2015 GSCC Call For Presentations

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Grand River Center

Port of Dubuque

500 Bell Street

Dubuque, IA 52001

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Call For Presentations

Submit this application for consideration as a presenter at the 8th Annual Growing Sustainable Communities Conference to be held October 6 and 7, 2015 at the Grand River Center in Dubuque, Iowa.

The deadline for submissions is Tuesday, March 17, 2015.

Please note: All presentations will be 25 minutes long and should include case studies of sustainability focused projects involving municipal governments, non-profit organizations, and/or high-profile commercial initiatives that significantly impact local economies, ecologies and/or address issues of social equity in U.S. communities.

For-profit companies selected to present will be asked to support the conference financially with a minimum $500 sponsorship.

The Growing Sustainable Communities Conference is the premier interactive educational opportunity on the topic of sustainability for civic leaders in government, business and community organizations.

More than 400 people are expected to attend this year's event.

Presentation proposals will be accepted on any sustainability topic. Case studies that focus on the following topics will be given special consideration:

  • Saving money by conserving energy and/or water in public or commercial buildings.
  • Reducing fuel costs and greenhouse gas emissions in automotive fleets or public transit systems.
  • Making communities more resilient to storms, floods, droughts and other natural disasters.
  • Implementing green infrastructure that improves the effectiveness and reduces the cost of stormwater management.
  • Enhancing social equity and vibrancy through development of affordable housing, public transit systems, complete streets, local food programs and creative placemaking.
  • Plans, projects and/or policies that aim to reduce reliance on fossil fuels; conserve energy; generate clean energy; reduce, reuse or recycle solid waste; abate air and water pollution; reduce vehicle miles traveled; preserve natural, native habitats; or engage and educate citizens on sustainability issues.

Begin the submission process by clicking the "Register" button above.

Location

Grand River Center

Port of Dubuque

500 Bell Street

Dubuque, IA 52001

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