NOMCON 2020/2021
HOST SITE APPLICATION


Thank you for your interest in being a host site for NOMCON 2020 and/or 2021! Please review the information below and complete the following form.

TIMELINE:

The following dates are subject to change. This site will be updated and notifications will be sent out for any major shifts. Any proposals received after the stated deadlines will only be considered on a case-by-case basis.

  • 31 January - Applications Open

  • 28 February - 2020 Site Proposal Deadline

  • 31 March - 2021 Site Proposal Deadline

  • April - 2020 Location Announcement

  • June - 2021 Location Announcement

The proposal evaluation team will review each application and may reach out to proposal teams for clarification during the review process. Please respond to questions as soon as possible.

EVALUATION CRITERIA:

The process for selection will be made by a panel of conference curators evaluating a proposal’s strengths along criteria such as:

  • Equity of Access (costs of flying/driving, public transportation, and accessibility of accommodations)

  • Venue (in-kind vs. cost, size, accessibility, availability of sufficient reasonably priced nearby hotel, etc)

  • Not Usual Suspect for Conference Location (levels the playing field)

  • Critical Mass of Local Volunteer Support (collaborations between local makers)

  • Local Funding Support for Conference (financial and in-kind support from universities, foundations, companies, etc.)

  • Local Political and Government Support (local officials, agencies, and laws support makers and inclusive workplaces )

  • Interesting Non-Conference Experiences (local scene & scenery)

Questions? Contact tim (at) NationOfMakers.us or drop a line in the #nomcon-of-the-future channel on the NoM Slack group!


NOMCON 2020/2021 Host Site Application - DUE FEB 28
NOTE: Items with an asterisk (*) are required to submit the form. >> Please complete the following form no later than 8pm EST on February 28 <<
(please provide at least a 3-4 day window of possibility)
(please provide at least a 3-4 day window of possibility)
Interest in Specific Years for NOMCON? *
(application extension just for 2019 selection process)
Executive Summary
(please provide a succinct 1-2 paragraph statement for why your site would be an ideal location for NOMCON)
Host Site Coordinating Team (Home Team)
Name (Co-Host 1) *
Name (Co-Host 1)
Phone (Co-Host 1) *
Phone (Co-Host 1)
Category of Experience (Co-Host 1) *
Name (Co-Host 2)
Name (Co-Host 2)
Phone (Co-Host 2)
Phone (Co-Host 2)
Category of Experience (Co-Host 2)
Name (Co-Host 3)
Name (Co-Host 3)
Phone (Co-Host 3)
Phone (Co-Host 3)
Category of Experience (Co-Host 3)
Proposed Venue
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Address *
Address
How many people does the proposed venue hold? *
(please check all that apply)
Cost of Venue *
$
(could include such things as break-out rooms, free high-speed internet, catering, food court, exhibit hall, etc.)
(please link to PDF on website, google drive, dropbox, or other hosting with link access)
http://
Collaborative Organizations
Types of Collaborative Organizations *
(please link to PDF on website, google drive, dropbox, or other hosting with link access)
http://
Committed Support
(please describe committed support local organizations have expressed in support of hosting the conference)
$
Additional Information
(please link to PDF on website, google drive, dropbox, or other hosting with link access)
http://
(please feel free to provide additional information that was not requested above but which you feel is relevant or helpful in decision-making process)