UC Santa Barbara

July 9th-12th, 2018

Speaker Selection Criteria

Core Criteria


  • Provide a professional quality presentation that is on the agreed upon topic. (Gilbane).
  • Successful proposals will highlight a specific project or strategy. The steering committee discourages proposals that address all of the efforts of a campus or district.
  • We do not accept sales pitches or marketing presentations. PR firms should only forward proposals submitted by the actual presenter. (Gilbane)
  • Presentations must be directly relevant to staff, faculty, and/or students at California Campuses.
  • Presentations must be based on best practices successfully implemented at a California campus.

Who Should Present?

The presenter must be directly involved in implementing the project at the level that is being discussed. A faculty member on a building committee could talk about their role influencing the architect/project manager to create a green building or their role in engaging other occupants through a charette, but only the architect/project manager should give a talk focused on the technologies implemented in the building. The supervisor of the person who implemented the project should not speak on their behalf.

  • The focus of the topic-based tracks to highlight sustainability projects that campus staff, faculty, or students have taken a leadership role on and to encourage other staff, faculty, and students to take similar actions on their campus through modeling the accomplishments of their colleagues.
  • Companies may only present in these tracks if fully co-presenting with someone from a campus. The campus speaker must discuss the campus’ and their own role within the project and must speak for equal time to the company presenter.
  • Track committees do have the ability to make exceptions to allow a company presenter to speak alone in one the topic based tracks if they feel that the presentation is critical and that it cannot be given by someone from a campus. This is not common and so we strongly discourage companies from submitting unless they have a campus co-presenter.
  • Only one speaker per proposal accepted will be given a discounted speaker registration, all other speakers must pay the full cost.

Requirements of Selected Speakers

  • Stick to the time allocated for your presentation (Gilbane)
  • Presenters should not infer that the conference, CSULB, CCC, CSU, UC, or the IOUs approve or endorse any product, software, service, or system for any reason. The logos of CSULB, CCC, CSU, UC, and the IOUs may not be used without prior express permission from the owner of that logo. (ASHRAE)
  • Presenters must be willing to share their PowerPoint presentations in PDF (or another un-editable form), in accordance with the accessibility guidelines, to be posted on the conference website.
  • Some of the sessions will be videotaped and the videotape will be available online live and post conference. Speakers in these sessions must agree to sign a video release.
  • All speakers must register for the conference, even if they are only attending one session. Speakers not registered and paid in full 30 days prior to the conference will have their speaker invitations revoked and the session will be cancelled. Please note that we ask our speakers to participate throughout the conference. The goal of the conference is to create peer to peer networks which we value your involvement in.



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