CALL FOR
PROPOSALS

terms of
participation

The call is open to all (researchers, practitioners, community members, creators and artists, managers, students, etc.). The summit will encourage exchange between the academic community, the professional practice world, and citizens. Students are strongly encouraged to submit their work.

Submissions will be received until November 20th, 2019. Proposals can be submitted in French, English, or Spanish. The proposal must indicate the language of communication. All submissions will be evaluated by the Program Committee and the announcement of successful proposals will be made by February 1st, 2020
Duration: 2 hours
Audience of 100 à 350 participants
Option 1: A round-table panel on a specific theme related to one of the axes of the summit, including a maximum of five contributors.

Option 2: A symposium or session centred around three or four individual communications (maximum 12 minutes each) followed by a period of discussion and questions (1 hour). The session should encourage discussion and exchange between 

SPECIFICATIONS
The session should encourage discussion and exchange between contributors/communicators, as well as the audience. At the end of the exchange session, each contributor/communicator should highlight, in one sentence, a key message related to the theme of the session and the discussion.

Note that the coordinators of a session can also contribute through a communication. In order to ensure a plurality of views, the program committee could suggest additional contributors to the proposal. 
HOW TO SUBMIT
Proposal submissions (option 1 and 2) should include:
- the affiliation and biography of the proposer (10 lines maximum);
- the title and a description of the session, including the problem (500 words maximum);
- suggestions of contributors (maximum 5) and their respective affiliations;
- the link with one of the four central themes of the summit; the dimensions of resilience targeted;
- 3-4 keywords. 
In the case of option 2, the proposal must also include the presentation of each communication, including:
- the title and the abstract (150 words maximum);
- the affiliation and biography of each contributor (10 lines maximum per person); 
Duration: 12 minutes maximum
Audience of 100 à 350 participants

A presentation of work/research results, ongoing project, etc. At the end of the activity, the contributor will have to highlight a key message related to his communication. 
SPECIFICATIONS
Note that the program committee will group together open communications around similar themes, and the number of communications will be limited in order to prioritize participatory activities promoting discussion, exchange, and collaboration.
HOW TO SUBMIT
Proposal submissions should include:
- the affiliation and biography of the proposer (10 lines maximum);
- the title and a description, including the problem (300 words maximum);
- the link with one of the four central themes of the summit;
- the dimensions of resilience targeted;
- 3-4 keywords. 
Duuration: 1 to 2 hours,
Audience of
20 to 50 participants
An activity can take different forms: case study, situational problem to solve, focus group, creative workshop, etc. The activity should encourage participation, exchange and collaboration between a variety of actors (academics, managers, students, policy makers, stakeholders, citizens, etc.) and aim for innovation. At the end of the activity, the participants will have to highlight a key message related to the theme of the activity. 
SPECIFICATIONS
Note that the proposer can lead his own activity or use a facilitator.
HOW TO SUBMIT
Proposal submissions should include:
- the affiliation and biography of the proposer (10 lines maximum);
- a short description (500 words maximum) including: title, activity format, type of actors involved, targeted objectives;
- the number of participants to be involved;
- the necessary modalities (equipment, necessary space, etc.);
- the link with one of the four central themes of the summit;
- the dimensions of resilience targeted;
- 3-4 keywords. 
A stage (850 persons), exhibition spaces, and performance spaces will be available to artists.

At the end of the performance or as part of the exhibition, the artist will have to highlight a key message on disaster resilience related to their work. 

HOW TO SUBMIT
Proposal submissions should include:
- a biography of the artist (10 lines maximum);
-the title of the creation;
- the creation context and the description of the work (300 words maximum);
- the modalities required for the exhibition or performance (size, support, space, duration, etc.);
- the link with one of the four central themes of the summit;
- the dimensions of resilience targeted;
- 3-4 keywords. 
Posters can show research/ project results or present ongoing projects. The author will have to include in their poster a key message on disaster resilience and the subject of his poster. Accepted posters will be on display for the duration of the summit. Authors may choose to present a poster in parallel with their communication or to present only a poster. 
SPECIFICATIONS
Note that the posters must have a maximum size of 120cm x 120cm or 4 feet x 4 feet. The choice of the print medium remains at the discretion of the authors (cardboard, paper or canvas).
HOW TO SUBMIT
Proposal submissions should include:
- the affiliation and biography of the author (10 lines maximum);
- the title and a summary of the poster (300 words maximum);
- the link with one of the four central themes of the summit;
- the dimensions of resilience targeted;
- 3-4 keywords. 

ADDITIONAL
INSTRUCTIONS

  • Each person may submit any number of proposals, but a maximum of two proposals from a given first author will be selected by the program committee.
  • Summaries of successful proposals will be published on the summit website (www.dr2020.ca).
  • Proposers agree to notify the organizers of the summit of any withdrawal at least two months before the event.
  • During the summit, the contributor must be present for the duration of the session or activity in which he participates out of respect for the other presenters.
  • It is mandatory for at least one of the proposers to register for the symposium and pay its registration fee by February 29, 2020; otherwise the proposal will be canceled.
  • The summit registration fees, travel, and accommodation are at the expense of the participants.
  • No refund of registration fees is possible. 

important
dates

  • Call for proposals closing: November 20th, 2019.
  • Successful proposals announcement: February 1st, 2020.
  • Preliminary program release: March 1st, 2020