Sponsor NERCVirtual 2020

Due to the global virus pandemic, Mass Council made the difficult decision to postpone NERC50 at Boston in March, and then again at Hyannis this October. Not certain when life will return back to the pre-pandemic days anytime soon, Mass Council has decided to transition NERC50 into a virtual conference experience this fall with NERCVirtual.

Last month, we  confirmed several keynote speakers to kick off this virtual conference experience on October 4 and 5, and over thirty webinars, workshops, and master classes that will be presented in October and November.  

Registration to NERCVirtual opened on September 12, 2020. K-12 social studies teachers and administrators in the six New England states, New York, and New Jersey were notified by their respective Social Studies State Councils, as well as by the National Council for the Social Studies, and the New England History Teachers Association. General participation in NERCVirtual 2020 is FREE. 

Throughout its half-century history, NERC has hosted a multi-day exhibit for K-12 teachers and administrators to explore and meet vendors including publishing companies, historical museums, and other educational organizations from all over the country. Because NERCVirtual is not able to host a conference exhibit this year, companies and organizations who have come and participated in NERC have been invited to host a free one-hour webinar at NERCVirtual to share their products and services to our teacher conference attendees. 

While the transition from in-person to virtual conference has reduced our general expenses in running a conference, there are still substantial expenses to make this conference happen. A number of you have written and inquired about sponsorship, and for that we are very grateful for the opportunity. 

NERC would like to present the following sponsorship option:

In lieu of an exhibit table…Logo and link from our partners and sponsors section in NERCVirtual programLogo and link on NERCVirtual page on Mass Council websiteOne-hour webinar (availability permitting)Listing of participating school districts and their general school email (no individual email addresses of participants)
In addition to the above…We will provide you with an exclusive page to share your products and resources

Vendors who opted for the two-year exhibit package from NERC49 will be granted an exhibit table for NERC50 in the 2021-22 school year.  

If you are interested in sponsoring NERCVirtual 2020, please email Eileen at  treasurer@masscouncil.org