9th Annual New Partners for Smart Growth Conference

February 4-6, 2010
Seattle, WA
The 9th Annual New Partners for Smart Growth Conference will be held at the Washington State Convention and Trade Center and Sheraton Seattle. Today, more than ever, we are faced with environmental and economic challenges that will define our generation, shape our future, and test our resilience as cities, regions, states and a nation. Join leaders from across the U.S. to tackle these challenges head-on and demonstrate solutions to curbing greenhouse gas emissions by reducing our dependence on foreign oil, creating a green economy, and building more livable, walkable, and healthier communities.

The program will include the latest research, cutting-edge implementation tools and techniques, best practices, model projects, policies and codes, coordinated networking activities, interactive learning experiences, and new partners. Most importantly, this dynamic event offers you the opportunity to network and coordinate with your peers as well as practitioners from many different disciplines.
The conference will draw an audience of local elected officials, city and county staff, landscape architects, developers and builders, planners, transportation professionals and traffic engineers, public health professionals, architects, bankers, realtors, urban designers, parks and recreation professionals, school superintendents and board members and facilities staff, environmentalists, crime prevention professionals, advocates for older adults and youth, bicycle and pedestrian advocates, advocates for social equity and affordable housing, labor representatives, and all others committed to building safer, healthier, and more livable communities everywhere.
The program will span three full days. There will be some pre-conference tours scheduled for Wednesday, February 3rd, but the main program will kick-off on Thursday morning, February 4th and continue through Saturday afternoon. The three-day schedule includes a dynamic mix of plenaries, breakouts, implementation workshops, specialized trainings, peer-to-peer learning opportunities, and coordinated networking activities. It will also feature exciting tours of local model projects in Seattle and the greater Puget Sound Region.
There will be something for everybody, from veteran experts to smart-growth novices, with close to 90 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.
Call for Session Proposals
Deadline: June 26, 2009
The Submittal Form and Instructions are now posted on the conference website and are available to download. This form should be used to submit any proposals for breakouts, workshops, trainings, tours, or networking activities.
The Local Government Commission is conducting a formal Call for Session Proposals (CFSP) process for the 2010 New Partners for Smart Growth Conference program. This process will be open from May 18th through June 26th. The submittal review process will take place from July through late-August 2009, and those selected for inclusion in the final program will be notified by early September, if not sooner.
If you are interested in submitting a session proposal for consideration for the 2010 conference program, please carefully read the CFSP Instructions document. Then, complete and submit the CFSP Submittal Form via email. If you would like to submit more than one proposal, you will need to use a separate CFSP Submittal Form for each proposal.
All submissions will receive an email acknowledging receipt by the LGC. If you do not receive such an email within 72 hours of submitting your proposal, please contact Michele Warren to confirm your proposal has been received.
Submit a Session Proposal