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Speaker and Presenter Proposals


What we plan, and the ways in which we plan, have an immense impact on us and our biosphere. This year we are welcoming proposals related to the ISS's theme Sustainable by Design. Whether you are a civil engineer, architect, landscaper, UX designer, artist, community educator, or are engaged in shaping our future, come share how you are intentionally designing for a healthy, peaceful, resilient world. Presenters make the ISS the go-to event to learn, share and regenerate each year. Be a part of the ISS!

Submit a Proposal 
The call for 2024 speaker and artist (visual or performance) proposals’ will be open Thursday, August 17 through Friday, October 27. 

The ISS attracts thought leaders from business, government, non-profit, and academic sectors, creating a synergistic ecosystem, which amplifies the impact of our sustainability efforts across Utah and the Intermountain West. Grounded in growing sustainability successes, yet mindful of the challenges ahead, we are seeking proposals ranging from practical solutions to new innovative possibilities. We welcome diverse topics from all areas of sustainability. Additionally, we are seeking proposals exploring ways to effectively work together; from how to empower our communities and co-workers, to keeping ourselves healthy and sustainably engaged.
Speakers and artists may apply to present on either Thursday, March 21, 2024 (the main ISS day), or on Friday, March 22 (for a half or full day workshops). Come share bold ideas and a sense of common purpose as we work to address our collective challenges, embrace the opportunities they offer, and foster greater sustainability in our communities and the world. 
Submissions are open Thursday, August 17 and close on Friday, October 27. To help you prepare your proposal, submission questions can be found here

Suggest a Speaker!

Many of our speakers come from suggestions made by the ISS community.

If you have a great idea for a speaker, share your speaker ideas with us.

Whether you know of a great keynote, session speaker, or workshop leader your ideas can help inform the ISS.  

Session Types 

Presentations come in several formats, and speakers/presenters may host more than one session type:  

  • Speaker sessions: 50 minutes
  • Networking sessions: 50 minutes   
  • Workshops: Half or Full day
  • Artists/Performers: Give us a proposal, we will work with you.     

Participant Engagement

We encourage proposals that include innovative formats, which engage attendees on multiple levels, including interactions with fellow participants, hands-on activities, shared experiences, to name a few. 

The ISS is a dynamic and interactive event. We encourage presenters to engage participants, beyond Q & A, with the addition of artistic or outside-of-the-box elements.  

If you have questions, contact Bonnie at or 801-626-6326.