Request for Proposal for Presenters
The 2020 Simple Series team is excited to invite you to submit a proposal to present or moderate a session for our first ever Online Conference to be held February 22, 2020. The topic for the conference will be Affordable Cohousing. We welcome both experienced presenters and newcomers to submit. If you are submitting multiple topics you will need to do separate forms for each.
The deadline for proposals is December 31, 2019.
This is a new format, all online, using Zoom rooms. Each session will be 60 minutes and will be recorded. In the months following the conference, recordings will be available only to paid participants of the conference. After an initial conference period, recordings will be integrated into
, similar to WebChat recordings.
Please feel free to submit just one form and indicate alternative topics in the notes. We cannot make suggestions at this stage other than to address the conference theme "An Affordable Conference on Affordable Cohousing". Please email
if you have questions before completing the form.
Everyone, especially those presenting, is encouraged to help us promote the conference by way of your mailing list and/or on social media.Visit and share our emerging website at
The title should be evocative and short, but not too cute. If in doubt, keep it brief and descriptive. This can be refined after acceptance.
Which group(s) will your talk primarily target?
Forming Communities who are creating the physical and relational structures of their communities
Established Communities who are seeking to make living more affordable for those who already live there.
Established Communities who are looking to attract new members who need more affordability
Brief Description for Program Marketing
Try to be clear and with a concise description of what will be presented, and what the attendees will learn. Please include a description of your target audience. Try to limit to 50 words or less.
Detailed Description for Selection Process
Provide additional concrete details on what will be covered; an outline approach with bullet points is preferable to a long narrative; details on what attendees should expect to leave with is clearly emphasized. Please limit to 100 words or less.
Presentation - you speak, others listen :) - includes Q&A time
Facilitated Roundtable Discussion - you facilitate discussion in the larger group of particular topic
Moderating a Panel - please indicate up to 3 proposed panelists in question below
If you're proposing a panel please list those you've already contacted to participate, OR indicate if you need help building the panel on this topic that you'll moderate.
Please provide a list of up to 5 past presentations (if available) including title of presentation, duration, name of conference/company, location, year and names of other presenters/panel members.
Please provide links to any applicable audio or video presentations if available.
Please provide 1 - 3 references of people who can speak to your presentation/facilitation/moderation capabilities. (If you have presented at a CohoUS event in the past, you may skip this question.)
Compensation and other details
We would like to express our gratitude for your time and energy by offering Conference Session Presenters and Panelists a complimentary conference registration. All speakers must have a device and internet connection that allows them to use video conferencing. All content will be recorded and is the property of The Cohousing Association of the United States.
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