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Call for Proposals

Call for Proposal for Summits in EMEA and North America is now closed.

  • 2018 Summit Theme
  • 2018 Call for Proposals
  • 2018 Call for Reviewers
  • Reviewer Applications Closed
  • Luminary Award

What's Next? Exploiting Uncertainty

How do you plan for change when you don't know what the change will be? Forecasting is always fraught with peril, but the best leaders are agile and use uncertainty as an agent for change.  Today's trailblazers examine emerging megatrends in order to better understand how they are reshaping the way we live and do business. They think about global shifts, the implications for organisations, industries and wider society.  They dig deep, search for innovative solutions, and set a strategic direction forward. They are able to exploit change and uncertainty, rather than be limited by them.

The 2018 Summit Theme, What's Next? Exploiting Uncertainty is a call to action.  This is your opportunity to share thought leadership on key challenges facing the world and corporate real estate's (CRE) proactive response to drive business success.

Your proposal should help the Summit attendees find answers to pressing questions such as:

  1. Is our real estate portfolio treated as an asset and managed with the latest technologies and best practices? Is it agile?
  2. Are the enterprise workplaces, in fact, a set of independent locations that together foster communications, co-working and collaboration?
  3. Is CRE an advanced planning and thinking organisation or just a "glorified" order taker?
  4. Are your environmental practices considered state-of-the-art?
  5. How are you measuring country risk and finding the right balance between risk and reward? How up-to-date is your business continuity plan?
  6. What is next? How are you preparing for emerging technologies such as Artificial Intelligence (AI), Cognitive Computing, Robotic Process Automation (RPA) as they continue to impact, develop and grow within all global enterprises?
  7. How is real estate helping your company find and retain talent at the enterprise level?
  8. How are shifting demographics, new skill requirements, technology, rapid innovation, and growth into emerging markets and greater complexity changing the way we work?
  9. How are you thinking differently about space, workspaces, place, relationships, sharing, communities, and user-centeredness?
  10. Have you been able to achieve quantifiable business value through an improved employee experience?

We look forward to receiving your proposal!

Explore the Uncertain

We seek proposals that solve problems in new ways and address the future. Your colleagues desire more content than just a CRE-specific case study or the panel of SMEs. We will be looking for innovative session formats and a deeper explanation of how you will engage the audience. When submitting your proposal, consider some of these thoughts:

  • How new insights from other disciplines are linked to real estate concerns
  • Share emergent ideas, successes, failures and lessons learned
  • Think deeply about providing content from colleagues, coworkers or presenters outside of CRE and then contextualise the content back to the profession
  • How insights gleaned from other professions can lead to conceptual leaps and radical changes
  • Write in a way that will draw the attention of your peers, spark their imagination and stir their curiosity to learn from your mistakes and successes making your session a "must-attend" at the Summit.
  • If you are a service provider, partner with an end-user to provide a variety of perspectives, successes and lessons learned.

Game changing trends are redefining our work, lives, societies and planet. Preparing an organization for this future is not an easy task. It means thinking differently, having a point of view on the future and how to act on it today.

Key Dates

28 November 2017 Call for Proposal Opens – Global Summits in EMEA & North America
26 January 2018 Call for Proposal Closes – Global Summits in EMEA & North America
5 February – 2 March 2018 Reviewers at Work – Global Summits in EMEA & North America
12-15 March 2018 Global Summit in Asia (Ritz Carlton, Millenia, Singapore)
Early April 2018 Notifications of Acceptances – EMEA Summit
Late April 2018 Notifications of Acceptances – North America Summit

Purpose of Reviewers

CoreNet Global seeks reviewers from around the world to evaluate education session proposals for the 2017 Global Summits. Peer reviewers are critical to ensure the high quality of the Summit education experience by thoughtfully assessing the proposals for exceptional presentations. CoreNet Global uses peer reviewers to help vet content for all Global Summits. There is a strong desire to provide a diverse, global mix of content at each Global Summit we do and this requires a diverse, global mix of subject matter experts to carefully review, rate and provide feedback on content proposal submissions.

We invite you to be part of the Call for Proposal peer review process, to enable us to feature learning that truly reflects our members' interests and needs.

As a reviewer you will help evaluate the proposals for the breakout sessions. You will be given criteria to evaluate the proposals so that all submissions are consistently and fairly evaluated. All proposals must be evaluated during 21 August 2017 - 22 September 2017 for the APAC region and the review period for the EMEA and North America regions is 5 February 2018 – 2 March 2018.

Basic Requirements for Reviewers

  • Expertise in corporate real estate
  • Must be a CoreNet Global member
  • Must have attended at least one CoreNet Global Summit
  • Commitment to complete review of all assigned proposals by 22 September 2017 for APAC and by 2 March 2018 for EMEA and North America regions.

Guidelines for Reviewers

  • Reviewers will be invited to a webinar on 8, 10 or 17 August to learn how to assess the proposals.
  • All Reviewers must read and accept the Terms & Conditions found at this link.
  • The Global Summit Reviewers cannot contain more than two Reviewers from the same company. The Global Summit Reviewers will evaluate content for the APAC, EMEA and North American Summits held in 2018.
  • CoreNet Global will retain ultimate responsibility for the final Summit Breakout Session Program selection.

Terms and Conditions

Please review the following Terms and Conditions for participating on the as a Global Summit Reviewer.

  1. Conflict of Interest: To avoid any conflict of interest, please disqualify yourself as a reviewer for any specific Submission where
    1. The submitter is from the same company as yourself or
    2. You acted or will act as a paid consultant to the company, or will gain some benefit from the project in the submission; or
    3. You have any affiliation or financial interest in the firm or persons submitting this proposal.
    4. You have any reason to suspect a conflict of interest.
  2. Confidentiality: All materials shared with Summit Reviewers is confidential to the CoreNet Global Summit planning and to the companies that submit them. They are not to be shared with others. All Summit programming updates to parties outside of the reviewers will be provided officially by CoreNet Global staff.
  3. Review: All Content Submission Reviews will be completed online by the agreed Reviewer only, via the link provided by CoreNet Global within the timeframe outlined above.
  4. Contact with Speakers: Summit Reviewers should not reach out to/make commitments to submitters or potential speakers mentioned in Content Submissions. All communication with Submitters, Speakers and representatives from affiliated companies will be conducted by CoreNet Global staff.
  5. CoreNet Global: Does not pay stipends to Summit Reviewers. Your valuable contribution will be recognized in a General Session at the Summit.

CoreNet Global reserves the right to use your name, title and company name in pre- and post-Summit marketing materials.

Timeline for Reviewers

Date Action
31 May Call for Reviewers Opens
10 Jul Call for Reviewers Closes
13 14 Jul Reviewers Receive Notification of Acceptance
8 Aug Reviewers Webinar – EMEA
10 Aug Reviewers Webinar – NA
15 Aug Reviewers Webinar – APAC
21 Aug Reviewers begin to evaluate the APAC Proposals
18 Sep Deadline to complete review of all assigned APAC session proposals
5 Feb 2018 Reviewers begin to evaluate the EMEA & North America Proposals
2 Mar 2018 Deadline to complete review of all assigned session proposals for EMEA and North America Summits

Reviewer Applications Closed

The Call for Reviewers is now closed. Thank you for your interest in reviewing Summit programming for our three Global Summits.

Each year the top-rated speakers from each Summit are recognized as Luminary Award winners.  The award is a symbol of excellence, presented to those achieving performance ratings in the top 10% of all speakers at each Summit. The Luminary Award recognizes the attainment of 'eminence' and 'inspiration' amongst our speakers. The Luminary Awards will be presented at the next regional Summit.

Congratulations to the current and past winners!

2016 Luminary Award Winners (PDF)

2015 Luminary Award Winners (PDF)

2014 Luminary Award Winners (PDF)

Contact Us

Becky Binder
Vice President, Content Strategy & Development
Phone: +1 (404) 589-3215

Angelina Mullins
Manager, Global Summit Programming
Phone: +1 (404) 589-3235