Early-Bird Registration Rate Extended! — 17th Annual New Partners for Smart Growth Conference

Local Government Commission
Wednesday December 20, 2017
Location: San Francisco, CA

The Early-Bird Registration rate has been extended to December 20th for the 17th Annual New Partners for Smart Growth: Practical Tools and Innovative Strategies for Creating Great Communities Conference. For the first time ever, this dynamic event will be held February 1-3, 2018 in San Francisco, CA.  

Inspiration and Implementation
This year, the conference program will focus on “inspiration and innovation,” and will feature eight focused thematic tracks, and will provide participants with an opportunity for a more dynamic, hands-on learning experience. Each track will focus on a set of topics strongly connected to timely community issues or challenges, with smart growth as the thread woven between and throughout each track.

The 2018 program will allow participants to go deeper into a topic, while continuing to connect back to broader placemaking efforts with a multidisciplinary group of partners tackling community challenges. Each track will be designed to create a multidisciplinary “peer cohort” of practitioners that leave with an implementation strategy and new models, tools, and financing strategies to achieve their community goals. This year’s tracks are:

  • Building Capacity in Small Towns and Rural Communities
  • “One Water” for Resilient Communities
  • Adapting to a Changing Climate
  • Improving Transportation Accessibility and Connectivity
  • Designing Healthy Communities
  • Creating Housing for Everyone
  • Planning and Designing Smart-Growth Communities
  • Inclusive Prosperity of People and Place

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.

Conference Tours
This year’s conference will feature 14 tours of local model projects which fall into the eight focused thematic tracks. Be sure to pre-register for one of the tours held on Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday before and after the conference!

Pre-Conference Workshop
A pre-conference workshop, Advancing Racial Equity: Seizing the Moment, will take place on Thursday morning. Register for this workshop on the Government Alliance on Race and Equity (GARE) when registering for the full conference!

Become a Promotional Partner and Get a Discount on Registration!
All Promotional Partners for this year's conference will receive a $25 discount on the regular registration rates. Become a Promotional Partner today by visiting www.newpartners.org/promotional-partners/ to take advantage of this exclusive offer!

Hotel Reservations — The deadline to receive the group room rate of $209 (single or double occupancy) at the Hilton San Francisco Union Square Hotel is January 8, 2018. Make your reservations by visiting https://aws.passkey.com/go/LGC2018 or by calling 1-800-HILTONS and indicate you would like to book with the New Partners – LGC 2018 group.

Follow us on Facebook — The New Partners for Smart Growth Conference is on Facebook! Get the latest current event updates and start networking with others planning to attend!

Follow us on Twitter — The New Partners Conference is on Twitter! Follow us @NewPartnersConf

Visit www.NewPartners.org for detailed information on the conference program, tours of model projects, invited speakers, hotel and transportation information, and to REGISTER NOW!

For more information contact:

Khrystyna Platte
Event Coordinator
Phone: 916-448-1198 ext. 306
Email: [email protected]

Posted November 30, 2017

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