What Kind of Presentation Can I Create?
Presentation Formats: Please click here to view the accepted formats for PWX 2019
How Are Presentations Selected?
All submissions are reviewed and evaluated by the PWX Program Review Committee. The evaluation process is competitive. Your success in the selection process depends on how well your proposal supports these primary criteria:
- Practical application – Information can be used in day-to-day work settings, lessons-learned, how-to-do-it strategies
- Leading-edge – Addresses emerging trends and technologies, innovative concepts and approaches, solutions that provide improvements to the provision of public works services.
- Relevance and clarity - Content is interesting and useful to a significant number of expected attendees. Learning objectives are clearly stated using active verbs that indicate how the participants will benefit from the information presented.
- Balance - The PWX Program Review Committee will also review for balance to ensure that all public works functions are adequately covered in the overall education program, that any one topic area is not overrepresented, and that any one speaker or organization is not disproportionately represented among the final selections.
Click here for instructions on how to write appropriate learning objectives.
All proposals must include three (3) learning objectives that indicate how the attendee will benefit from the presentation. The learning objectives must be worded in response to the phrase: “At the conclusion of this session, participants will be better able to________”.
What are the rules?
No sales-pitches please!
Direct promotion of a speaker’s/company’s products, services, or monetary self-interest are not appropriate for education sessions. The public works audience appreciates learning about technologies, services, concepts, and new approaches; but are sensitive to the sales promotion approach. We recommend that you describe in your proposal how the public works/end-user perspective will be featured in your presentation.
Speaker registration and travel expenses
Speakers at PWX are also considered attendees and are expected to pay their own travel expenses and the appropriate member or non-member PWX registration fee. If you plan to attend PWX only on the day of your presentation, you may qualify for a complimentary single day registration. However, if you plan to attend the entire PWX event or an additional day beyond your presentation day, you must register and pay the applicable registration fees.
When will I know?
Review process and schedule:
The review process involves reviewers and is lengthy. Submitters will be notified of the accept/decline status of their proposal by the end of March 2019.
How do I apply?
Attention: This is very important!
Please compose and save your abstract title, description, and learning objectives in a Word document first. Then you may cut and paste them into the online submission form. This form does not save any of the information until the full form is completed and you click on submit.
Submitting your proposal is easy! You must use the official abstract submission button found on the bottom of the page after following the directions listed above.
Important FYI: Abstract Account
Please read this before clicking the Submit Abstract Button.
After clicking on the Submit Abstract Button, you will be prompted to create an account for Abstract Submission. This login is for abstract submission only and is not related to any other APWA account login you may have. All correspondence to you about this submission will be to the email address you list when you set up this account.
If you are submitting more than one abstract proposal for the 2018 Public Works Expo (PWX), you may use the same login account to submit all of your NASC proposals. If you plan to submit abstracts to both PWX and NASC this year, you can have the same passwords and login account.
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