Date(s) - 02/01/2018 - 02/03/2018
Inspiration and Implementation
The nation’s largest smart growth and sustainability event places a strong emphasis on implementation tools, innovative strategies and new technologies that will help communities now.
The program will span three days with pre- and post-conference mobile workshops. The main program will kick off on Thursday afternoon, February 1, with a plenary starting at 1:30 PM, and continue through Saturday morning, February 3, closing at approximately 12:30 PM.
The 2018 conference program will feature eight focused thematic tracks that will provide participants an opportunity for a more dynamic, hands-on learning experience. Each track will be designed to create a peer cohort of practitioners that leave with a new tools, strategies, models and templates to integrate into their work.
The program will also feature exciting mobile workshops focused on local/regional model projects that will be connected to each of the thematic tracks. These workshops will be scheduled Thursday morning (Feb. 1) and Saturday afternoon (Feb. 3).
Participants, as always, will be able to attend sessions across tracks. Additionally, coordinated keynotes and networking activities will be included throughout the program to ensure that participants are learning and networking with a broad, multi-disciplinary national audience.
The 2018 program will also include NEW, dynamic interactive session formats to maximize participant engagement because we recognize that our participants have experiences, observations, successes and challenges to contribute to the dialogue around smart growth implementation.
Finally, pre-conference introductory sessions will be available on Thursday morning (Feb. 1) before the first plenary kicks-off at 1:30 PM to lay the foundation for core thematic tracks.