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BCONE is Calling for Presentations, Ideas, Speakers for Our 2024 Northeast Sustainable Communities Workshop Being Held in Morristown, New Jersey

Conference Theme: Diamonds in the Rough: Navigating Brownfield Redevelopment in an Ever-Changing Landscape

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Calling all innovators and thought leaders! Showcase your expertise and make a lasting impact at NSCW 2024, happening right here in Morristown, New Jersey on September 24th and 25th. That's right, we're back home in NJ! Come share your insights, inspire others, and be part of a dynamic event that brings together the industry's top minds. Submit your proposal today and join us in shaping the future of environmental remediation and sustainability!

We are looking for a variety of topics for our 60-minute panels which address all of our member states from Maine to Maryland. Case studies should be included in your presentation. Suggested topics are included below with an eye on overall benefits to communities through sustainable and resilient redevelopment: 

  • Redevelopment in Environmental Justice Areas with Overall Benefits to the Community
  • New Green and Sustainable Characterization and Remediation Technologies 
  • Brownfield Financing Funding/Layering/Financial Incentives 
  • Opportunities, Funding, Challenges and Strategies for Small Town Redevelopment
  • Affordable Housing
  • Emerging Contaminants
  • Resiliency Planning and Strategies: Climate Change, Solar, Wind, Flooding 
  • Future Economic Trends and Transformation in Commercial and Residential Redevelopment Projects 
  • The Latest Brownfield Assessment and Cleanup Approaches 
  • State Regulatory Updates
  • Technical Assistance Programs 
  • The Use of New Technologies like Drones and AI
  • Other Topics

Sessions at our conference should be compelling, relevant, educational, and thought-provoking. When submitting your application, please consider the following guidelines:

  • Preference will be given to panels with an innovative, interactive format that actively engages participants beyond the typical Q&A at the end of a session.
  • We aim for panel diversity, including representation from various sectors, perspectives, geography, and gender.
  • Panels should consist of no more than four people: three presenters and one moderator. All panels will be sponsored, with the sponsoring organization eligible to provide the moderator.
  • A panel cannot have all presenters from the same company. However, one presenter and one moderator from the same company are allowed if the company is sponsoring the panel.
  • Presenters cannot participate in more than one panel unless their company selects to sponsor a panel, which includes the opportunity to moderate.
  • Incomplete panel submissions may be merged into panels with similar topics.
  • We may choose to apply for continuing education credits for your panel and would require additional information to complete submission requirements.
  • We discourage the use of PowerPoint presentations containing all talking points.

If you have a great idea but lack a full panel or need assistance connecting with a presenter who you believe will be excellent for a panel, please let us know and we will assist. We value your contributions to developing this conference and appreciate your submissions, ideas, and suggestions.

Application Process:

Your submission must be made using the following form:

When completing the Submission Form, please provide as much of the following information as you are able to at this time (preference will be given to panels with complete information):

  • Session Length: 60-minutes, including time for Q&A.
  • Session Title: An interesting title will help make your proposal stand out.
  • Session Description: The description should be no more than 250 words, including session purpose and goals, focusing on what makes your session compelling.
  • Learning Objectives: Describe up to 3 learning objectives in 20 words or less for each. 
  • Moderator: Moderators play a key role in engaging both the speakers and attendees and play an important role in developing the session.
  • Presenters (Maximum of 3 on a Panel): Include Name, Company/Organization, Address, Email and Phone number. Please also indicate if each presenter has agreed to be on the panel, someone you will approach for your panel, or a suggestion. Remember, you cannot have two (2) or more presenters from the same company on your panel.
  • Session Diversity: In 100 words or less, identify how the proposed speakers represent diversity in (1) regional geographic coverage, (2) discipline, (3) perspective, (4) gender and ethnicity, and (5) public and private sectors.
Expenses: Conference Presenters will need to register for the Conference at a greatly-reduced Presenters' Rate. Presenters are not required to sponsor the conference; however, sponsorship is greatly appreciated and allows us to continue to provide a superior educational and networking experience.

Deadline: The deadline for submission is Thursday, May 16, 2024, at 5:59pm ET, so please submit your presentation ideas as soon as possible as there will be no extensions. All those who submit an application will be notified of the Program Planning Committee's decision by May 31, 2024.

Thank you for your submissions and suggestions. If you have any questions, please contact BCONE. We look forward to working with you on NSCW 2024!

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