The 2010 Good Jobs, Green Jobs National Conference, which will be held from May 4-6, 2010, at the Hilton Washington in Washington, D.C., is a conference that focuses on the implementation of the green economy and building a revitalized, green economy that creates good jobs, reduces global warming and preserves America’s economic and environmental security.
To develop the program for the 2010 Good Jobs, Green Jobs National Conference, they are calling for proposals for workshops and panels.
The 2010 Conference follows the successful 2009 event in Washington, D.C. that brought together nearly 3,000 labor, environmental and business advocates to share ideas and strategies for building a new, green economy, and featured speeches from U.S. EPA Administrator Lisa P. Jackson, Senators Sherrod Brown, Amy Klobuchar and Debbie Stabenow, United Nations Environment Programme Executive Director and United Nations Under-Secretary General Achim Steiner, United Steelworkers International President Leo W. Gerard, and former Science Magazine Editor Donald Kennedy.
The 2010 Conference will center on putting those ideas and strategies to work for America and will:
* Provide a forum for bringing labor, environment and business together to discuss how the we can turn our ideas into action to build a new green economy in the United States:
* Demonstrate the diversity of the coalition supporting the green economy;
* Showcase the successes of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act and the ideas and strategies that have already been implemented;
* Underscore the breadth of private-sector investment and job creation;
* Identify additional federal and state policy tools to accelerate the growth of the green economy and the creation of clean energy jobs;
* Highlight strategies for rebuilding the middle class and for creating opportunities for under-served and underemployed communities with clean energy investments; and
* Model partnerships between federal agencies, the private sector and local interests.
The 2010 Good Jobs, Green Jobs National Conference is coordinated by the Blue Green Alliance, a national partnership of labor unions and environmental organizations working to expand the number and quality of jobs in the green economy.
The conference program will be structured around six different topic concentrations which will allow the participants to either immerse themselves in various aspects of one concentration or to pick and choose among workshops and panels from different concentrations.
We are now requesting proposals for workshops and panels for the 2010 conference. The following are the six areas of concentration; please indicate upon your submittal which concentration best fits your submission.
* Education, Innovative Learning, Youth and Training
* Transportation, Urban Planning and Equitable Development
* Renewables and Retrofit
* Sustainable Manufacturing
* Business, Investment and New Markets
Submission Guidelines: The program committee welcomes original contributions or ideas for workshops or panels centered on turning clean energy ideas into action. We encourage proposals that highlight collaboration between different constituencies, including business and industry, government agencies, labor unions, community groups and the environmental community.
Panels and workshops that examine innovative ways to take action to create a clean energy future for the United States are currently being solicited.
The 2009 workshops and panels are archived at www.greenjobsconference.org.
Process of Selection
The program committee will evaluate workshops and panels based on quality and relevance. All submissions are confidential prior to publication in the proceedings.
Submissions received after the deadline will not be considered unless an extension is granted by the committee. Authorization by employers, governments or clients must be obtained by the submitter prior to the event.
Keynote speakers may be published in a Conference Journal.
In order to be considered, all proposals, including collateral materials, are expected to arrive prior to the submission deadline.
The Blue Green Alliance requires a non-exclusive copyright license for all presentation material. This includes potential distribution on either the Blue Green Alliance or Good Jobs, Green Jobs Conference Web site, or other forms as required or requested by the Blue Green Alliance.
Deadline: The deadline for submissions is January 15.
Notification of acceptance: January 29, 2010
For more detailed information:
If you have questions about the submission process, please contact Mandy Hargitt, Director of Strategic Initiatives and Outreach for the Blue Green Alliance. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Phone: 202-675-6273
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