Registration Deadline Fast-Approaching for New Partners for Smart Growth Conference!

Registration Deadline Fast-Approaching for New Partners for Smart Growth Conference!

Local Government Commission

REGISTRATION - The deadline is fast-approaching to register for the 10th Annual New Partners for Smart Growth Conference, February 3-5, 2011 in Charlotte - the January 14th deadline is just 4 days away! Avoid late fees and reserve your place NOW at this not-to-be-missed event!

HOTEL RESERVATIONS - The Westin Charlotte Hotel is already sold out for this event. The Omni Charlotte Hotel is also offering the group rate of $95 single or double occupancy - call the Omni at 800-843-6664 and indicate you are attending the New Partners Conference to receive the group rate until January 19th. We expect the Omni to sell out as well so make your reservations NOW! Reservations made after January 19th will be accepted on a space-available basis only and the group rate is not guaranteed.

ALL SESSIONS AICP ACCREDITED - The conference program features over 100 dynamic plenaries, breakouts, implementation workshops, trainings, and 12 tours. All of the sessions have been approved for AICP Accreditation!

DIVERSITY SCHOLARSHIPS - As of this date, there are still some Diversity Scholarship Funds available for the conference! Please visit the scholarship page of the conference web site for eligibility criteria and an application. The remaining funds will go quick so don't delay!

ACTION-PACKED PROGRAM - The multi-disciplinary program is packed with sessions on numerous cutting edge smart growth and sustainable communities topics, including health, tools and communications, implementing smart growth, climate change and energy, equitable development, financing and real estate development, affordable housing and green building, green jobs, redevelopment, leadership and partners, transportation, infrastructure, schools and institutions, small towns and rural development, and land preservation. While there are thematic tracks, sessions within each track are designed to attract a multi-disciplinary audience, furthering our goal of encouraging participants to network and learn with others outside the sectors they typically work in.

NETWORKING OPPORTUNITIES - This year, the conference organizers are providing several more opportunities within the program for participants to network around timely issues such as the challenges of smart growth in small towns and rural areas; new federal technical assistance for sustainable communities; advocacy building; and continuing the conversation on better connecting environmental justice, equitable development, and smart growth - just to name a few!

EQUITABLE DEVELOPMENT - Get started a day early "Achieving Equitable Development" -a daylong workshop scheduled for February 2nd - focuses on capacity building by empowering neighborhood and community-based organizations to engage on growth and development issues in their neighborhoods, communities and regions. Visit the Special Features page of the conference web site to see an agenda for this dynamic workshop. A nominal registration fee applies.

TOURS - The conference also features 12 tours of local model projects throughout Charlotte and the Region, as well as a dynamic 2-1/2 day pre-conference Smart Growth Tour: Big City, Suburbs, Small Towns, Old and New conducted by walkability expert Dan Burden. Visit the Special Features and the Conference Tours pages of the conference web site to get more details on these exciting tours!!!

REGISTER NOW - For more details on the conference program, tours, pre-conference events, and to REGISTER NOW, visit The registration deadline is January 14th!

See the New Partners for Smart Growth conference web site at

For more information:
Michele Warren, Local Government Commission
1303 J St., Suite 250, Sacramento, CA 95814 US
phone: 916-448-1198 ext. 308
email: [email protected]

Posted January 6, 2011

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