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Call for Presentations

Power of Place: 
Climate Action and Justice in the Built Environment
Submissions Due January 21, 2021


  • Equity and environmental justice

  • Embodied carbon

  • Zero energy/ building electrification

  • Policy engagement and advocacy

  • Affordable housing and planning

  • Water conservation/ water energy nexus

  • Healthy places - materials, nature, air quality

  • Resilience and adaptation


  • Presenters may submit complete sessions or as individuals. Individuals will be expected to work with their assigned panel to generate the final presentation, or will be slotted into a pechakucha session.

  • Presenters may submit more than one session.

  • Sessions are estimated to be 60-90 minutes long including Q&A.

  • Audience is estimated to be between 30-150 per session.

  • Sessions are encouraged to have 2 to 3 presenters with an optional moderator. 

  • Proposal must be educational and not a sales presentation.

  • Sessions may incorporate an interactive breakout component.


  • Your name and email address

  • Session subtopic category

  • Topic addresses policy or practice

  • Topic material is how advanced? 

    • 101 for beginners

    • 201 for those with subject matter familiarity

    • 301 for professionals and experts

  • Target Audience 

    • Advocates, policymakers, and legislators

    • Building owners, developers, and managers

    • Design practitioners (architects, engineers, consultants)

    • Builders and contractors

    • Product manufacturers

    • Students and academics

  • Session title (15 words maximum) if submitting a complete session

  • Abstract (approximately 50-200 words)

  • Ideal session length in minutes

  • Presenter Biographies (maximum 100 words each)

  • How will you address issues of equity?

  • Will the audience be left with a clear idea of how they can take action?

Sessions and presenters will be selected ​based on overall quality, thematic relevance, well-defined focus within the subtopics, practical application of material, timeliness of the topic, regional specificity, and speaker qualifications. We are looking for good representation across subtopics, beginner and advanced material, target audiences, and policy and practice.



January 21, 2021 - submissions due (extended deadline!) by 11:59pm.

February 1, 2021 - presenters will be notified only if selected, and will receive a free summit pass

February 22, 2021 - selected presenters will be required to submit their draft presentations

March 8, 2021 - final presentations due, these may be required to be pre-recorded


The organizers will seek CEU accreditation for selected presentations.

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