2019 Summit Submission Information

The 2019 Summit will feature the following presentation formats:

Interactive Workshop (60 mins):
An interactive workshop should engage the participants actively in learning new information or techniques by stimulating creativity through collaborative work. Each workshop should feature expert guidance by presenters, real-world experience, and peer-to-peer dialogue and problem solving.

Full Panel Session (60 mins)
This presentation type is intended to be a moderated discussion, involving experts in a particular area of specialty. It is the responsibility of the submitter to find and organize both the presenters and moderator. Each panel session should be comprised of an introduction to the topic, a number of presentations on individual research projects or topics, and a final discussion and/or Q&A between the panelists and the audience.

Lightning Talk (10-15 mins + 5 mins Q&A)
The goal of a lightning talk is to present a case study, research report, or other information in a quick, insightful, and clear manner. SPLC will organize accepted lightning talks into 60-minute sessions in which several talks will be given on a theme. Submitters who wish to coordinate with other presenters should submit a Full Panel Session proposal.

Innovation Accelerator Roundtable Presentations (10 min presentation + 20 mins of discussion)
This presentation should be designed to be given to a table of ten participants about an innovative project, initiative, big idea, or next/best practice, and be followed up by discussion. Each round of the Accelerator will be 30 minutes. The presenter can present for a maximum of 10 minutes before opening the floor to discussion. The presenter should be prepared to give their talk to two separate groups, as participants will switch tables after 30 minutes. Learn more about the Innovation Accelerator’s purpose and format.

 

Sample Release Agreement

By submitting this presentation, I am authorized by my employer to contribute to the Sustainable Purchasing Leadership Council 2019 Summit and have all of the rights necessary to grant the rights granted herein. If I have included in my contribution any materials in which another person or entity has rights, I have obtained written permission from that person or entity to use, copy, distribute, perform, record, publicly display and create derivative works from such materials, as well as the further right to grant such rights to SPLC.

As a contributor to the SPLC 2019 Summit, I grant SPLC the non-exclusive, royalty free and irrevocable right and license:

1. To use, copy, distribute, perform, record, publicly display and create derivative works from my presentation proposal form, presentation, presentation materials, and other documents related to my presentation, in all forms, including written, audio, video and other electronic media, whether now known or hereafter created. I further grant SPLC the right to edit such materials to the extent that SPLC deems such editing to be necessary.
2. To use my name, likeness, voice and biographical and other information concerning me solely in connection with the distribution, performance or public display of my presentation.
3. I further understand that all right, title and interest in and to the presentation and materials will be and shall remain my exclusive property, subject only to the license granted herein.

Co-Presenter Information and Email Template

The submitting presenter must provide detailed information, outlined below, on each of the co-presenters during the submission process. Below is an email template to facilitate the collection of the information from co-authors.
First Name
Last Name
Email
Phone Number
Title
Organization
Organization URL
Speaking experience, including the date, event, location and topic of recent speaking engagements (within 2 years)
Largest recent audience you have presented to
Biography (up to 150 words)
Headshot Photo- Photo must be saved as PresenterLastNameFirstName and is accepted in JPEG or PNG
Presenter Type (select all that apply.) *

  • Purchaser
  • Sustainability Professional
  • Academic
  • Public Interest Advocate
  • Supplier
  • Consultant

Co-presenter Information Collection Email Template

Subject: SPLC 2019: Information Required for Proposal Submission- Please reply by XXX

Dear XXXX,

As you may know, I will be submitting “title of presentation”, for presentation consideration at SPLC 2019 to be held May 20 – 22, 2019 at the Hilton Downtown in Portland, Oregon, USA.

As a co-presenter on my submission, please reply to this email and send the information listed below. I am unable to complete the submission process until I receive your information.
First Name
Last Name
Email
Phone Number
Title
Organization
Organization URL
Speaking experience, including the date, event, location and topic of recent speaking engagements (within 2 years)
Largest recent audience you have presented to:
Biography (up to 150 words)
Headshot photos (attach, label LastNameFirstName and provide in png or jpeg format)
Presenter Type (select all that apply.) *

  • Purchaser
  • Sustainability Professional
  • Academic
  • Public Interest Advocate
  • Supplier
  • Consultant

Disposition notification emails will be sent by December 21, 2019. If accepted,  the presenter registration deadline is February 22, 2019. Please do not hesitate to contact me with any questions about the submission.