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Call for Session Proposals

CIIC 2022 Conference Theme: Rebuilding Through Resilience
Presentations may reflect on the current status of the industry, share stories of resilience during the pandemic, give information about construction markets, lessons learned or provide insight on landmark bills that brought millions of dollars for Indian country. We’re sharing stories of resilience and breakthroughs with one another.

CIIC 2022 National Conference invites workshop/session proposals on all areas of construction practice, research and of allied fields. Proposals submitted will be for workshops and sessions offered at this year’s CIIC Conference.

Submissions should provide relevant and applicable ideas and solutions for urban/rural areas and/or on tribal lands in the following five tracks:

Track 1: Indian Gaming and Hospitality
Track 2: Residential and Tribal Housing
Track 3: Commercial and Infrastructure
Track 4: Tribal Leadership, Governance, and Economic Development
Track 5: Innovation, Technology, and Best Practices

The CIIC Conference Session Selection Committee will give special consideration to interactive, skills-building workshops with experienced and knowledgeable presenters. Workshops and presenters must appeal to one or more of the following groups (but not limited to): Tribal Enterprises, Tribal Officials, Tribal Leaders, General Contractors, Subcontractors, Suppliers, Architects, Planner or Engineers.

Workshop sessions are 90 minutes (Introductions – 15 mins, Presentation – 45 mins, Q&A – 30 mins).

The Mission of Construction in Indian Country (CIIC) is to support construction management education to benefit American Indian and Indigenous communities as they increase their capacities to manage their own affairs while determining their own destinies. Our Vision is that all Indigenous communities shall have the technical capabilities and personnel to manage construction activities at industry-best standards.

Selection Schedule

Proposal Submission Deadline On or Before: Wednesday, January 19, 2022 EXTENDED until all session are filled.
Notification of Selection: On/after Friday, January 28, 2022 (until all sessions are filled)
Final edits due for accepted session proposal for printing (abstracts/title/biographies/updated preferences): Tuesday, March 22, 2022
Deadline for Session Acceptance: Tuesday, February 2, 2022
Agenda announcement: Friday, February 4, 2022
If selected, Speaker Registration is required. (Speaker rate is $345).

Proposal Format

The conference session proposal form is divided into 5 sections. You may go back to edit your responses after you have submitted. All session proposals will be reviewed after TBA. We suggest you make your final edits no later than the deadline. We reserve the right to extend the proposal deadline and adjust the selection schedule, if the Selection Committee deems necessary.

Section 1: Primary Contact Information – This section is to collect contact information of the person who is the Primary contact. Required is best email and phone numbers to use in case of any sudden program changes (i.e. – room location, dates, times, etc.).

Section 2: Scope & Topic – This section collects details and information about your session.

Type of session (panel, presentation, workshop)
Audience level (novice, intermediate, expert)
Track selection
Session Title (10 words max limit)
Abstract (300 words max limit)
Session Description (500 word max limit)
File upload (optional, must have Google account)

Section 3: Rationale – This section assists the Conference Session Proposal Selection Committee with the rationale behind the proposal.

Why is the topic current and important?
Why this session may attract a large number of attendees?
Why the session differs from others; i.e., related workshops and conferences of similar topic?

Section 4: Presenters – This section collects information about the Presenters. Up to 4 Presenters per session.

Name, Title, Company/Org, Biography (bio-50 words max)

Section 5: Preferences & Survey – This section will collect your preferences and short optional survey.

Technical requirements: Does your session have spatial requirements or need the following: laptop, projector, sound, etc.?
Preferred session times
Survey (optional)


For questions or more information about our Call for Proposals, contact us.