Call for Presenters: CTCNet Annual Conference, Seattle,

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From:           	Ryan Turner <rturner at>

The following comes courtesy of my colleague Stephen Quinn. There
is a particular interest this year on presentations that address
the nuts and bolts of policy and advocacy, as well as community
development. If interested, please follow details below.

Thanks much,

Ryan Turner
Director of Policy

Date: Thu, 26 Feb 2004 11:08:50 -0500 (EST)
From: "Stephen Quinn" <squinn at>
Subject: [CTC] CTCNet Conference session proposals due March 10

Please note - the March 10 deadline for submitting proposals to
present at the 13th Annual CTCNet Conference (June 11-13 in
Seattle) is less than two weeks away:


CTCNet is now accepting proposals for sessions at the 13th Annual
CTCNet Conference, "Building Connected Communities: The Power of
People & Technology".

Proposal Deadline: March 10, 2004
Conference Dates: June 11-13, 2004

Proposal Criteria & Guidelines: Preference will be given to
proposals that:

-Are oriented toward building skills and/or delivering resources
-Are interactive in nature -Are well-planned with regard to
session format, facilitation/moderation, accessibility for
participants with disabilities & usage of time -Have clear,
identified learning outcomes -Fit in with or relate to the theme
of the conference

All proposals should fit within one of the six tracks of the
conference (listed below), and sessions within each track should
somehow relate to the theme "building connected communities",
incorporating where possible issues of community and civic
engagement; diversity and accessibility; and the role of CTCs as
public community institutions.


All presenters must register for the conference, at the
discounted presenters' rate of $130. Accepted applicants will
recieve a 4-digit code to use when registering online, so it is
highly recommended that applicants WAIT to register until they
are notified whether or not their session has been selected.

Hotel & Travel:

The conference will be held June 11-13, 2004 in Seattle,
Washington at the DoubleTree Hotel Seattle Airport. The group
rate is $103/night plus tax (reference the CTCNet Annual
Conference). For reservations, call 1-800-222-TREE. The hotel is
located at 18740 Pacific Highway South, Seattle, Washington

Conference Theme & Tracks:

Titled "Building Connected Communities: The Power of People &
Technology," the 13th Annual CTCNet Conference will explore
emerging themes under the larger framework of community building
and its relevance for community technology centers as they engage
and connect diverse communities to effect positive change.

Community Development & Community Technology
This track will explore connections between Community Development
and Community Technology, covering topics such as community asset
mapping, microenterprise projects, sustainable business models,
community networking and the role of CTCs as public community

Organizational Capacity & Leadership
The track will provide program directors, staff, volunteers, and
funders with tools and strategies to ensure for organizational
success, including fundraising and development, staff & volunteer
management, accessibility and cultural diversity, community
collaborations and planning and budgeting.

Policy, Advocacy & Organizing
Focusing on policy efforts and civic engagement, this track will
include a range of topics addressing how community technology
practitioners & constituents can effect change at all levels of
public life, including civic & community engagement activities as
well as key policy issues at the local, state, regional, federal
and international level.

Program Design & Content
This track will cover programming at all levels of development,
and include sessions sharing best practices from replicable
program and curricula models, appropriate content and curriculum
development, lessons on program implementation, and innovative
case studies.

Research & Evaluation
This track will highlight best practices in program evaluation,
data collection and assessment as well as important findings &
statistics concerning community technology.

This track will discuss applications of technology to the
operational and programmatic needs of community technology
programs, including service delivery and organizational IT
infrastructure as well as how technology & technology
applications are being leveraged for community agendas.

Stephen Quinn
Member Services Coordinator
Community Technology Centers' Network (CTCNet)
1436 U St. NW STE 104, Washington, DC 20009
Tel: (202) 462-1200
Fax: (202) 462-3892
Email: squinn at <mailto:squinn at>

Join us for CTCNet's 13th Annual Conference:
"Building Connected Communities: The Power of People &
Technology" Seattle, WA ~ June 11-13, 2004

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