Call for Proposals

The conference committee is looking for proposals that address unique connections and innovative partnerships working together in the name of sustainability.

Our goal is to promote innovative thinking about sustainability and creating a space for critical discourse and respectful conversations representing a variety of viewpoints.

A limited number of proposals will be carefully selected to create focused sessions on critical issues within the field of sustainability. Types of sessions include:

  • Panel Presentations: These sessions will feature three or four speakers presenting a range of perspectives on a specific issue (10-15 minutes apiece), with questions to follow.  Topics could include the connection between business and sustainability or corporate social responsibility and sustainability. Other topics may be considered. In your abstract, make your area of expertise and position on the issue clear.
  • Traditional Sessions: These sessions will feature one speaker giving a traditional presentation of 20-30 minutes.  Any sustainability-related topic, especially those that take innovative approaches to major problems, will be considered.
  • Workshops: These sessions, 45 minutes long, will give attendees practical knowledge and/or skills to improve sustainability in their lives and communities. These will occur on Friday, 3.27.15.
  • Student Poster Presentations: Students at any university, college, or high school are invited to submit proposals for posters on innovative sustainability-related projects.

Each proposal should consist of a 250-word abstract and short biographical statement.  Please make sure to indicate the type of session for which your proposal is designed. The Committe reserves the right to assign the presentations to specific sessions.  Proposals are due by January 16, 2015.  Direct proposals and questions to sustainability@webster.edu.