ECR2010 CALL FOR SESSION PROPOSALS NOW OPEN!
Environmental Collaboration and Conflict Resolution: Evolving to Meet New Opportunities
The U.S. Institute for Environmental Conflict Resolution of the Udall Foundation invites you to share your knowledge at the sixth national conference, ECR2010, May 25-27, 2010, at the Loews Ventana Canyon Resort, in Tucson, Arizona. The U.S. Institute is now accepting proposals from session organizers for concurrent breakout presentations, panel sessions, facilitated roundtable discussions and training workshops. The deadline to submit proposals is Friday, October 23, 2009.
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The ECR2010 steering and program sub-committees are interested in receiving dynamic proposals that will provide unique, interactive idea exchanges and mutual learning opportunities about the field of conflict resolution among the expected 400 participants representing federal, state and local governments; NGO’s; tribal nations; community-based groups; environmental groups; businesses; resource managers and users, and professionals in the conflict resolution, mediation and consensus building fields.
More specifically, proposals focusing on various ways to enhance the success of ECR processes, through better understanding of 1) policy challenges policy-makers, agency staff and ECR practitioners will face during the next decade and the role of ECR; 2) how to better engage multiple governments, parties and affected communities; and 3) new tools and technology and their applications to the field of ECR.
Up to 40 concurrent, 90-minute, sessions will be offered on both Wednesday, May 26, 2010 and Thursday, May 27, 2010. Panels are limited to one moderator and no more than three (3) presenters. Roundtables are limited to two (2) facilitators for interactive small group breakouts or other co-learning activities among participants. The U.S. Institute does not waive or reimburse ECR2010 conference presenters for travel, lodging, meal expenses or conference registration fees unless otherwise stated at the time of engagement.
Half-day training workshops will be offered on Tuesday, May 25, 2010. Training workshops provide an opportunity for participants to enhance their skills and learn new techniques and approaches to collaborative problem solving and environmental conflict resolution. All proposed training sessions should be interactive and practical. The program committee will select the proposals that create the most dynamic and engaging learning experience for participants.
All presenters are expected to submit professional written materials electronically before the conference and provide any necessary handouts for participants onsite at their own cost.
Proposals are to be submitted by a single individual who is also responsible for providing detailed information about all co-presenters and/or co-facilitators at the time of submittal. The submitting individual is also responsible for coordinating communication among all presentation team members up to and during the conference.
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For more information on ECR2010, please contact Conference Coordinators Pam Carlson or Tina Gargus at ECR2010 @ecr.gov.
For information on previous conferences sponsored by the U.S. Institute and to obtain copies of the ECR2008 Conference Proceedings, please click on the following link: National ECR Conference.
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