The information provided below is intended to serve as a guide to our Call for Webinar Proposals. The Call for Webinar Proposals is currently open. If you have any additional questions, please contact us at education@aashe.org.

  • What is a webinar?
    A webinar is a virtual presentation and discussion (web seminar) presented live on the Internet using slides, documents and applications for the visual part and a landline telephone connection or computer microphone to provide a high-quality audio portion (a cell phone does not have good enough audio for a webinar). Webinars are recorded and made available for on-demand viewing via the Campus Sustainability Hub.
  • What is the purpose of the Call for Webinar Proposals?
    One of our top priorities is to ensure that our programming and professional development offerings represent the topics, issues, and voices that are most relevant to our membership. The Call for Webinar Proposals helps us to better serve our community’s needs by enabling members to propose and facilitate webinars on topics of interest, relevance and importance to them.
  • What is the timeline of the Call for Webinar Proposals?
    Our Call for Webinar Proposals typically opens in early fall and closes one month later. Presenters are notified of their status by December.
  • Who is the audience of AASHE webinars?
    The typical audience that participates in our webinars is drawn from the campus sustainability community. It includes faculty, students, sustainability staff and executives, as well as community members and businesses. The audience tends to be diverse both geographically and in the level of experience.
  • Do I need to be an AASHE member to submit a webinar proposal?
    Yes. If you are interested in becoming a member, please review the range of benefits that come with membership and contact Noah Swistak, Member Services Coordinator (noah.swistak@aashe.org), (888) 347-9997 ext. 128 to get started.
  • How do I submit a webinar proposal?
    During the Call for Webinars application period,  proposals are accepted through an online submission form. Only complete proposals submitted via the online form will be considered. However, if you would like to propose a webinar outside of this time, please contact us at education@aashe.org. Please note however that most of our webinar slots are filled with proposals received through the Call for Webinars process and we are often unable to schedule proposals received outside of this process.
  • May I submit more than one webinar proposal?
    Yes! An individual or organization can submit more than one proposal, but each proposal must contain all the specified information to be eligible for consideration. We will review each independently.
  • May businesses propose webinars?
    Businesses may gain the ability to offer webinars with AASHE through higher levels of business membership and/or conference sponsorship. In all cases, we require that business members who are presenting webinars include at least one higher education representative in the session to help make the webinar applicable to our audience. NOTE: Presentations cannot be sales pitches. If you are a supplier of products or services, please be sure your session content is based upon a relevant topic, concept or idea – not one of your products, services or proprietary information.
  • Do you offer compensation to webinar presenters?
    Unfortunately, we are not able to offer an honorarium or expense reimbursement to presenters.
  • How will AASHE evaluate webinars?
    AASHE staff review all proposals based on the following criteria:

    • The proposed session presents new, high-­impact and cutting edge ​research and initiatives.
    • The proposed session provides attendees broadly applicable and replicable ​content.
    • The proposed session offers inspiration, lessons, tools and new ideas ​which participants can apply to their institution, organization, or community.
    • The proposed session is well suited to a webinar format.
    • The proposed session includes a diversity of perspectives and/or enhances the diversity of our webinar offerings ​(e.g., by including content featuring or focused on institution types or groups that are typically underrepresented.

  • Will my proposed webinar change if it is accepted?
    We view webinars as opportunities to collaborate with presenters. As we consider your proposal, we may have ideas for a different scope or focus of the proposed content that will be discussed with you. Presenters will have the opportunity to provide feedback, but acceptance of certain topics may depend upon the presenter’s willingness and ability to modify the original idea. Please note that all proposed presenters may not be selected to present the webinar outlined in the submission. As part of our continued efforts to ensure participation by presenters of diverse backgrounds and institutional and/or organizational affiliations, we reserve the right to invite an alternate speaker to co-present the webinar with the submitter.
  • If my proposal is accepted, what is the commitment associated with serving as a presenter of an AASHE webinar?
    The commitments associated with developing and delivering an AASHE webinar include:

    • Participate in one planning call (which may include initial content planning session with AASHE and other presenters, as well as training on the webinar technology and rehearsal).
    • Keep webinar information up-to-date. If any changes occur to the content of the webinar please notify us immediately and propose a change to the webinar description. Likewise, if any changes occur with the presenters (adding, removing, change of titles or affiliations), please notify us immediately so we can keep the webinar listing up-to-date
    • Promote your webinar. We have found that presenter promotions can significantly boost total attendance so please be sure to share the webinar with your networks through email lists, social media and other web-based channels.
    • Present the webinar.

  • What are the technical requirements to present a webinar?
    AASHE uses GoToWebinar to broadcast its webinars. As a presenter, you will need access to a computer in a quiet area with a high-speed Internet connection as well as a microphone and speakers or a landline telephone (not a cell phone). Please download the citrix app on the computer you will use for the presentation. Learn more about GoToWebinar’s technical requirements.
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