Download detailed instructions on how to complete the online form. The online submission form MUST be used to submit your proposal to the Local Government Commission (we will not be accepting proposals via fax or email). Incomplete and late submissions will not be accepted.
NEW THIS YEAR! This year’s online submittal process includes some new features. Proposers will be asked to create a login that will allow for saving content prior to submitting. Additionally, session proposers will have the opportunity to collaborate with others (if they so choose) to create a complete sessions proposal. For detailed instructions on these new submittal system features see the Proposal Form Instruction tab.
We encourage potential proposers who do not have a fully formed proposal to submit their idea and view ideas for proposals that others have shared online — then plan to work with others or continue on their own — to finish and submit a final proposal.
Every year we receive more proposals than we are able to accept. As such, please note that proposals will have a higher chance of being accepted if you follow the instructions carefully and consider interactive formats and interesting ways to engage participants in your session.
Below are some examples of key components of successful session proposals. These include: catchy titles, engaging session descriptions, interactive session formats, multi-disciplinary panels, learning objectives and how proposals address equity.
(from previous approved conference sessions)
TITLES — Catchy session titles that convey the topic and sync with the description (no more than 10 words total)
DESCRIPTIONS — Catchy session descriptions that convey what will be covered/learned without listing all the speakers / and conveys the both session level accurately and interactive component (no more than 250 words total)
INTERACTIVE FORMAT – Innovative interactive formats that will engage participants in various ways.
SPEAKER DIVERSITY – Description of proposed panel of speakers that represent diversity in: (1) ethnicity, (2) gender, and (3) perspective and discipline.
EQUITY – Succinct description of the equity and/or environmental justice issues that will be discussed as part of the session.
LEARNING OBJECTIVES – Objectives that accurately describe what participants will “take-away” from the session.
Note: You must register for an account before you can submit a proposal or proposal idea. When you visit the Call For Session Proposals page: www.newpartners.org/cfsp, you will be prompted to create a username and password. Follow the instructions to enter your first and last name along with a valid email address.
Once you submit your name and email, you will be automatically logged in to the New Partners website and redirected to the following page: www.newpartners.org/cfsp
You will be presented with two options to choose from:
Option 1: I would like to go directly to the Session Proposal Form.
This option will take you directly to the full proposal form.
Option 2: I have an idea but I would like to collaborate with someone else on a proposal.
This option will allow you to submit a proposal idea that others can see. Other users, who wish to collaborate, will be able to contact you through the website.
The submittal review process will take place from mid-July through the end of August 2015. The Local Government Commission will notify all those who have submitted sessions by mid-September as to whether their proposal was accepted for inclusion in the conference program.