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Session Proposal FAQs

I'm interested in presenting at the summit. When can I submit a proposal (RFP)?

Proposals are being accepted now through Sunday, December 3, 2023 at 11:59pm ET.

Where can I find the link to submit my proposal (RFP)?

You can find the proposal submission link on our Proposal Application Page to submit an application. We cannot accept applications via email.

I have questions about the proposal application process. Can I get more information?

We're hosting two sessions on Zoom to help answer your questions. You do not need to pre-register, simply attend one of the sessions.


Monday, November 20, 2023    9:00 am PST/12 noon EST : Zoom link  Add to Google Calendar

Monday, November 20, 2023    12:15 pm PST/3:15 pm EST : Zoom link  Add to Google Calendar

What are the Sustainable Development Goals?

Please visit to read more about the goals. It’s important that your session proposal aligns with at least one of these goals as it is 10% of the total score.

I don't live in the Southeast region; can I still submit a proposal?

Yes, we will accept proposals from outside of the Southeast region, however preference will be given to those who reside and/or work in the following states: Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina, Florida, Kentucky, Tennessee, Alabama, Louisiana and Mississippi.


Who will be reviewing my proposal application?

The Program Committee consists of current practitioners in the field of creative placemaking and are located within the nine Southeast states represented by South Arts region. Committee members were selected based on their knowledge of the field and their ability to be objective as well as use critical thinking to score each proposal application.


How much is the honorarium?

The honorarium will be determined by the number of selected applicants. Each participant will receive an honorarium.


What is the discount for Selected Speakers?

Selected speakers will receive a discount to attend the Summit, in addition to an honorarium. Speakers will be notified when selected of discounted amount and a given a special code. All participants are expected to register and attend the Summit. Selected applicants will be given the option of attending the full Summit, or attending the Summit on the day of their presentation. There will not be registration available to attend only your session.

When will I be notified of a decision?

Applicants will be notified of final decision by December 18, 2023. The Summit may adjust this date depending on the number of applications received.


Why can’t I submit more than one proposal?

In order to allow for multiple perspectives, the Summit is only accepting one proposal per applicant this year. We suggest that you choose your strongest, and most relevant topic to present to have a better chance of acceptance.

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