MU 2020 Call for Proposals Open until August 23

Are you ready to share your expertise with your AEC industry peers and become a crucial part of Continuing Education in a constantly-evolving field?

We are calling for professionals across all facets of the AEC industry to craft convincing proposals and submit them to us starting July 15.

If you are interested in submitting a proposal, think about why you want to present and the learning objectives that matters most to you. MU speakers are leaders, visionaries and key strategists in their disciplines. Isn’t time to add your name to this prestigious alumni list?

Need an ideas boost to get you started with your proposal? Keep these questions in mind when selecting a topic:

  • What industry trends you are noticing?
  • Did you develop a new workflow that drastically improves efficiency from which you think others would benefit?
  • Were you involved in a unique collaboration on a recent project that others may find interesting?


  • Architecture
  • Mechanical/Electrical/Plumbing/Piping
  • Engineering (Civil, Survey, GIS, Infrastructure)
  • Transportation
  • Reality Capture (Laser Scanning, Drones)
  • CAD Management
  • Programming
  • Visualization

Elements of a Success Proposal

Title: Descriptive NOT catchy. The goal is to have attendees understand immediately what this class is about based on the title.

Class Description: Describe the material that you will cover and the benefits to attendees. This should contain the individual products being taught and list any knowledge or skills or prerequisite classes needed.

Category: With which focused category does your proposal most closely align?

Relevant Topics: What topics does your class explore?

Class Format: Decide early if your presentation will take the form of an Industry talk, Instructional demo, Panel, or Roundtable discussion.

Learning Objectives: A good learning objective should capture the knowledge or skills that attendees will gain from attending your class in 125 characters (with spaces) or less, per learning objective, and should complete the sentence, “At the conclusion of this class, attendees will…” Proposals without 4 clearly outlined and defined learning objectives will not be considered.

Roundtable Subject: The question or situation that you’ll use to encourage collaboration and a shared discussion.

Social Media Class Summary (optional): A short blurb that tells attendees what your class is all about. This is typically a one-sentence summary of what attendees will learn in your class. If your class is selected, this summary will be used to promote your class on social media.

Relevant Software: Select all the relevant software that pertains to your class from the list.

Additional proposal elements: describe your ideal audience in detail. Don’t forget to include audience occupation, audience definition, audience description, level of expertise, prerequisite knowledge of skills and relevant industries.

Speaker Bio: Tell the world who you are, share your expertise, current position, work history, any professional awards received, academic qualifications and other conferences at which you have presented.