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December 5, 2019 Sustainable Denver Summit Call for Session Presentations

City & County of Denver

The Sustainable Denver Summit brings together over 800 leaders from across Denver's business, nonprofit and civic communities to educate, inspire, and drive action in our community. It is hosted by the Denver Office of Sustainability whose mission is to provide leadership, guidance, and coordination to the city to implement sustainability initiatives that ensure our basic resources are available and affordable to all Denver residents both now and in the future. The 2019 Summit will be held on Thursday, Dec. 5 at the Colorado Convention Center.

Have an exciting or interesting project, program, or tool you think would be a good fit for presenting at the 2019 Summit? Submit a proposal to us. Don't have one, but know someone who does? Pass along this call!

To submit a proposal you will need to create an ProposalSpace account. Creating an account is quick and easy. If you sign up we will only use your email for Summit communications.

Head here for more information about the Summit. You can check out last year's program to see the types of presentations we look for and our priority list for this year's topics of interest. Please know that our priority list is not all-inclusive. We welcome other innovative proposals even if they are not covered on our priority list.


We are specifically interested in projects, programs, tools etc. that incorporate equity, provide ways for audience members to drive action in the community, focus on sharing local success stories or have learnings/information that can be applied to the Denver metro community. We would like a variety of session topics and types that can be useful to all knowledge and skill levels. This includes presentations geared for novices in sustainability as well as presentations geared for advanced professionals and anything in between.

Sessions should ideally engage the audience (workshop, panel + activity, etc.) rather than just talk at them. Breakout sessions will last 90 minutes, but we can do more than one presentation in a breakout, so proposals for presentations shorter than 90 minutes will be considered. Sessions can take the format of a single presenter, workshop with facilitator, panel, or a combination.

We will assess of submitted proposals based on the following criteria (not all of which need to be present):

  • The project presented is scalable
  • The presentation includes an equity lens/aspect
  • The presentation topic is relevant to track priorities (see here for reference)
  • The format is interactive with/engages the audience
  • The topic is relevant to the Denver Metro community
  • The presentation can lead the audience to take local action
  • The presentation will be educational or inspirational
  • The City & County of Denver is involved in some way

All proposal submissions must be completed by Tuesday, July 30th. Any received after the deadline may not be considered for this year's Summit. All who submitted a proposal will be notified of selection by no later than September 10th.

Please note that as a government entity we are unable to pay breakout session speakers, moderators, and facilitators, but do provide complimentary registration for the Summit for up to a max of presenters per proposal.

If you have specific questions about the Summit, are interested in sponsorship opportunities, or need assistance with the proposal submission process please contact us at

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