The Nittany Lion looks out from a 

Central Pennsylvania doubly terminated quartz crystal.  Artwork © John Passaneau.
Nittany Mineralogical Society, Inc.
State College, Pennsylvania

Information for Speakers

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Speakers: Thank you for agreeing to make a presentation to the Nittany Mineralogical Society. Our meetings are held on the third Wednesday of the month with an in-person audience. Social hour starts before 7:30 p.m., business meeting and announcements at 7:45, and the featured speaker's presentation starts at 8:00 p.m. The presentation should run for about 45 minutes, followed by time for questions.

As soon as we've put you on our schedule, we would like to start advance publicity, so please provide:

  • the title of your presentation;
  • your name and any titles and affiliations as you would like them to appear; and
  • a brief description (two or three sentences) of the presentation.
Our monthly Bulletin appears the week before the meeting. We would be happy to print any writeup, including illustrations, as much or as little as you would like, up to several pages. This would be needed about 10 days before the meeting. Please be careful to avoid using materials, including illustrations, which state that they are copyrighted. Illustrations should be of sufficient resolution to look good in print (at least 1000 pixels wide). Any typeface in the illustrations should be large enough to be legible if the illustration is 3.5" wide (or discuss with the editor).

We generally send the presentation out over Zoom for those who cannot attend in person, and also record the program for later posting on our web site, but only with permission of the speaker. Please let us know in advance whether we may Zoom the meeting, and record/post it.

If you're doing a PowerPoint or similar computer presentation, you'll need a computer with a standard HDMI output to connect to the projector. If yours doesn't have that, contact us in advance; you can bring your presentation file on a USB drive, and we can provide a laptop.

If you're doing a computer presentation and we're going to Zoom it out, your computer will need to connect to WiFi. If yours can't do that, contact us in advance; we can provide a laptop.

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