Proposal Deadline: March 28, 2013
The Rail~Volution Call for Speakers is now CLOSED.
The Selection Process: Conference speakers will be selected by our National Steering Committee made up of 35 professionals from around the country representing multiple perspectives, including the core institutional partners of Rail~Volution. They will review proposals, identify qualified speakers, and develop and coordinate the conference sessions.
The Committee will meet in early May and again in July to finalize the selections and program. Everyone who has submitted a proposal will be notified about decisions by July 19th, 2013.
Workshop coordinators choose a specific mix of speakers to address topics and themes defined by the National Steering Committee. Each session lasts 90 minutes and includes a group of speakers to address the topic and an audience Q and A. (No one speaks alone for 90 minutes.) Your proposal will be reviewed not just for your abstract, but also for your expertise on a specific topic or broad range of topics. You may be asked to speak on a topic you did not submit, but where you have experience and expertise.
The selection process is highly competitive. Last year we placed approximately half of the 400+ speaker submissions into sessions.
Rail~Volution is a nonprofit organization. If you are chosen as a presenter, you must pay your travel and hotel expenses. For your efforts, you will receive complimentary registration for the day you speak or a reduced registration of $350 for the whole conference. This benefit does not include sessions with additional costs, such as mobile workshops. Need-based scholarships are available. (See www.railvolution.org for details.)
- Proposals are due March 28, 2013 at midnight PDT.
- We will confirm receipt of your proposal immediately after you submit. We will also send you a confirmation number on March 29, 2013.
- We will notify you by July 19, 2013 on the outcome of your proposal.
We thank you for your proposal, interest and commitment and look forward to seeing you at this year’s conference — either as a speaker or as an attendee.