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 executives. 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:
  • Responsible Brand Management
  • Engaging Senior Leadership
  • Sustainability/Energy Management
  • Partnership Selection & Management
  • Sustainable Workforce through Philanthropy, Diversity and Inclusion
  • Public/Private Partnerships
  • Foundation Management
  • Role of Regulation
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
  • Notification of Acceptance for presentations at the COMMIT!Forum: May 10, 2017

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