2013 Workshop Proposal Submission Form
The 2013 Good Jobs, Green Jobs National Conference will take place April 16-17 in Washington, D.C. at the Washington Hilton. This Conference is the nation’s leading forum for sharing ideas and strategies for building a clean economy that creates good jobs, addresses climate change and puts America back at the forefront of clean energy and clean economy innovation.
We are now calling for proposals for the 2013 National Conference workshops and panels.
The 2013 Conference will focus on 1) how to grow the clean economy to scale; 2) the role of strategic partnerships between the public and private sectors in solving the country’s pressing economic and environmental challenges; 3) the role of regulations in creating new markets; and 4) how people in every part of the U.S. are working collaboratively for social, economic and environmental justice, while building an economy with good jobs.
The 2013 Conference will build upon the success of the 2012 Regional Conferences that brought together thousands of business, labor, environmental, and non-profit leaders in four regions to turn ideas into action. Since 2008, Good Jobs, Green Jobs Conference presenters have included: Energy Secretary Dr. Steven Chu; Labor Secretary Hilda Solis; Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Lisa Jackson; Senator Debbie Stabenow and Congressman John Dingell of Michigan; Georgia Congressman John Lewis; Massachusetts Senator John Kerry; Oregon Senator Jeff Merkley; former Pennsylvania Governor Ed Rendell; Gene Sperling, Director of the National Economic Council; Leo Gerard, International President of the United Steelworkers, Michael Brune, Executive Director of Sierra Club, James McDonald, Manager of Sustainability, International Paper; Bruce Schlein, Vice President of Corporate Sustainability for Citibank; James Hoffa, General President of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters; Larry Schweiger, President of National Wildlife Federation; Ron Nichols, General Manager, Los Angeles Department of Water and Power; and Lou Schorsch, President and CEO of ArcelorMittal.
A key goal of the 2013 National Conference is to identify and highlight:
- successful economic and workforce development strategies;
- model partnerships between federal agencies, state and local governments, and private sector stakeholders that focus on rebuilding the middle class;
- clean energy manufacturing initiatives and strategies that develop and utilize domestic supply chains;
- best practices for energy efficiency, retrofits and green schools;
- the importance of safe chemicals for workers and public health;
- tools to strengthen America’s green infrastructure through smart transportation and urban development, cleaner trucks, expanded transit and freight rail systems, a modern and ‘smart’ transmission grid and a new fleet of vehicles;
- initiatives that link venture capital and other financing sources to the scaled expansion of green industry sectors.
To develop the program for the 2013 Good Jobs, Green Jobs National Conference we are calling for proposals for workshops and panels. Please read the following instructions carefully before submitting a proposal. The deadline for proposals is November 13, 2012.
The program committee welcomes original contributions or ideas for workshops or panels. We encourage proposals that highlight collaboration between different constituencies, including business and industry, government agencies, labor unions, community groups and the environmental community. Proposals that provide tangible tools and are interactive are preferred.
To submit a proposal, use the form below. Please note that organizations are not limited to the number of proposals they may submit. All submissions must be received by November 13, 2012. Previous workshops and panels are archived at www.greenjobsconference.org.
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