2018 Conference Speakers

Interested in speaking at the next NESHCo Conference?

Deadline for submission of proposals was November 1, 2017.  

If proposing more than one session, complete this form for each session.

If your presentation proposal is accepted, you will be required to meet the following deadlines:

March 1, 2018: Conference/Speaker Registration (NESHCo will send you the appropriate forms to be completed by the deadlines above.)

April 1, 2018: Submit full presentation to NESHCo

April 20, 2018: Book hotel room

Questions? Please call Jenn Gervais at 401-443-2364 or email at jgervais@neshco.org

Proposals will be acknowledged and speakers notified by December 20, 2017.

Chosen as a Speaker?

Register for Conference (By 4/20)

Each speaker MUST register separately and use the code: SPEAKER18 at checkout for your complimentary attendance.

Hotel Reservations (BY 4/20)

You will be responsible for booking your own hotel accommodations. Please contact the hotel before the April 20, 2017 cutoff date, however, we cannot guarantee rooms will still be available so we recommend you book your room ASAP. NESHCo is not responsible for the increased rate for rooms not booked by the cut off. USE the group code: 1805NEWENG to receive the conference rate.

Logo (DUE 2/1/18)

If you have not already done, so please email us your logo & web link at jgervais@neshco.org.

Program Ad (DUE 3/30)

  • The size of your ad is based on your sponsorship level. Sponsors receive a full page: 8” x 10” and Exhibitors receive a half page: 8” x 5”.
  • Full page ads must be vertical and half page ads must be horizontal.
  • Please send your ad as a PDF or JPEG only.
  • The ad may be in COLOR.
  • We recommend that you include the contact information of the conference attendees.
  • If you need NESHCo to create something for you, we are happy to do so. 
  • All ads must be emailed to jgervais@neshco.org by March 30, 2018.

Attendee List (DUE TO YOU 5/15)

NESHCo will share the attendee list with you approximately ten days prior to the conference. Please note that there may be last minute registrations after that but by that point our list should be pretty complete. We will follow up two days after the conference with the final list.

The rules for using this list are as follows:

  • Prior to the conference, you may use this list ONE TIME ONLY to promote your attendance at the conference.
  • Post conference, you may use this list ONE TIME ONLY.
  • You may only add our attendees to your general marketing list if a) you obtain their business card at the conference or b) you give them an option to be added to your list when you use the list.
  • You may not imply that NESHCo endorses or supports your products or services in any way. Of course, we support you as our friends and vendors, however, due to the competition among some of you, we need to remain impartial.

Set up / Break Down

Set up: Sunday, May 20, 3-6 pm or Monday, May 21, 6-7 am

Tables will be labeled with your company name. We will also leave contact info on your table should you need to reach someone. 

NESHCo will provide you with one skirted 6' table (unless requested it be removed), two chairs & ONE electrical Outlet (unless more were previously requested/paid for.) Any special requirements should be requested prior to May 4.

***Exhibiting Materials Pre-Shipping: SHOULD NOT ARRIVE EARLIER THAN May 16. You may ship your exhibit items to the hotel prior to arrival but no earlier than May 16. NESHCo will provide shipping information by April 27. Please contact Jenn Gervais jgervais@neshco.org with questions.


Breakdown: We ask that you do not breakdown your booth until after the final exhibit time on Tuesday, May 22 at 11 am. 

***Please do not leave items behind. Items left behind may be disposed of by the hotel staff. Neither NESHCo nor Southgbridge facility can assume responsibility for items left in the meeting space. If shipping is required please ensure your materials are boxed and labeled and a pickup has been scheduled with your carrier.