization, address, phone, fax, email).

Suggested key issues, topics, and concepts of papers and posters may
address include but are not limited to:

    Archeology
    Mapping and Documentation
    Landscapes
    Engineering Challenges
    Issues in National Cemeteries
    Materials Conservation
        Stone
        Masonry
        Wood
        Metals

Abstract deadline is May 1, 2009.

Email notification of accepted presentations will be sent on June 1,
2009. Presentations addressing similar topics will be combined into
sessions. Each session will include four presentations.

Submissions should be sent to:

    NCPTT
    ATTN: Jason Church
    645 University Parkway
    Natchitoches, LA 71457
    jason_church<-at->contractor<.>nps<.>gov

Workshop proposals: Workshops will be held on October 21, 2009 from
9am - 12pm. The workshop location will be determined by the
workshop's subject matter. Workshop proposals must include a 500
word abstract. Abstract should contain: main presenter's full
contact information (name, title, organization, address, phone, fax,
email) as well as details of all treatments proposed including
techniques and products used. Please include information regarding
the intended audience for the workshop, what the participants will
gain from attending, and the maximum number of participants for the
workshop.

Abstract deadline is May 1, 2009,

Email notification of selected workshop proposals will be sent on
June 1, 2009.

Timeline

    May 1, 2009:        Deadline for applications, proposals for
                        oral and poster presentations
    June 1, 2009:       Announce accepted presentations, post
                        schedule
    June 10, 2009:      Confirmation from presenters
    June 17, 2009:      Announce program
    June 24, 2009:      Deadline for applications for Student
                        Discounted Rate
    July 1, 2009:       Confirmation of Student rates
    September 6, 2009:  Early Registration ($299) ends
    September 7 - October 18: Full Registration of $399

Submission guidelines:

    All accepted proposals must be presented at the conference by at
    least one author.

    Authors of an accepted presentation must provide an abstract of
    no less than 500 words (not including diagrams, figures, and
    references) for publication in the conference proceedings.

    We welcome student participation in the summit.  The number of
    students registering at the discounted Student rate ($99) is
    limited to five.  Other students may register at the regular
    rates.

Submissions whose main purpose is to promote a commercial product or
service will not be accepted.

Jason Church
Materials Conservator
National Center for Preservation Technology and Training
645 University Parkway
Natchitoches LA 71457
318-356-7444
Fax: 318-356-9119


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