Educational Program Overview

Featuring dozens of educational sessions offered in a variety of formats, the conference offers high quality learning experiences and peer-to-peer networking for stakeholders looking for beginner basics to those needing more advanced training and connections. Each conference features:

img_1996Headliner Plenary Events

Headlined by dynamic speakers with a leadership story to tell, past keynoters have included thought leaders such as: Harvard economist Michael Porter; sustainability guru, designer, and architect William McDonough; Dr. Manuel Pastor, co-author of Just Growth-Inclusion and Prosperity in America’s Metropolitan Regions; new urbanism developer Christopher Lineberger, creative urbanist Charles Landry and many others. The conference has also included discussion panels of Mayors and other experts facilitated by a notable news media personality.

Informative Educational Programming

The backbone of the conference, each year’s educational program, features a mixture of traditional panel sessions complete with compelling presentations as well as discussion-first town meeting, roundtable, and other more conversational approaches.

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