west coast green 2010 call for speakersFrom Christi Graham, Founder & CEO, West Coast Green…..

We are deeply invested in our faculty – who are often our own heroes – and dedicate an incredible amount of time to their leadership development.  Our speaker faculty is unique: they are able to dynamically share their technical knowledge, on-the-ground expertise, and visionary wisdom while inspiring extraordinary action. Their knowledge spans all the way from building science and public policy to technology and innovation.

If you become a member of our faculty, we will give you training sessions to further your public communication skills and help introduce you to successful teaching styles. You’ll be invited to join private roundtable discussions, numerous networking events, and become part of the West Coast Green faculty family.

In 2009, we welcomed 230 speakers to the conference. In 2010 we will have fewer than 150 faculty positions – requiring us to be extremely selective. However, once you are a faculty member you are always considered a part of West Coast Green; we will honor your faculty registration discount even if you are not speaking this year.  Most of our 2010 speakers will be of either a “master speaker” level or play a facilitator role. Facilitators design, develop and host intimate roundtable discussions amongst industry thought leaders and infuse their knowledge and skill in this process.

How We Select Speakers

West Coast Green’s speakers come from diverse backgrounds and are carefully screened, interviewed and trained to ensure that they are not only experts in their fields but also experts at the art of speaking—delivering information for maximum effectiveness.
We look for…

  • Engaging presenters who design their presentations for maximum interactivity and share advanced technical knowledge, on-the-ground expertise, and visionary wisdom on a wide range of topics.
  • Dynamic facilitators who are master designers of round table discussions, networking sessions and more that evoke creativity, momentum, conversation and forward movement.
  • Industry experts who can provide technologically advanced, engaging and dynamic sessions that are crafted to speak to industry experts and provide clear take-aways.

View the speaker guideline slideshow for complete information about submitting your idea.  To submit your session idea, please complete the West Coast Green Online Session Submission Form.

© 2010, Tracey de Morsella. All rights reserved. Do not republish.

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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.