2012 Chesapeake Watershed Forum-Call for Presentations

The Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay is hosting the 7th Annual Chesapeake Watershed Forum in the Fall . The annual event serves as a regional training opportunity for local watershed and conservation organizations, as well as local governments in the Bay region. The Forum Planning Committee recently announced that they are accepting workshop proposals. Workshop guidelines are noted below:

  • Presenters are allowed to submit more than one workshop proposal, but each proposal must be submitted separately.
  • Workshops should focus on a combination of instruction and hands-on skill-building – not just lecturing. The steering committee discourages workshops with panel discussions.
  • Workshops are scheduled for 90 minutes. Ample time should be reserved for a question and answer session. Proposals that demonstrate audience interaction will be viewed more favorably.
  • Workshops should be geared toward the following audience(s):
    • Staff, board members and volunteers with local/regional watershed conservation organizations, AND/OR
    • Elected or appointed officials and staff of local government
  • Workshops should highlight valuable lessons learned and potential transferability to other localities and watersheds.

Additional attention will be given to proposals that target local governments and the Implementation of Phase 2 WIPs.

To learn more about submitting a proposal, read the Forum RFP.  The deadline is May 11.

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