Call for Session Proposals

Press Release – Call for proposals

Session proposals

CIIC 2023 Conference Theme: Investing in Indian Country, Procuring for the Future
Construction in Indian Country (CIIC) 2023 National Conference presentations/education sessions should bring completed or ongoing and innovative solutions for tribal communities, research, and emerging technologies for CIIC’s principal focus areas:

Track 1: Indian Gaming and Hospitality – Updates to facilities regulations. Expansions and new engineering and construction opportunities. Lessons learned and best practices from previous facilities projects as Owners determine renovation projects.
Track 2: Residential and Tribal Housing – Challenges and solutions to building out, improving, and developing infrastructure and increasing living standards of tribal communities.
Track 3: Infrastructure Development and Improvements (public and private projects) – Public Private Partnerships (P3); ongoing or completed projects and best practices, the emerging manufacturing market. Supply chain/resource and personnel challenges and solutions. Emerging technologies and their applications to tribal communities.
Track 4: Tribal Leadership, Governance, and Economic Development – Governance that impacts the designs and construction of tribal communities, procurement processes, opportunities outlook, and diversifying tribal economy.

Presentations may reflect 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 on another.

Process of Selection

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, June 16, 2023, midnight PST or until all sessions are filled.
Notification of Selection: On/after Friday, June 23, 2023 (until all sessions are filled)
Final edits due for accepted session proposal for printing (abstracts/title/biographies/updated preferences): Wednesday, July 8, 2023
Deadline for Session Acceptance: Wednesday, June 7, 2023
Agenda announcement: Thursday, July 18, 2023
If selected, Speaker Registration is required. (Speaker rate is $285).

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 June 13, 2023. We suggest you make your final edits no later than the deadline, June 12, 2023. 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 the session may attract a large number of attendees?
How 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 3 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.