2018 Clean Rivers, Clean Lake Conference Presenter Proposal Submission Form
Southeastern Wisconsin Watersheds Trust, Inc. (Sweet Water) is now accepting presenter proposals for its 2018 Clean Rivers, Clean Lake Conference which will be located at Alverno College’s Sister Joel Read Center on April 26, 2018.

2018 Conference Theme:
INNOVATING FOR SHARED PROSPERITY

NEW THIS YEAR -- 'SHED TALKS!

In addition to individual and panel presentation sessions, Sweet Water is accepting applications for individuals to share a water story, or 'Shed Talk, via a TED Talk-style format.

"Shed Talks will...
- Be shared live during a conference plenary session
- Cover the same topic areas presenter sessions (see below)
- Not exceed 12 minutes with applications submitted by video

We extend our appreciation to the Friends of the Mukwonago River for sharing this concept with us and we look forward to creative and inspiring video submissions!

1) 'SHED TALK PROPOSAL SUBMISSION PROCESS

DEADLINE: Friday, January 26, 2018 at 11:59pm

Applicants should record a video of their ‘Shed Talk and share it with Sweet Water via a link (YouTube or Vimeo) using the form below. We can also make other arrangements for applicants (e.g. flash drive, etc.) to submit video as needed. 'Shed Talk applicants do not need to fill in the detailed "Presentation Description" or "Learning Objectives" fields, but should complete the rest of the application form below.

2) INDIVIDUAL/PANEL PROPOSAL SUBMISSION PROCESS

DEADLINE: Friday, January 5, 2018 at 11:59pm

To submit an individual/panel presentation proposal, please complete the entire form below:

- Proposals will be selected to ensure the conference offers a comprehensive, non-commercial, objective, and diverse program.

- If you wish to submit more than one proposal, please complete a separate online form for each proposal.

SUGGESTED TOPICS

The conference theme--Innovating for Shared Prosperity--was selected to showcase watershed strategies that promote economic development, quality of life and environmental integrity.

This year, Sweet Water is utilizing the US Water Alliance’s One Water Approach and its six “arenas of action” to guide the conference program. To learn more about the One Water Approach, you can view the graphic below or visit the One Water Roadmap web site at http://uswateralliance.org/one-water/roadmap.

Presenter proposals that address more than one of these six areas will be given special consideration.

Presentation topics include, but are not limited to:

- Emerging Technologies
- Community Engagement
- Policy and Regulation
- Economic Development
- Data Use
- Inspirational Projects and Practices

LENGTH OF PRESENTATION
We anticipate scheduling sessions that are either 60 minutes or 90 minutes in length. As in past years, it is possible that presentations on similar topics may be combined into one session. In the spirit of this year's conference theme, we encourage group or panel presentations that incorporate multiple viewpoints, approaches, or disciplines.

QUESTIONS?
Please contact Dave Libert at libert@swwtwater.org or 414.331.4113.

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