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2019 Theme is “BUILD"ing SUSTAINABLE REDEVELOPMENT:  GETTING IN THE OPPORTUNITY ZONE

New laws invite more investment in brownfields and distressed communities

CALL FOR SESSIONS
(Panels, Lightning Talks, Posters)
 

Now in its 10th year, the Brownfield Coalition of the Northeast (BCONE) will be hosting the Northeast Sustainable Communities Workshop (NSCW) 2019 at the New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) in Newark, New Jersey on June 4, 2019.  The NSCW’s goal is to break new ground, offer new ideas and new concepts on the topics of sustainability, collaboration and leverage, emerging contaminants, resiliency, redevelopment challenges, technology, and their impact on community revitalization. Our past events have been attended by representatives from government, higher education, professional organizations, and laboratories, as well as attorneys, developers, contractors, and consultants.

This year’s theme is “BUILD”ing SUSTAINABLE REDEVELOPMENT: GETTING IN THE OPPORTUNITY ZONE” because new laws invite more investment in brownfields and distressed communities.  NSCW is like no other conference you’ve attended. PowerPoint presentations are sparse and image-only; speakers are concise, yet informative; and, there is plenty of time in each session for dialogue between attendees, speakers, and moderators. Due to BCONE’s unique regional nature, panels include speakers from different states and municipalities so that information is shared across geographic lines. Come be a part of the conversation!

Session Options:

    • 60-minute Plenary session – Moderator, 3 panelists, Q&A portion, sponsorship @ $5,000*
    • 50-minute session – Moderator, 3 panelists, Q&A portion, , sponsorship @ $2,700
    • 30-minute session– Moderator, 3 panelists, Q&A portion, sponsorship @ $1,800
    • 5-minute Lightning Talk – Individual panelist, timed presentation, sponsorship @$500
    • Poster session

*Non-competing Session, other sessions may compete against another session.

The NSCW 2019 Planning Committee is particularly interested in the following topics, but encourage new, timely and exciting topics: 

    • The BUILD Act - Federal Funding & BFPP Changes
    • Opportunity Zones & Opportunity Funds
    • P3- Public-Private Partnerships & Interagency Collaboration, Leveraging & Innovative Financing
    • Environmental Law, Politics and Policies, Insurance, Funding, Financing, and Technology
    • Emerging Contaminants and Vapor Intrusion
    • Urban Watersheds, Stormwater, and  Green/Gray Sustainable Infrastructure
    • Brownfield Success Projects and Innovative Approaches
    • Smart Growth Development and Alternative Energy
    • Coastal Resiliency, Sea Level Rise, and Waterfront (Re)Development & Waterways 
    • Climate Resiliency (insurance, legal, financial, community planning & structural issues)
    • Community Engagement
    • Soil Management/Disposal and Alternative Fill

How Do I Submit a Session Panel or Poster?

You may submit multiple ideas. Submission deadline: November 16, 2018. Submission is done online by completing the forms on the following pages:

60-Minute Plenary Session
50-Minute Plenary Session
30-Minute Plenary Session
Lightning Talk Session

Poster Session  

60-Minute Plenary Session, 50-Minute Session and 30-Minute Session with Sponsorship

Submission Form Found Here > NSCW 2019 - Call for Sessions Registration

Proposed Session Title and Description 

Provide a description of your session in no more than 250 words. Please describe the session purpose and goals, focusing on what makes your session compelling. 

Session Presenters: 60- Minute Plenary, 50-Minute and 30-Minute

We are looking for multi-disciplinary sessions for the consisting of strong speakers who represent various sectors, perspectives and gender diversity. Please do not submit session proposals that include all or most of the speakers coming from only one state, organization, agency or company. We prefer panels be comprised of different business sectors including public and private and different states. The total number of presenters should not exceed three speakers plus one moderator.  Sessions that are not complete may not be considered. 

Session Moderators/Facilitators

The Moderator should be chosen based on their ability to: 

    • Briefly introduce the session and the topic, explain the session format and introduce each speaker. 
    • Frame the conservation and format for the speakers to layout the key take-aways.
    • Ask speakers pointed questions about their expertise to create an interactive session. 
    • Encourage audience questions but keep on main topic take-aways. 

Interactive Component of Your Session

Preference will be given to sessions with an innovative, interactive format that actively engages participants beyond typical Q&A at the end of the session. 

Learning Objectives 

Each session should provide useful information to the attendees.  This requirement is directly related to our efforts to secure continuing education credits for sessions for several different disciplines. 

Session Diversity Considerations 

We require that each Session speaker (other than Lightning Session) represent diversity in: (1) regional geographic coverage (2) discipline, (3) perspective, (4) gender and ethnicity and (5) public and private sectors. 

Suggested Sponsor for the Topic 

Preference will be given to sessions with firm sponsorship commitments, however an exception may be made for non-profits and governmental entities. 

5-Minute Lightning Talks with Sponsorship

Submission Form Found Here > NSCW 2019 - Call for Sessions Registration

Lightning Talk-style sessions are a 5-minute timed session with one speaker that is intended to stimulate the exchange of new and exciting ideas in a short time period on a specific theme.  The presenter will be allowed to have a timed PowerPoint to accompany their talk.  The NSCW will provide a moderator to ensure that the speaker starts promptly and ends promptly.

Speaker Expertise

The speaker must demonstrate their expertise on the topic they are presenting.

Learning Objectives 

Each session should provide useful information to the attendees.  This requirement is directly related to our efforts to secure continuing education credits for sessions for several different disciplines. 

Suggested Sponsor for the Topic 

Preference will be given to sessions with firm sponsorship commitments, however exceptions will be made for non-profits and governmental entities.

Poster Sessions

Submission Form: NSCW 2019 - Poster Session Registration

The poster session affords individuals attending NSCW 2019 to promote a specific topic, project, community interaction or success stories that can be state centric.  This provides a platform to present work outside of the conference panels to showcase the wide variety of work that supports brownfield remediation and reuse.

The following information is requested on the Form for the Poster Submission: Poster Topic, Company and/or Organization, Poster Theme and Project or Subject Matter Location  

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