Event Proposal Submission

UNESCO Chair in Technologies for Development: From Innovation to Social Impact
2-4 May 2016 | EPFL, Lausanne, Switzerland

Submission Procedure | Event Proposals | Responsibilities Event Organizer | Key Dates


Event Proposals

By hosting an event, you will have the opportunity to engage a wide range of stakeholders in discussions and debate around your topic that falls under one of the six thematic core areas of the conference. Tech4Dev 2016 encourages collaboration with other organizations in order to build partnerships and to bring a diversity of perspectives to the conference.

In order to ensure a diverse and dynamic program for Tech4Dev 2016 in terms of topics, geographic regions, and formats, the Conference Organizers might propose a merger between similar or complementary event proposals.

Responsibilities of the Event Organizer

The content, format, and program for an event proposal is entirely the responsibility of the event organizers, including recruiting presenters. As an Event Organizer you will be guided through the planning process by the Conference Organizers. However, all event speakers and attendees must register for the conference and any additional expenses are the responsibility of the Event Organizer. Meeting rooms and audio/visual equipment will be provided by the Conference Organizers. The duration of an event spans over 1.5 hours (90 minutes). The Event Organizer will need to report back to the Plenary Moderator, participate in the Plenary Session and present the main results of the event.

Key Dates [Event Proposals]

Event proposals should be submitted by 11 September 2015, using the prescribed template. Acceptance decisions will be made by 28 September 2015. Event Organizers will need to submit the finalized program (including presenters/speakers) to the Conference Organizers by 15 January 2016.


Event proposals submission closes

11 Sep 2015

Notification of event proposal acceptance

28 Sep 2015

Submission of finalized event program to conference organizers

15 Jan 2016

Discounted registration (Early Bird) for speakers, etc. closes

14 Mar 2016

Tech4Dev 2016 in Lausanne

2-4 May 2016