Full Session Proposal Form

2021 CCEC Forum Call for Session Proposals

2021 CCEC Forum Call for Session Proposals

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.

Step 1: Proposer Contact Information

Step 2: Session Format and Track

Select a Session Track
See the Call for Session Proposals Guidance document to view the session calendar. Those will be the scheduling options if your proposal is accepted, please be sure to hold those times on your calendar.
Please indicate which of the topic areas are addressed in this proposal.
Please indicate which of the topic areas are addressed in this proposal.
Please indicate which of the topic areas are addressed in this proposal
Please indicate which of the cross-cutting topics apply to this proposal.

Step 3: Session Details

A. Session Title

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.

B. Abstract

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.

C. Proposal Criteria

Please provide a brief description of how your proposal addresses the defined criteria that the Advisory Committee will consider when reviewing your proposal.

Successful proposals will feature a diverse panel in regards to race, ethnicity, ability, gender expression, age, sexual orientation, geographic representation, type of agency, and sector focus. It will incorporate at least one of the following content focuses: equity, environmental justice, embedding equity in institutional processes, and forging non-traditional partnerships. It will include speakers from disproportionately affected communities who can speak to these issues directly.
Successful proposals will highlight, or include a brief discussion on, funding and financing options, models, and best practices for local governments and communities in California.
Successful proposals will be highly engaging and include interactive components, such as prompted breakout discussions, design thinking activities, problem-solving or planning exercises, storytelling, and/or debates. Sessions must preserve at least 15 minutes for audience Q&A.

Step 4: Speakers

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.

A. Session Speakers

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.

Speaker 1

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Speaker 2

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Speaker 3

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Is the moderator confirmed?
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