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CORPORATE SUSTAINABILITY SUMMIT
Austin, TX May
Call for Presentations We are interested in receiving presentations that demonstrate field
tested solutions, case histories, or have scientific documentation
from credible authorities. Session content promoting products or
services will not be accepted. Call for presentations deadline is
February 17, 2009.
For downloadable instructions on submitting a presentation:
About the Summit
Attendees will include top executives, managers and professionals from
North America’s largest corporations. This Summit is designed to
enhance the leadership role attendees’ play in their corporation. The
general sessions, breakouts, round tables and town hall meeting are
crafted to engage and connect attendees and speakers, while providing
fresh ideas, new insights, and proven strategies and tactics.
Summit Theme Sustainability reaches into every aspect of corporate
activity and ultimately impacts the bottom line. Corporations have a
moral and fiduciary responsibility to operate in a sustainable manner;
this requires analytical rigor, actionable information and metrics for
improving performance and the development of next level products and
Topic Areas Here are the ten topics areas for
Managing the Expectations of the CEO and Board of Directors
Greening Your Global Supply Chain
Sustainable Manufacturing in a Global Economy
Green Transportation & Logistics Strategies
Managing Natural Resources in a Sustainable Manner
Can IT & High Technology Really Be Green?
Alternative Energy – Is It the Right Alternative?
Corporate Real Estate & Green Leases
Confronting Green Wash – Marketing & Public Relations
The Dark Side of Going Green – Legal & Risk Management Issues
Types of Presentations The Summit has four (4) general
session speaker blocks. A speaker block is one 50-minute time segment,
which can be broken down into two 25-minute segments. Each format
should allow a minimum of 5-minutes for Q&A. The following formats can
be combined into a speaker block:
One Speaker – 25-Minutes
One Speaker – 50-Minutes
Two Speakers – 25-Minutes in a Point/Counter Point Format
Two Speakers – 50-Minutes in a Point/Counter Point Format – may require moderator
Panel Session – 50-Minutes (Maximum of 3 panel members & 1 moderator
Breakout sessions also are in segments of 50-minutes.
All breakout sessions are repeated twice; once on Day One and again on
Day Two of the Summit.
The Program Committee may request that
submissions be modified and combined in order to present a more
comprehensive conference program.
Full-conference registration fees
will be waived for all confirmed speakers.
Submission Guidelines The basis of a presentation may not be the
promotion or marketing of a product or service. Each proposal should
A summary of the presentation content. Please provide three learning objectives that will be accomplished in the proposed presentation. A learning objective answers the question, “At the end of this presentation, attendees will be able to….” (maximum 500 words)
Brief description of presentation for conference program (maximum 100 words)
The presentation must relate to and be submitted under one of the ten topic areas described above.
Technology needs. Will you use computer-generated slides or present from a presentation program? If yes, you must bring your own laptop. Indicate any other technology that you plan to bring. Include any other pertinent information about your technology requirements.
A brief presenter(s) biography plus references and/or a list of conference events and professional organization programs where you have delivered a presentation. While previous speaking experience is an advantage, new presenters with creative proposals of merit are encouraged to submit and will be given fair consideration.
Contact information: name, title, company, address, office phone & fax, email address, and web site.