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2015 Planning Partners:

Call for General Session Abstracts
Abstract Submission Deadline: April 15, 2016

ACCO is seeking suggested speakers, subject matter and session types that will address key themes and issues related to sea level rise.  Abstract submitters are encouraged to propose post-conference workshops, roundtable discussions, breakout panels, plenary sessions and individual (or keynote) speakers. 

Themes upon which this year's Summit will focus include:

  • Addressing equity in community and regional planning

  • Dealing with drainage and stormwater infrastructure

  • Assessing insurability, investment, stranded assets and depreciation

  • Protecting drinking water

  • Role of green infrastructure in adaptation and resilience

  • Adapting port communities (e.g. inland waterways, shipping, rail)

  • Developing adaptive transportation infrastructure

  • Tackling subsidence

  • Planning for retreat and relocation

  • Aligning local, state, regional and national efforts

  • Community organizing and public will

  • Developing and deploying more skilled human capital

  • Innovative financing solutions

  • Overcoming the politics of climate change

All speaker recommendations should be recognized subject matter experts and possess strong public speaking skills.  Contact information and bios will be required for all suggested presenters.

For additional information, please e-mail speakers@RisingSeasSummit.org

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