Open now! Share your session idea for the 2025 Public Works Officers Institute

May 29, 2024

Do you have an idea or project that other public works officials should learn from? Cal Cities is seeking unique, innovative session proposals for California’s premier education event for public works officers: the Public Works Officers Institute. Taking place March 19-21, in Universal City, the conference will bring together public works officials and others for three days of learning, sharing, and collaboration.

Take advantage of this opportunity to gain visibility and share your expertise by submitting a session proposal. The conference attracts leaders from around the state.

This year’s conference will offer educational and innovative leadership sessions across a variety of formats. Change is constant in cities. These sessions will support city managers by equipping them with the latest knowledge, resources, and tools to advance their communities.

What we’re looking for

Submissions from individuals, groups, businesses, and organizations on any topic of interest are welcome. Cal Cities encourages session proposals that are creative and modern in their programming and format.

A diverse volunteer group of Cal Cities members will review each proposal through an online survey. Proposals are evaluated on their broad appeal, topic timeliness, originality, innovation, interactivity, creativity, supporting evidence, the ability to provoke discussion or thought, and the absence of product or vendor commercialization.

The deadline to submit a proposal is Friday, August 9.

How to submit

Only proposals submitted online through the proposal form will be considered. There is a limit to the number of words for each proposal’s title and description. Be sure to read the instructions carefully as requirements differ between session types.

Visit the Public Works Officers Institute webpage for more information. For questions, please email Associate Manager, Event Program, Erin Wylder.