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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.

Have questions about 2015 GSCC Call For Presentations? Contact City of Dubuque & Sustainable City Network


Grand River Center
Port of Dubuque
500 Bell Street
Dubuque, IA 52001


City of Dubuque & Sustainable City Network

The City of Dubuque, Iowa is one of the most captivating and "sustainable" cities in the Midwest. Its picturesque river bluffs, colorful autumn leaves and clean city streets make it truly a "Masterpiece on the Mississippi." The city's 12 sustainability principles provide a framework for its strategic planning process and serve as a programming guide for the annual Growing Sustainable Communities Conference.

Sustainable City Network is a media and publishing company that provides local governments and other civic institutions with quality and timely information on sustainability products, services and best practices. It produces a free e-mail newsletter, a quarterly print magazine, regular webinars and online courses. Learn more at

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