Hello!  Use this page to propose sessions, short talks, posters

TNOC Summit is meant to spark conversations across ways of knowing & modes of action to build a new collaborative, transdisciplinary & co-productive movement for green cities that are just, livable, healthy, resilient & sustainable. Everyone is welcome in this spirit of conversation. Session types are designed to promote dialogue over "presentations". Read about the vision of TNOC Summit at www.tnoc-summit.org. NOTE: you can propose something here, but you must be a registered participant to be & present at the Summit.

Proposals are open until 1 March. We'll get back if we have questions about your proposal. A complete program will be available 1 April.

There are 5 types of sessions or presentations available. You can propose more than 1, but you have to make a separate entry for each. MAKE SURE YOU COMPLETE ALL THE QUESTIONS IN YOUR SESSION TYPE.
 
SEED SESSION: Synthetic ideas that find expression in example works or projects are the focus of interactive workshops and will be the "Seeds" around which small mixed-discipline groups will gather to talk about how they can contribute and different parts of the world can benefit.

Seed Sessions start with short scene-setting talks—perhaps several examples of a similar idea—followed by open discussion. These sessions are NOT about presenting your work—they are about creating a dialogue and exploring ideas. Propose a seed and a process that can attract diverse people to a vibrant discussion. Think about what the output could be. A basic output could be a TNOC-style roundtable published at The Nature of Cities. Or plans for a new project. Or just to explore where the idea leads. 
 
SKILLS SESSION: Skills Sessions are trainings and teaching. E.g., things like "Storytelling Techniques", or "Writing Workshops". Or, perhaps you have a valuable tool or technique that people would like to learn. 
 
PARTNER-LED SESSION: Partners to TNOC Summit can propose a session with their own format or style. These can have the formats you need for the idea. Want to be a Partner? Write us.
 
MICROTALK: 2-minute presentations with 1 slide. Presenters sit in a circle, with the audience sitting outside the circle. After the presentations, the entire group (presenters & audience) participate in an open discussion, in the style of a Fishbowl*. A summary of your talk—up to 250 words—will be published in the Proceedings. MicroTalks will be grouped together in 1 of the 5 pillar themes of the Summit (resilience, sustainability, health, livability, justice), without reference to discipline. That is, talks will be gathered into mixed points of view within pillars.

Worried about a 2- minute talk? Don't be—it's a really dynamic format, with lots of potential for exchange of ideas.
 
* Fishbowls are a discussion format in which people are gathered in a circle facing the middle. In the middle are 5 chairs, 1 of which is always empty. Only the 4 people in the middle may speak, but anyone at anytime can take the empty chair, and 1 person must depart, making a new empty chair. The 4 who begin in the middle are prompted: "What did you hear in the talks that moved or affected you?" The conversation proceeds where it will.

POSTERS: Posters will be presented and attended in Networking Cafes on the same theme. A summary—up to 250 words—will be published in the proceedings.

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* 1. Your full name (the one with which you will register for the Summit), in the form: FirstName MiddleName(if used) LastName

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* 2. Your email

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* 3. Confirm your email

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* 4. Your organization (or independent)

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* 5. Your discipline or practice

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* 6. Your city

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* 7. Your country

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* 8. Of the 5 thematic pillars of the conference, which are you most interested in?  (Select all that apply.)

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* 9. What is a specific topic or key idea that interests you at the Summit?

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