PlaceMatters 2006 Conference - October 19-21, Denver, Colorado

PlaceMatters 2006 Conference - October 19-21, Denver, Colorado

Orton Family Foundation


On October 19-21, PLACEMATTERS06 will touch down in Denver, Colorado, heart of the Rocky Mountain region, bringing a variety of the best tools, processes and people to bear on some of the most critical land use challenges of our times. To explore the program and register today, visit

Conference highlights include:

• Keynote presentations by Steven Berlin Johnson, author of Emergence: The Connected Lives of Ants, Brains, Cities and Software and a leading voice on the future of technology in society and Pam Houston, Western novelist and author of Cowboys Are My Weakness.

• A host of dynamic sessions and panels addressing key regional and national issues and showcasing innovative tools and approaches, including:
- eParticipation technologies for enhanced civic engagement
- Transportation solutions for a growing West
- Tackling the big challenges of small town planning
- Tools and methods for integrating ecological and community
- Managing the ups and downs of amenity migration
- Planning with heart and soul in mind

• A creative day of participant-driven "Open Space" collaboration

• Use of eParticipation technologies throughout to gather feedback, capture ideas and package an agenda for ongoing collective action.

• Presentation of the inaugural PLACEMATTERS Innovator in Place Award with on-site award creation by artist Andrew Davis.

Register now for PLACEMATTERS06 to get early bird rates and reserve your place at

Related Link: PLACEMATTERS 2006 Conference

For more information contact:

John Fox
Orton Family Foundation
PO Box 295
Manchester Village
VT 05254

Phone: 802-367-6336
Fax: 802-367-6609
Email: [email protected]

Posted June 19, 2006

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