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Share your inspiration. Inspire others.

Call for Presenters is now open.

 

PCRG’s annual Community Development Summit has become the premiere learning and leadership exchange of its kind in the Great Lakes region. Our two-day event not only showcases our work with, and on behalf of, our 60 members; it also raises up the state of the art within community development. Over 500 thought and do leaders ranging from residents and citizen activists to nonprofit, business, and government professionals converge on the Omni William Penn to share experiences, learn, be inspired, and advance our shared agenda of equitable communities of opportunity for all. Won’t you share your story?

A special focus of this year’s Summit will be a return to PCRG’s roots: growing access to capital – for individuals and businesses - and ensuring that we’re investing in people as much as place. How to access capital, and who can, is fundamentally shifting and at an accelerating rate. The movement towards financial technology, away from bricks-and-mortar banking, brings both new flexibility and further threatens to cut off access to capital in the communities most desperate for it We seek proposals that underscore these issues and provide insight into how to make the new world of capital accountable to the communities who need it most and work for those we seek to lift up. We especially welcome sessions focused on such issues.

Successful sessions will appeal to a broad audience while addressing the issues that face our neighborhoods and communities. They will provide concrete stories - successes and failures - of experiences presenters have had, and/or practical tools, strategies, and research to inform attendees’ work. Sessions will provide ideas and strategies that practitioners will be able to take away with them. Please use the below form to submit your idea no later than February 22, 2019.

 
 
Name *
Name
(If not presenting as an organization representative/employee, please list as "self")
Address *
Address
Telephone *
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Please provide a brief (150 words or less) biography that demostrates your credentials and experience with the topic of the proposed session.
Briefly describe (in 350 words or less) your proposed session. This summary will be used to prepare the description used in the Summit program book.
Please select from one of the proposed session formats below. If you would like to propose a modified format, please do so in the space provided.
Using one of the above selections as a basis, please briefly describe your session format:
IF THIS IS A MOBILE TOUR, please identify the transportation mode(s) that your tour might utilize:
IF THIS IS A MOBILE TOUR, Will your tour be accessible to those with physical disabilities?
Have you already confirmed additional speakers? *
Answering "no" DOES NOT disqualify your proposal. However, if you have identified additional presenters, please include contact information for them below. By filling out the section below, you are indicating that you have spoken with each proposed presenter and that s/he is interested in participating in your session.
Are/do you intend to be the sole presenter? *
Presenter 2 Name
Presenter 2 Name
(If not presenting as an organization representative/employee, please list as "self")
Presenter 2 Telephone
Presenter 2 Telephone
Presenter 3 Name
Presenter 3 Name
Presenter 3 Telephone
Presenter 3 Telephone
Presenter 4 Name
Presenter 4 Name
Presenter 4 Telephone
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Additional Speakers *