THEME AND TOPICSScenario planning is a method used by urban and rural planning professionals to incorporate uncertainty and unknowns into their work, enhancing the ability of areas to bounce back from uncommon, less likely, or unforeseen events. The conference theme for this year is “Scenario Planning as a Path to Resilience” (working title). The sub-themes include: • Equitable and inclusive places • Low growth and economically challenged places • Natural environment needs (e.g., water quality and land conservation) • Built environment components (e.g., housing and transportation) • Emergency management and preparedness
SESSION PROPOSAL TYPES AND SUBMITTAL PROCESSThree types of session proposals may be submitted: 1. Complete Presentation Session - This session proposal type involves a complete 1-hour session, reserving at least 15 minutes for questions and answers and up to 45 minutes of speaking time. This type should include all proposed speakers (speaker minimum of 2, maximum of 3), and a fully formed session concept with a title. 2. Workshop Session - This session proposal type would run for 1.5 hours in duration. A workshop session should be proposed as a fully developed, hands-on, interactive educational opportunity. 3. Partial Presentation Session - This session proposal type would include one proposed speaker and topic with a maximum of 15 minutes speaking time, which may be combined with other speakers/topics to form a complete presentation session. ***Priority will be given to Complete Presentation Sessions (1) and Workshop Sessions (2).
To submit a proposal, complete this form by 5 pm ET on July 1, 2019. All requested details in the form, unless otherwise noted, are required. The Consortium will not consider incomplete proposals. Applicants will be notified by early August.
REGISTRATION COSTSRegistration for the event is $300 per person, and conference registration is now open. If your proposal is accepted, conference registration and/or other fees are not automatically covered. Consortium organizational participation includes 2 complimentary conference registrations, while individual participation includes 1 conference registration.
CONTACTIf you have any questions, contact Janae Futrell, Decision Support Fellow at firstname.lastname@example.org.