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The deadline to submit your application has been extended to January 10, 2020.

The Plenary Session

The plenary sessions are a highlight of NSCW. They are the only non-competing sessions of the conference. A plenary allows for in-depth discussion and learning on new approaches and best practices in brownfields redevelopment and sustainability topics. Sessions should be designed for interactivity and networking among participants, along with practical takeaways.

About All Session Submissions

We are looking for multi-disciplinary sessions consisting of strong speakers who represent various sectors, perspectives and gender diversity. Please do not submit session proposals that include all or most of the speakers coming from only one state, organization, agency or company. We prefer panels be comprised of different business sectors including public and private and different states. The total number of presenters should not exceed three speakers plus one moderator. Sessions that are not complete may not be considered.

Submittal Information

Proposed Session Title and Description

Provide a description of your session in no more than 250 words. Please describe the session purpose and goals, focusing on what makes your session compelling.

Session Moderators/Facilitators

The Moderator should be chosen based on their ability to:

    • Briefly introduce the session and the topic, explain the session format and introduce each speaker.
    • Frame the conservation and format for the speakers to layout the key take-aways.
    • Ask speakers pointed questions about their expertise to create an interactive session.
    • Encourage audience questions but keep on main topic take-aways.

Interactive Component of Your Session

Preference will be given to sessions with an innovative, interactive format that actively engages participants beyond typical Q&A at the end of the session.

Learning Objectives

Each session should provide useful information to the attendees. This requirement is directly related to our efforts to secure continuing education credits for sessions for several different disciplines.

Session Diversity Considerations

We require that each Session speaker (other than Lightning Session) represent diversity in: (1) regional geographic coverage (2) discipline, (3) perspective, (4) gender and ethnicity and (5) public and private sectors.

Suggested Sponsor for the Topic

Preference will be given to sessions with firm sponsorship commitments, however an exception may be made for non-profits and governmental entities.