The Local Speaker Selection Committee is looking for best practices from Santa Barbara County where we can highlight how we are working regionally to address sustainability concerns including environmental, social, and economic elements of sustainability.
We are especially excited to highlight:
- Partnerships between colleges and universities in Santa Barbara County and local community organizations or government agencies
- Partnerships between colleges and universities in Santa Barbara County
- Regional planning efforts
- Innovative technologies or strategies in practice in the local community that could be applied on a college campus
For more information on application instructions, presentation styles, and the review process, please visit our overall call for proposals page.
Proposals will be evaluated based on the proposal evaluation criteria, the speaker selection guidelines, and with consideration of the areas of interest above. You may also find it helpful to see what topics we covered at our last conference on our 2017 Concurrent Sessions page.
Please also consider applying for a best practice award in Off-campus Partnerships & Engagement, or one of our other categories this year. Several new award categories have been added! You can learn more at our overall best practice awards program page and on the page highlighting the updated award categories. You may apply for both a best practice award as well as the call for proposals for speaking. Some of the questions are intentionally the same to allow for some of the answers to be copied and pasted from the call for proposals for speaking. Different committees review the call for proposals for speaking and the best practice awards and so it is important to apply for both if you want to be considered for both.