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Speaker and Presenter Proposals


Our sustainability community is active and thriving. Summit planners received an immense response from sustainability professionals looking to share best practices, innovative solutions and successes.

The call for proposals is now closed. 

The theme of this year's Summit is Enabling Action. Proposals illuminated trends, shared tools, provided professional development opportunities, and facilitated the expansion of sustainability practices, particularly in the context of climate change solutions and resilience. 

Those who submitted proposals will be notified by , if their proposal was accepted. Presenters will receive free registration to the 2020 Intermountain Sustainability Summit.

Summit Topics

We are seeking proposals related to:

  • Clean Energy
  • Transportation
  • Traditional Knowledge 
  • Sustainable Procurement
  • Professional and Career Development

Additional encouraged topics include climate change, air quality, community engagement, environmental justice, policy, effective communication, and other sustainability-related subjects. 

Summit tracks will be determined based on proposals.

Session Types and Spaces

The Summit hosts a variety of session types including:

  • Keynote and plenary sessions 
  • 50-minute sessions 
  • 50-minute roundtable discussions
  • Half and full day workshops
  • Artists/Performers – Give us a proposal, we will work with you. 

We have multiple session spaces that can seat anywhere from 20 to 230 participants. Among the options are a theater space, round tables (good for discussions), row seating, and smaller group spaces.   

Participant Engagement

The Summit is a dynamic and interactive event, and we encourage presenters to engage their participants, beyond Q & A

Consider engaging your audience by encouraging interactions among fellow participants, providing interactive shared group experiences, or setting aside a few minutes for small group discovery in your session.

The addition of artistic or outside-of-the-box elements are also welcome. Surprise us. 

Not sure which one of your projects is the best fit? You may submit more than one proposal. Doing so does not increase the likelihood that submissions will be accepted, but provides you the opportunity to submit multiple options. We welcome your submissions!

If you have questions, contact Bonnie at bchristiansen2@weber.edu or 801-626-6326.