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Call For Presentations
Submit this application for consideration as a presenter at the 10th Annual Growing Sustainable Communities Conference to be held October 3 and 4, 2017 at the Grand River Center in Dubuque, Iowa.
The deadline for submissions has been extended to Friday, March 31, 2017.
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 communities. Selected presentations might be paired with others on a similar topic as part of a longer workshop session.
For-profit companies selected to present are required to support the conference financially with a minimum $500 sponsorship. Sponsorships come with two free passes to both days of the conference and other benefits described here.
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.
An estimated 400 to 500 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 and complete streets.
- Examples of creative placemaking strategies including local food programs, arts initiatives and neighborhood development strategies.
- 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.
- Organizational development, employee/resident engagement strategies to advance sustainability goals of a community or organization.
- Smart-city strategies and other examples of using technology to improve service deliveries.
Begin the submission process by clicking the "Register" button above, and then click "Checkout."