2017 Community Connections Conference Saturday, April 1, 2017 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Minneapolis Convention Center
Through a strong program of influential speakers, robust conversations, interactive exhibits, and best-practices, this year’s conference reflects a central purpose to strengthen and diversify neighborhood and community organizations and to better connect residents to City resources. The conference program will include Learning Labs of 60-75 minutes, and the program will draw upon the City’s Core Principles of Community Engagement and IAP2 principles.
Minneapolis 2040 The Community Connections Conference will feature an opportunity to participate in Minneapolis 2040, the City’s Comprehensive Plan update. Minneapolis 2040 will be the City’s 20-year vision to direct the physical development of the city into the future. Find out what’s happened so far in the process and discuss with City staff and your neighbors how to grow the city in health, equity and opportunity. Learn more at Minneapolis 2040.
Learn more http://www.minneapolismn.gov/ncr/communityconnectionsconference
Landscape architecture can be a tool to promote social, environmental and economic equity. This program will explore innovation and best practices in design and civic engagement, recognizing the changing demographics of our cities and countryside, to address environmental justice and invest in healthy and livable communities.
Conference sessions, speakers, and panels are in the final planning stages. Here is a taste of what you can expect at this year's education conference:
Conference Moderating by Regina Flanagan
Sessions led by:
Jeanne Ayers, Assistant Commissioner of the Minnesota Department of Health
Joy Marsh Stephens, Equity and Inclusion Manager for City of Minneapolis
CHS Field Securian Club 360 N. Broadway Street Saint Paul, MN 55101
PROGRAM 5:30 p.m. Appetizers/Cash Bar & People's Choice Award 7:30 p.m. Seated Dinner & Program 9:00 p.m. Evening Ends
FEES Registration closes April 14. The early bird deadline is on or before April 7 Members $85 ($65 early bird) Members + Guest $150 ($130 early bird) Non-members $100 ($80 early bird) Students $65 ($45 early bird)