Strong Towns: This Is Not a Conference

st-temp-logo members are invited to join the Strong Towns National Gathering. It’ll be local. It’ll be educational. It’ll be September 12 – 14, 2014.

This is not a conference, but a gathering.

Strong Towns is hosting it’s first National Gathering in two weeks in Minneapolis, but it’s aim is entirely different than that of a “conference“. The idea is to participants to actually help shape the future of the organization and set a strategic agenda.

Don’t expect to be sitting in a room watching PowerPoint presentations. You are the program. The neighborhood is the classroom.

The Gathering will be neighborhood centered [at 38th Street and Nicollet Avenue] in Kingfield. It’ll be utilizing restaurants and community meeting spaces within walking distance of that intersection, with the opportunity to venture out in the evenings to Uptown, Lyn-Lake or Eat Street.

WHEN: September 12, 2014 at 12pm – September 14, 2014
WHERE: Sabathani Community Center [310 E. 38th St. MPLS] members benefit: Saturday, Sept. 13 at 9:00 PM – Movie Showing on the Piazza on the Mall – Come to watch a semi-public screening of The Human Scale – a story about the work of Jan Gehl [Watch the Trailer] @ Westminster Presbyterian Church [1200 S Marquette Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55403]
EDIT: [9:33pm] — You can register for a one day Friday or Saturday. Strong Towns will be re-envisioning a new set of transportation principles and using MSP as an example at the Transit session Saturday afternoon. See the schedule here.