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NEW for 2018 New Partners for Smart Growth Conference — “Call for Presentation Ideas”

Local Government Commission
Jun 30, 2017
San Francisco, CA


This national, multi-disciplinary, smart growth conference is coming to San Francisco, February 1-3, 2018.

The LGC and our partners are taking a NEW approach to developing the New Partners Conference program. The 2018 program will feature a total of EIGHT thematic tracks with six dynamic sessions in each, that will provide participants an opportunity for a more dynamic, implementation-oriented learning experience.

Tracks will be put together by subcommittees made up of national, statewide and local issue experts. 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. As the sessions are developed within each track, a strong focus on equity, diversity, and inclusion will be applied.

As part of this new approach, LGC will be conducting a smaller, more focused Call for Presentation Ideas (CFPI) that will launch on June 1 and be open through June 30. We are NOT looking for complete session proposals. Instead, we will be looking for presentation ideas, potential speakers for session topics, innovative tools, best practices, and case studies from around the country — for our track subcommittees to consider as they put together each track. The submittal review process will take place from mid-July through the end of August. All proposals must be submitted through an online submittal form on the conference website (proposals will not be accepted via fax or email).

This new approach will result in a program that 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 peer cohort of practitioners that leave with an implementation strategy and new models, tools, and financing strategies to achieve their community goals.

For more details on how to propose a presentation, case study, innovative tool, new technology, best practice, or model policy, visit

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See the New Partners for Smart Growth conference website.

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For more information contact:

Khrystyna Platte

Local Government Commission

980 9th Street, Suite 1700


California 95814

United States

Phone: 916-448-1198 ext. 306

Email: [email protected]

Published on:
June 1, 2017 - 12:00am
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