- Green Jobs & Careers
- Business Sustainabilty
- Green Business
The National Council for Science and the Environment (NCSE) is pleased to request your participation at the 10th National Conference for Science, Policy and the Environment: The New Green Economy to be held January 20-22, 2010 at the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center in Washington, DC. Please plan to join NCSE in a large interactive conference to develop and advance science-based solutions for the creation of a “green print” to achieve a sustainable, new green economy.
We are inviting proposals to organize symposia, breakout sessions, and skill-building workshops. These sessions provide opportunities for institutions, organizations, and individuals to contribute ideas and innovations, visionary concepts, successful models, and pragmatic recommendations on moving forward towards a new green economy. We use the term “green economy” broadly, so sessions dealing with a range of topics are germane, including:
Education, Workforce, Green Jobs and Careers Research, Development and Deployment
Specific opportunities include:
The concurrent symposia are mini-plenaries comprised of coordinated presentations by a 3-5 diverse experts to provide insightful perspectives on the topic of the session, followed by moderated discussion among the speakers and a question and answer and open discussion with all session attendees. Unlike breakout sessions, symposia do not develop recommendations for action. Symposia should feature success stories in economic transformation.
- Building a Smart Electric Grid
- Parnterships between Universities and Academia for Moving from Discovery to Products
- Establishing a long-term framework for an enduring and sustainable carbon-light economy
- State-level successes in greening the economy
- What can the US learn from Western Europe?
In all breakout sessions and symposia, NCSE strongly requests that discussants and presenters are diverse in demographics, sectors, disciplines and perspectives. We particularly encourage participation from the private sector.
All abstracts should be 1000 words or fewer and should describe the session’s content and goals. In addition, include in your proposal the name, affiliation, and address of the session chairs, and a tentative roster of lead discussants or symposium speakers and their contact information. Please fill out the appropriate proposal form and return to Cassie Brunette via email at email@example.com or fax at 202.628.4311.
Deadline: May 27, 2009
|Workshop||Provide training and guidance in implementing strategies for a new green economy to participant group.|
|Breakout||Brief opening comments from invited experts in the field of discussion, and a facilitated participant group discussion to develop a set of 8-12 recommendations.||Breakout Proposal Form|
|Symposia||Mini plenary comprised of coordinated presentations by 3-5 diverse experts.||Symposia Proposal Form|
Examples of descriptions of sessions from previous conferences can be found at:
Please note: NCSE is unable to provide waiver of registration fees, travel, or lodging for session organizers or presenters.
Please visit http://ncseonline.org/conference/greeneconomy/ or contact Cassie Brunette via email at firstname.lastname@example.org more information. Registration for The New Green Economy will begin in early fall.
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Author: Tracey de Morsella (323 Articles)
Tracey de Morsella started her career working as an editor for US Technology Magazine. She used that experience to launch Delaware Valley Network, a publication for professionals in the Greater Philadelphia area. Years later, she used the contacts and resources she acquired to work in executive search specializing in technical and diversity recruitment. She has conducted recruitment training seminars for Wachovia Bank, the Department of Interior and the US Postal Service. During this time, she also created a diversity portal called The Multicultural Advantage and published the Diversity Recruitment Advertising Toolkit, a directory of recruiting resources for human resources professionals. Her career and recruitment articles have appeared in numerous publications and web portals including Woman Engineer Magazine, Monster.com, About.com Job Search Channel, Workplace Diversity Magazine, Society for Human Resource Management web site, NSBE Engineering Magazine, HR.com, and Human Resource Consultants Association Newsletter. Her work with technology professionals drew her to pursuing training and work in web development, which led to a stint at Merrill Lynch as an Intranet Manager. In March, she decided to combine her technical and career management expertise with her passion for the environment, and with her husband, launched The Green Economy Post, a blog providing green career information and covering the impact of the environment, sustainable building, cleantech and renewable energy on the US economy. Her sustainability articles have appeared on Industrial Maintenance & Plant Operation, Chem.Info,FastCompany and CleanTechies.