Downtown enthusiasts are invited and encouraged to submit proposals to present at the 2011 Michigan Downtown Conference.
September 14-15, 2011 in Kalamazoo, Michigan
Walkin’ the Walk: Leading the Way to Vibrant Communities
This Call for Presentations requests proposals that specifically relate to current and emerging issues, best practices, and challenges that are facing downtowns.
The conference planning committee encourages presentations on topics that you feel will benefit Michigan’s downtowns.
The Michigan Downtown Conference is an annual conference of community leaders involved in downtown revitalization. The conference serves to present case studies and best practices on successful downtown development strategies, and to provide attendees with new ideas for use in their own communities. Our two day, multiple-track format offers a self-directed, facilitated learning environment with educational sessions and panel discussions.
Individual speakers or a panel may give a presentation at the conference. The committee will select the speakers and determine the conference time slot for each selected presentation. Please consider the method of your presentation
when applying—panel discussions, lectures, case studies, and hands-on sessions.
Presentations should be in the format of a one and a half hour general or concurrent session. The presentation can be given by a single speaker or by a panel of no more than three speakers.
The conference audience is intended for intermediate- to advanced- knowledge levels.
All presentations will be made accessible to attendees following the conference via the web site.
• All proposals must be submitted via email to Sara Folland,
firstname.lastname@example.org; subject line Downtown Conference CFP
• Proposals may be submitted by individuals or by a group of presenters.
• Deadline for submitting proposals is Friday, May 13, 2011 at 4:00pm.
• All who submit proposals will be notified by June 3, 2011.
• Please include the following with your proposal:
o Title of presentation
o Abstract of presentation (max. 250 words)
o Intended Audience
o Audience Knowledge Level: Intermediate or Advanced
o Intended length of presentation (in minutes) and A/V requirements
o Contact information – Name, Title, Mailing Address, Phone, Email
If you have any questions, please contact Sara Folland, (989) 660-0409.
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