Forum organizers are piloting a new program development process to create a valuable and worthwhile experience for participants. If you are interested in organizing a session for the Forum, please be sure to review our approach provided below.
Equity & Tribal Listening Session
Forum organizers conducted a listening session on December 18th to gather input from equity, climate justice, and tribal leaders to identify opportunities to increase diversity and better integrate equity and tribal considerations throughout the program. We greatly appreciate those who participated in this listening session and will be working with the Equity and Tribal Advisory Committee to assess the input shared and begin implementing strategies to incorporate equity and tribal considerations into the 2018 program.
Priority Topics and ``Mini-Proposals`` Survey
Forum organizers conducted a survey from October 25th to January 9th to gather input on priority topics, recommendations for case studies and speakers to feature, and ideas for breakout sessions, network meetings, and workshops. Participants submitted a total of 363 responses, which we are currently working to review with the Program Advisory Committee and the Equity and Tribal Advisory Committee.
Closed Call for Proposals
Successful “mini-proposals” will be identified and applicants will be invited to submit a full session or workshop proposal for the Forum. Applicants will be asked to provide additional details regarding the session’s objectives, format, speakers, and alignment with Forum goals.
Forum organizers will provide additional guidance to ensure that full proposals address any concerns or gaps identified by the Forum Advisory Committee.
Forum organizers, in collaboration with the Forum Advisory Committee, will review full proposals and announce the final set of sessions and workshops that will be featured at the Forum.
Forum organizers will coordinate with session and workshop organizers to identify additional AV requirements and other special requests to make sessions more interactive, engaging, and valuable for Forum participants.
Session and workshop organizers will be asked to provide final session descriptions and speaker rosters for inclusion in the Forum program.