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Twenty workshops were offered on Saturday, October 13. You can view the keynote and four workshops that were taped.

Conference at a Glance

8-9am | Registration, coffee chats, resource organization displays

9-10:30am | Welcome Address

10:45-11:45am | Workshops

12-12:45pm | Lunch

1-2pm | Workshops

2:15-3:15pm | Workshops

3:30-4:30pm | Workshops

4:30-5:30pm | Conference Closing and Reception (Monona Terrace)


Registration, Coffee Chat and Organization Displays - Register, get coffee and a snack, chat with fellow neighborhood leaders, and peruse displays of local organizations to learn how they can help you achieve your neighborhood goals.

9-10:30am: WELCOME & KEYNOTE

Mayor's Opening / Fred Kent, President of Project for Public Spaces Keynote Address

10:45-11:50am: WORKSHOPS

Engaging workshops with outstanding local leaders will provide valuable information, describe successful neighborhood projects, and share lessons learned. You will take away:

    • Approaches to influence major City planning initiatives for economic development, transportation, housing, the comprehensive plan, and more
    • Tips on kick starting and maintaining a dynamic neighborhood association and how to become a stronger, more effective neighborhood leader
    • An understanding of what the City’s Racial Justice and Social Equity Initiative is, and how it’s being used to make City policies more representative of all our citizens
    • Best ways to work with elected officials and City government
    • Neighborhood success stories, lessons learned, and practical tips for making your neighborhood a happier, healthier place to be

4:30-5:30pm: Closing and Reception

Informal Reception (at the Monona Terrace) - Gather with other neighborhood leaders for refreshments, relaxation and conversation about what you learned and how you will apply it in your neighborhood. Cash Bar.