CALL FOR SPEAKERS
Submission Deadline: May 15, 2023
With approximately 500 attendees, the SPRE Summit will be an opportunity for community space operators, philanthropic leaders, social justice advocates, CDFIs, lenders, government leaders, real estate development professionals and more to connect, collaborate, and learn. During sessions, roundtables, and plenaries, we will explore how to create and operate community spaces for the common good, how real estate can be an effective tool for shifting power, and what’s next for community development, investment, and impact.
The SPRE Summit 2023 will feature 35+ sessions on a range of themes. Submit a proposal below to shape the conversation around community spaces, provide thought leadership, and support the social purpose real estate movement throughout North America.
The SPRE Summit 2023 sessions will cover 11 themes, including various components of social purpose real estate. The 11 themes are listed below with examples to help spark session ideas. When submitting your session proposal, please note that you will be required to select one of the themes listed below. Click on the Guidelines button below for additional details and guidance.
New approaches, innovation, resilience hubs, mixed-use with housing
Legal / Regulatory
Changes to laws, governance structures
Funding & Finance
NMTC, HTC, CDFIs, readiness, unlocking government and foundation support
Creating efficiencies, facilities and property management, programming
Trends, gaining community support, pre-development and planning process
Design with Community
Physical and programmatic design, universal design, sustainable design, trauma informed design, etc.
Community Asset Building
Power building through local ownership, land control
Place Making / Keeping
How spaces benefit their community, COVID response, health and food security, cultural place keeping, etc.
Shared Spaces 2.0
How community facilities are evolving to respond to needs
Impact & Evaluation
Data use to tell your story and gain support
Cross sector partnerships, micro-partnerships, public-private partnerships, etc.
Submit a Proposal
Session Proposals Due: 11:59 pm ET on Monday, May 15, 2023.
Presenters Informed of Selection Decision: Mid July
Questions about the process or proposals? Please email Elizabeth O’Brien at email@example.com.