Why You Should Attend

Depending on your specific discipline, you may be wondering what the 13th Annual New Partners for Smart Growth conference (in Denver, Colorado) has to offer you. To find the answer you don’t have to look far. Upon reviewing the conference program and the sessions described there, the impressive list of national, regional and local experts and practitioners invited to speak, and the additional “special conference features” that include optional pre-conference sessions, tours that feature local model projects and interactive learning experiences; you will see that the topics covered will benefit professionals from a wide range of disciplines- including yourself! This dynamic event also offers you the opportunity to network with your peers as well as many different disciplines that have the same goal – building safe, healthy, equitable and livable communities for all.

The New Partners for Smart Growth Conference has made it a primary goal to bring you together with multiple disciplines to explore how partnerships can provide the political will, technical expertise, and the most effective action plans necessary to overcome inertia and change business as usual. These partnerships also help eliminate single-sector “silo-thinking” and the language barriers that make it difficult for various professions and interests to communicate with each other. By promoting multidisciplinary, non-traditional partnerships, we believe it is possible for you to achieve even greater success in creating more livable communities.

The LGC and our conference partners strongly encourage you to “step outside your discipline” and attend sessions under a variety of different thematic categories (or tracts). We believe you will find the information, tools, and networking opportunities under each category to be extremely valuable, and well worth you time.

About New Partners

Conference Organizers

"The challenges of the 21st century will require an unprecedented level of collaboration and innovation. Working together across disciplines, we can create communities that are resilient, prosperous and equitable. The New Partners conference will connect you to diverse experts, new strategies and cutting-edge tools that will help create positive change, starting with your community."
— Kate Meis, Executive Director, Local Government Commission
Michele Kelso Warren
916-448-1198 x308
mkwarren ‘AT’ lgc ‘DOT’ org

Rachael Ryen
916-448-1198 x327
rryen ‘AT’ lgc ‘DOT’ org

About the Event

A Green Conference

Why You Should Attend