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2021    NTICC

CALL FOR PRESENTATIONS

2021 NTICC CALL FOR PRESENTATIONS

Transform your research, ideas, and best practices into a presentation at the National Transportation in Indian Country Conference. Given by many of the industry’s top minds, presentations are meant to spark the imagination, encourage dialogue, and drive new solutions to our greatest transportation challenges. Please read this information thoroughly before submitting your proposal.

PROPOSAL DUE DATE

The 2021 NTICC proposal deadline was Monday, July 12, 2021. If you have any questions, please contact conference@nticc.org. The 2022 NTICC Call for Presentations will open in late Fall 2022.

SESSION TOPIC IDEAS/
ISSUES OF HIGH PRIORITY

The following are topic areas that you may consider addressing. This list is not meant to be exhaustive, but is provided to serve as a general guide to the kinds of topics that are typically of interest.

 

  • Transportation Legislation

  • Project/Construction Management

  • Maintenance & Operations

  • Planning

  • Safety

  • Transit

  • Pedestrian Mobility

  • Environmental & Climate Related Issues

  • Technology

  • Self Governance

  • Funding/Grants

SESSION TOPIC IDEAS/
ISSUES OF HIGH PRIORITY

The following are topic areas that you may consider addressing. This list is not meant to be exhaustive, but is provided to serve as a general guide to the kinds of topics that are typically of interest.

 

  • Transportation Legislation

  • Project/Construction Management

  • Maintenance & Operations

  • Planning

  • Safety

  • Transit

  • Pedestrian Mobility

  • Environmental & Climate Related Issues

  • Technology

  • Self Governance

  • Funding/Grants

 

SESSION FORMAT &
IMPORTANT DEADLINES

2021 NTICC will offer sixteen (16) 90-minute Concurrent Breakout Sessions. Breakout Sessions are designed as formal presentations with one or several speakers, facilitated by a moderator. Q&A should be included as part of the presentation. The primary focus is to provide information and share knowledge on current or critical issues.

POTENTIAL SESSION
DATES

If your proposal is accepted, it will be placed in one of the following time slots.

  • Tuesday, September 28 - 10:30 am - 12:00 pm Pacific Time / 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm Eastern Time

  • Wednesday, September 29 - 10:30 am - 12:00 pm Pacific Time / 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm Eastern Time

  • Thursday, September 30 - 10:30 am - 12:00 pm Pacific Time / 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm Eastern Time

  • Friday, October 1 - 10:30 am - 12:00 pm Pacific Time / 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm Eastern Time

IMPORTANT
DEADLINES

  • July 12, 2021: All proposals must be submitted electronically by 11:59 pm Eastern Time, Monday, July 12, 2021.

  • August 2, 2021: Acceptance notices will be distributed the week of August 2, 2021. All submitters will receive notification.

  • August 16, 2021: Presenter headshots and bios are due to NTICC.

  • September 1, 2021: Final session descriptions and panelists names are due to NTICC.

  • September 20 - 24, 2021: Zoom Presentation Group Practice Sessions. Your session moderator will be a member or affiliate of the NTICC Planning Committee and will contact you to schedule your practice session. 

  • September 24, 2021: Presentations in PDF format are due to NTICC.

  • September 27 - October 1, 2021: Session dates

SELECTION
CRITERIA

NTICC will make every attempt NOT to combine proposals submitted on similar topics from different proposals. While we want as many qualified individuals and companies represented on the conference program, we want to avoid diluting what might otherwise be an important session. Whenever possible, NTICC will select the best proposal submitted rather than combining proposals. However, when two proposals are compatible and combining them results in a higher quality session, NTICC reserves the right to ask individuals to work together in developing a single session. Proposals will be evaluated based on the following criteria:

  • Tribal inclusion and representation is highly recommended

  • Proposals that address topics listed in "Session Topic Ideas/Issues of High Priority" are recommended

ADDITIONAL SELECTION
CRITERIA

  • Any one presenter or company may submit no more than two proposals

  • Tribal programs will be given priority, however non-Tribal programs may submit proposals as well

  • The topic is of interest to a sizeable number of the conference attendees

  • The written proposal captures the most critical issues related to the topic to be presented or discussed

  • If appropriate, the proposal identifies additional qualified individuals (including Federal personnel, consultants, professionals and others) who will be included among the presenters. It is highly encouraged that your panelists, whenever possible, represent diversity in terms of gender, age, ethnicity and race.

GENERAL INFORMATION
YOU SHOULD KNOW

  • NTICC is the largest annual gathering of Tribal transportation professionals in the industry. Attendees include multiple levels of Tribal transportation professionals, from entry-level employees to Tribal Transportation directors and Tribal leaders, and other professionals responsible for Tribal transportation development. 

  • NTICC anticipates that we will receive more proposals than presentations slots available. Please avoid submitting proposals that have too narrow an audience; proposals that have a substantially wider appeal will be given priority. In addition, please keep in mind, NTICC is committed to gender and ethnic diversity representation among session presenters. And most important: do not submit proposals that appear to be selling a product or supplying a service.

  • PDF copies of presentations and/or handouts from sessions will be posted on the NTICC website following the conference. Handouts will not be posted without your express permission. 

  • A well-attended session generally has 40 to 60 attendees. 

  • NTICC Presenters are able to register at reduced fee of $25. However, if a presenter will not otherwise attend NTICC, the registration fee may be waived.

  • The 2021 NTICC will be presented virtually. As such, you must have access to reliable internet, and appropriate audio and video equipment.

  • Video conference details will be discussed AFTER session approval.

  • NTICC will be audio and video-recording. The audio and video recordings will be posted on the NTICC website with the appropriate handout materials or power point slides and made available on nticc.org after the event concludes.