2017 COMMIT!Forum Call For Papers

2017 COMMIT!Forum Call For Papers
Each year, COMMIT!Forum attracts: C-suite executives, Leaders in communications, CR and Sustainability professionals, Foundation heads, and Non-profit execs. This year's theme is COMMIT! To A Responsible Culture & Supply Chain.  Professionals who attend learn the latest best practices and how-to's from our hand-picked experts. And just as important, the COMMIT!Forum allows networking opportunities to engage with C-suite executives, CEOs, corporate communication pros, and CR professionals—industry leaders who can help our attendees achieve their professional goals.
 
We invite you to submit interactive topics for presentation/discussion at the Forum.  This year’s over-arching theme is “COMMIT! To A Responsible Culture and Supply Chain" supported by the following sub-themes:

  • Engaging the C-Suite
  • Building and Managing a Sustainable Supply Chain
  • Creating a Responsible Corporate Culture
  • Diversity and Inclusion
  • Women in Leadership
  • Responsible Brand and Reputation Management
  • Energy Management
  • Partnership Selection & Management
  • Engaging Senior Leadership
  • Public/Private Partnerships
  • Legal and Regulatory Trends in CR
  • Sustainable Workforce
  • Foundation Management

The Forum has three basic presentation formats:
  • Showcase.  A 10-minute speech-of-your-life pitch to the plenary audience on why your idea will change the world.

  • Plenary.  A 30-minute presentation to the full audience.  Can include a speech, panel, or other format.  Preference is given to highly engaging, interactive sessions with an edge.

  • Panel Session.  A 45-minute highly interactive panel session that tackles actual live-fire problems.  Preference is given to sessions with tangible outcomes that participants can act on immediately.

Deadlines for Submissions:
  • Call for Submissions Opens: November 1, 2016
  • Written or Video Submissions Due: February 28, 2017
  • Notification of Acceptance for presentations at the COMMIT!Forum: March 3, 2017

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