Presentation Suggestion

Our 2018 theme, Play Work Live for a Sustainable Future, celebrates the abundance and beauty of the North Bay. Successful sessions will reveal how a relationship with our ecology builds personal, enterprise, or community resilience.

If you're submitting for a panel or keynote presentation, in your session description please address how your topic reveals something unique and beautiful about the North Bay.

Our goal is to stimulate discovery of what participants can do to develop sustainable practices in their enterprises, whether business, government, nonprofit or educational.

Presentations should address one or more of the conference objectives:

  • Discover ways that sustainable practices can drive community development.
  • Understand the North Bay economy and how our environmental and climate organizations can impact tourism.
  • Demonstrate how organizations use sustainability certifications to build brand value.
  • Describe innovations that pave the way toward greater organizational or community sustainability.
  • Identify opportunities for enterprises to optimize their resource management.
  • Learn to identify proven attributes of sustainable practices.
  • Present sustainability opportunities for Northern California organizations.

One Planet Principles

New in 2018! One Planet Cafe.

Inspired by the work of Bioregional and their One Planet Principles, you're invited to lead a 20 minute round table dialog that addresses a topic of community concern. We organize the topics by One Planet Principle, but any topic that builds personal, enterprise, or community resilience will be considered. Table leaders will have 5-7 minutes to frame their topic and begin the conversation. During the day participants will move from table to table finding new collaborators and sharing resources. Inspiring topics might include:

  • Growing our cottage industries
  • Innovations in workforce housing
  • Micro grids and resilient power solutions
  • Financing the future of housing
  • Reducing GHGs in building and building for low carbon lifestyles

The annual Sustainable Enterprise Conference program offers a variety of presentation formats. New and less experienced speakers are especially encouraged to submit for the One Planet Cafe format.

For the printed program.

Select the One Planet Principles that will be represented in your presentation. If it's not clear to you, consider choosing Culture and Community.