The Forum will feature up to 16 virtual activities available for submitted proposals – 12 Session and 4 Interactive Lunch Event slots that appeal to a statewide audience of climate and energy practitioners and highlight the 2021 theme of Transforming Tomorrow Together. We are particularly interested in proposals that highlight the various co-benefits of energy efficiency solutions such as recovery, equity and public health.
Provide the official name of the proposed session in 10 words or less. Select a title that will appeal to a multi-disciplinary audience. Please avoid using technical terms and acronyms.
Please provide a description of your session in 250 words or less. Describe the session purpose, relevance, and goals. As this will be included in the forum program, focus on what makes your session compelling. As appropriate, describe significant projects, tools, resources that will be discussed, as well as any potential next steps or outcomes that your session may lead participants towards.
Please provide a brief description of how your proposal addresses the defined criteria that the Advisory Committee will consider when reviewing your proposal.
Proposers are responsible for identifying anticipated speakers and a moderator for their session. You will be asked to provide the names, titles, email addresses, and affiliations of the moderator and speakers on the Submittal Form.
We encourage you to consult with speakers and the moderator prior to submitting the session proposal. Proposing a complete session will enable the Advisory Committee to make the most informed decisions during the review process. If your session is selected, it is your responsibility as the proposer to ensure that these individuals are part of the final panel, or a reasonable replacement is secured based on your session description. Forum Organizers will not be responsible for finding replacements and if speakers and moderators are not confirmed by a designated date, the session will be dropped from the program.
Forum Organizers are looking for strong speakers who can deliver high-quality and engaging presentations. We are also looking for proposals that include diverse perspectives, and we encourage proposers to reach out to jurisdictions from different regions or organizations from different sectors for collaboration. Please do not submit proposals that include all or most of the speakers coming from a single organization, agency or company.
In the interest of fomenting diversity and inclusion, we are offering $200-$500 stipends for speakers, moderators and/or session organizers who identify as BIPOC, and/or any other underrepresented community.