*Please note that we copied some of these criteria from other conferences and organizations. Citations are listed at the end of this page to honor their work.
- 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 campus.
Who Should Present?
- All presenters must be directly involved in the project/research being discussed. It is not appropriate for someone from the same program, campus, or department who did not directly work on the project/research to present. All presenters must discuss their work on the project. Our audience is known for asking very detailed questions and the presenter must have an intimate knowledge of the project.
- Staff, faculty/researchers, and students of colleges and universities are invited to submit proposals. You do not need to be from a California campus to propose a talk, you may be from out-of-state.
- Representatives of private companies may only present if they are co-speaking with a campus. The campus presenter must talk about their work on the project and may not act simply as an endorsement for the company presenter.
- Government (non-campus) should generally speak with a campus co-presenter though may speak without a campus co-presenter if they are discussing legislation or codes that affect campuses; or resources directed towards campuses such as grants or technical assistance programs. Government representatives must co-speak with a campus on all other presentations.
- Non-profit (non-campus) should generally speak with a campus co-presenter though may speak without a campus co-presenter if they are discussing resources directed towards campuses such as grants or technical assistance programs. Non-profit representatives must co-speak with a campus on all other presentations.
- The campus co-presenter must be listed on the application at the time of submission or the application will not be reviewed by the speaker selection committee. CHESC staff will flag the application as not meeting the eligibility requirements before it goes to committee.
Requirements of Selected Speakers
- Stick to the time allocated for your presentation (Gilbane)
- Presenters should not infer that the conference, UCSB, CCC, CSU, UC, or the utilities approve or endorse any product, software, service, or system for any reason. The logos of UCSB, 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) to be posted on the conference website.
- All speakers must register and pay for the conference, even if they are only attending one session. Scholarships and fee waivers are available for speakers for who the cost is a barrier, however those must be applied for. 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.
- Typically only one speaker per 15-20min timeslot will be given a speaker discount.
ASHRAE, I. b. (n.d.). Retrieved from https://www.ashrae.org/events/page/1503
Gilbane. (n.d.). Retrieved from http://gilbane.com/speaker_guidelines.html#ixzz0bqhTcyTr