Creative Proposals Sought for Community Development Summit

2012 Community Development Summit
Call for Presenters Extended To Friday, January 13

How to Submit an Effective Proposal
Think you have a good idea for a session at the 2012 Community Development Summit? PCRG and the Summit Planning Committee are currently seeking session proposals from across the region. Presentations should be diverse and well-rounded, reaching across city, county, and state borders to share ideas and best practices from multiple projects, programs, and locations.

To submit a session proposal, you must Click HERE to fill out the online application.

Sessions should fit into one of the following conference tracks:
Investing in the Built Environment: Housing/real estate finance, design, and development; housing policy; etc.
Stimulating Neighborhood Economies: Business district development; small business initiatives; workforce development; etc.
Enhancing Quality of Life: Blight reduction;greening strategies; public safety initiatives; connectivity; parks and open space planning; asset building; access to education; human services, etc.
Engaging Community & Leveraging Capacity: community organizing strategies; organizational development; leadership development; collaborative partnerships; etc.

As PCRG's Community Development Summit is quickly becoming a premier regional learning forum - drawing participants from throughout Pennsylvania, Ohio, Maryland, New York, West Virginia, and beyond - it is important that sessions have clear take-aways and that participants are left with an understanding of how to apply the principles and practices explored in each session. Therefore, sessions that focus solely on one project are likely to be grouped with similar proposals.

All sessions will be vetted by the Summit Planning Committee, which is comprised of representatives of community development intermediaries, community development corporations, banks, universities, and our partners at the Urban Land Institute.

If you have specific questions or want to vet session ideas, contact Emily Anderson at 412.391.6732 x207 or by email at

Thank you for your consideration.

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