2020 Tribal Lands and Environment Forum:
A Virtual Gathering
Proposal Submission Form for Virtual (Online) Conference Sessions
We are now accepting proposals for the 2020 Tribal Lands and Environment Forum: A Virtual Gathering
. This virtual event will be a mixture of live streaming and on-demand content to help us connect, share,
and learn from each other. Topics will be related to our primary media: solid/hazardous waste management, brownfields, UST/LUSTs, Superfund, emergency response, and multi-media subjects (including emerging technologies,
climate change, and subjects addressing multiple environmental media). This year we would like to highlight tribal case studies, virtual tours, innovative technologies, discussions that bring together tribal
professionals and their colleagues, and strategies and lessons learned that will assist tribes in transitioning past the current pandemic as well as developing their own capacity to protect their lands and people.
We will consider all types of approaches and formats including pre-recorded/on-demand presentations, virtual field trips, live workshops/trainings, webinars, question and answer sessions, panel discussions, digital
poster sessions, and more. We encourage you to liven up your session with added virtual break out rooms, polls, intermittent question/answer or group discussion periods for attendee engagement, etc.
Proposals may be for either 45 or 90 minutes (includes time for Q&A) or for longer training type sessions.
Proposals can be for live streaming events or can be pre-recorded/on-demand sessions so attendees can view them at their leisure. As in the past, please submit your proposed session description as you would like
it to appear in the digital communication for this event. Be as clear as possible in describing your proposed session. Be sure to mention your delivery method. A good description should include objectives, type of
activities or structure of the presentation, and any knowledge that should be understood prior to attending. Note: ITEP reserves the right to edit proposal descriptions for grammar, spelling and length as needed.
Information to Prepare for Submission:
Presenter Responsibility and Guidelines:
- Presentation Title
- Presentation Description: Somewhere between 4-6 sentences for posting and using in digital communication. Consider: Who is your desired audience? What do you plan to discuss or share with attendees? What will attendees learn or accomplish as a result of your session? Will attendees at your session have access to additional resources by attending this session? What is the delivery method you plan on using to engage your audience (live or prerecorded)?
- Bio: submit a short bio for each presenter included in your proposal
* Required fields
- Provide all requested information to conference organizers regarding presentation details, contact, and travel information by the deadlines posted and in the format requested.
- Complete the online registration form for the event after notification of acceptance, and before the posted deadline. Registration for this event will be free and the registration website will open in June.
- Presenters are responsible for adding their presentation to the TLEF Dropbox folder no later than 48 business hours prior to their scheduled presentation to assist with any unforeseen technical difficulties during a live event (not including weekend hours). Presenters must use the file naming convention they will be provided with by ITEP upon acceptance of their session.
- Refrain from disparaging or negative comments about other organizations, agencies, businesses, or individuals – please keep comments constructive and productive.
- Refrain from providing comments that promote or endorse a particular product, company or service. Sales pitches or presentation of information during a presentation or session that serves as a comparison of products or services or implies endorsement of products or services will result in removal of the business or entity responsible from all conference sessions and event materials.
- Refrain from including any content that discriminates on the basis of ethnicity, race, religion, gender, sexual orientation, age, and/or disability.
- Ensure all presentation materials are free of copyright restrictions or sensitive/restricted information. The conference hosts are not responsible for issues related to copyright violations or sharing of restricted information.
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