CALL FOR ABSTRACTS

GENERAL INFORMATION: The Arizona Chapter of the American Public Works Association invites the submittal of abstracts for presentations to be considered at the 2019 Statewide Conference. The conference will be held at the El Conquistador Tucson on August 7-9, 2019.

Our new tagline “Celebrating Public Works - Leadership, Infrastructure, Community” summarizes what this conference is all about. We take great pride in our work and the value it brings to our community, but we know we can learn from others and improve. This conference honors our successes and provides education and networking opportunities that help us to be stronger leaders in our industry.  

We are developing a dynamic program with topics that provide value to conference attendees and information that attendees can put to use in their organizations. We are especially interested in hearing from Public Agency members as individual or panel discussion presenters. The length of most presentation sessions is 30 minutes and it includes introductions and a brief question and answer period. Presentations involving panel discussions are encouraged. We also strongly support demonstrations and/or hands-on interactive sessions that could be held inside or outside depending on your space requirements. Multi-member panels and other special sessions can be up to 60 minutes in length and demonstrations could be longer if required. All topics of interest to our membership, whether they are management, funding and financing, motivational, operational, career development, or technically oriented, will be considered. Please feel free to propose on any topic you feel would be of interest to attendees.

If you feel that you have something special to share with attendees and need more time than the standard 30 or 60 minutes, then we are excited to announce a new opportunity to host a presentation or provide training for up to four hours on Wednesday, August 7, 2019. 

SCHEDULE: Abstracts must be received no later than February 22, 2019. You will be notified by April 5, 2019, as to whether your abstract has been selected. 

FORMAT: The one-page abstract should include the following:

• Presentation Title (150 characters or less)

• Presenter (Name, Title, Firm/Agency, Phone Number, Email Address)

• Co-Presenter(s) If Applicable (Name, Firm/Agency, Phone Number, Email Address)

• Summary of Key Points for Conference Program (100 words or less)

• Abstract of Presentation (300 words or less)

• Choice of Presentation Length on Thursday, August 8th: 30 minutes or 60 minutes

• Request Indoor or Outdoor Demonstration on Thursday, August 8th

• Request Longer Presentation/Training on Wednesday, August 7th from 8 am to 12 pm

SUBMIT TO: Chris Simko at chris.simko@stantec.com