The United States Green Building Council is looking for proposals from innovators, workers and students for the 2015 Greenbuild conferences in Washington, D.C., Europe and Brazil.

The deadline for D.C. is coming up soon on Jan. 16.

At 2014, a number of green building experts gave their recommendations for what a good proposal should include so proposal creators can get to Greenbuild:

  • “Elevator Pitch: Reviewers use this as a snapshot of your session; set up the problem and then explain how the session will help solve the problem—in 25 words or less.
  • Presentation Style: When selecting a presentation style and format, be realistic and don’t over-promise. Explain clearly how you will execute the specified style.
  • Learning Objectives: Do not skimp on these! They are important to reviewers. Create explicit statements that clearly express what the participant will be able to do after attending the session.
  • Abstract: Provide new information here (not the industry stats that we all know and love) and be specific about who will benefit from the session and why they should attend.”