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Call for Speaker Proposals for 2017 OFCC Conference - Due April 28

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The Ohio Facilities Construction Commission invites you to submit a topic for one of the coveted speaker slots in our upcoming annual OFCC Conference. The conference will be hosted in Columbus and Cincinnati on August 15th & 23rd (respectively) as well as Cleveland and Columbus on August 30th & September 12th (respectively). We are seeking speakers to present at two of the four events, Columbus & Cincinnati or Cleveland & Columbus.

The 2017 OFCC Conference will showcase captivating speakers who will have 15 minutes and six slides each to present a single game-changing innovation to improve public construction. The presentations will be divided into the following topic areas:

  • Technology Solutions/Breakthroughs - effective use of project data, construction apps, reality capture, BIM, virtual design & construction, virtual reality, augmented reality, drones, robotics, other trends
  • Collaboration Innovations/Integrative Design - rise of collaborative culture, novel design/construction methods, off-site prefabrication, unexpected partnerships
  • High Performance Strategies - LEED, energy conservation, sustainability, leadership, research initiatives
  • Lessons Learned from My Most Challenging Public Project - game-changing projects, overcoming insurmountable obstacles, causes of building failures, "aha" moments
  • Adapting to Trends in Construction - labor shortages, generational differences, market cycles, speed of innovation, emerging business models

The submissions will be evaluated on relevance, quality of the topic, and presentation skills of the speakers. The speakers should be both engaging and entertaining to captivate the audience's attention throughout the presentation.

Content presented should be vendor neutral with no advertising or marketing information. OFCC may request select speakers to also participate in a brief panel discussion or Q&A with others in the same tract. Application does not guarantee placement on the agenda.

To be considered, please complete the Call for Speaker Proposal online application: Submit Proposal

Timeline:

4/11/17 - Call for speaker proposals opens
4/28/17 - Call for speaker proposals ends
5/12/17 - Proposals selected and speakers notified
5/30/17 - If selected, deadline for final session names, presenter information and other details.
6/16/17 - Conference session descriptions posted to OFCC Conference website.

Important Information
  • Photographs taken of OFCC Conference presenters are the property of OFCC and may be used for general OFCC promotional purposes.
  • Presentation materials/PowerPoint slides will be made available to OFCC Conference attendees via the OFCC Conference website.
  • Presenters are offered complimentary conference registration.
Questions?

Review our Frequently Asked Questions or contact Sue Meyer, 614-387-1049 or sue.meyer@ofcc.ohio.gov.

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