The nation’s largest smart growth and sustainability event, the theme for the 2016 New Partners for Smart Growth Conference is “Practical Tools and Innovative Strategies for Creating Great Communities” underscoring a stronger emphasis on implementation tools and strategies, and new technologies that will help communities. It takes place in Portland, Oregon from Februar 11-13, 2016.
The program will span three full days with optional pre-conference events scheduled for Wednesday, February 10, and post-conference events scheduled for Sunday, February 14. The main program will kick off on Thursday morning, February 11, with a plenary starting at 10:00 am, and continue through Saturday afternoon, closing at 4:00 pm.
The schedule includes a dynamic mix of plenaries, breakouts, implementation workshops, focused training sessions, peer-to-peer learning opportunities, and coordinated networking activities. It will also feature exciting tours of local model projects in and around the greater Portland region.
There will be something for everybody, from veteran experts to smart-growth novices, with over 75 sessions and workshops to choose from. Learn from hundreds of speakers who cross disciplines to share insights, valuable tools and strategies for making smart growth a success in your community. The program will be infused with sessions and case studies focusing on important social equity and environmental justice issues.