Events & Education

Call for event session proposals

Thank you for your interest in presenting at an AWC conference or event.


Below is a helpful checklist of the details you will be asked to provide:

  • Name & contact information – address, email, phone, website address if applicable
  • A brief bio – 100 words for each speaker; please include experience in giving similar presentations
  • Session title – descriptive titles work best
  • Session description – provide up to 300 words about the proposed presentation or session including: length of presentation/session; intended audience (elected officials, professional city staff, etc.); whether the presentation is basic, intermediate, or advanced; content and method of delivery (case study review, interactive exercises, PowerPoint presentation, panel discussion, etc.)
  • Three specific learning objectives – complete the sentence, “Following my presentation, participants will be able to….”
  • Audiovisual requests – please note, AWC cannot necessarily guarantee Internet access for your presentation



AWC’s call for session proposals is currently open. The next review of proposals is anticipated to occur in September 2020.


Selection criteria

In order to ensure balanced perspective in educational sessions, all proposals are reviewed and evaluated by committee. Special consideration may be given to AWC’s Associate Members. Click here for more information about Associate Membership.

Presentations are selected based on the following criteria:

  • The degree to which the presentation supports event theme or educational tracks, with priority given to selecting a comparable number of sessions for each track.
  • Thoroughness of the subject matter and proposal.
  • Originality and relevance of materials.
  • Quality of learning objectives and takeaway tools offered to attendees.
  • Level of interactivity and method of diverse teaching styles.

If your proposal is selected for a conference or event, you will be notified via email. Information in printed event programs and online conference materials will appear exactly as provided by you in the online submission. Please check the spelling of all relevant titles, academic degrees, and professional designations.

You are welcome to make multiple submissions should you have more than one idea to present.

Thank you for your interest in advancing the education of elected officials.


Terms for speaker compensation

We seek presenters who are willing to share their expertise without the expectation of payment in the spirit of cooperation and networking. Presenters are generally responsible for their own travel, lodging and expenses.

For more information on AWC conferences and events, click here.



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