250 SustainAbility Experts Coming to Kelowna

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The Fresh Outlook Foundation is hosting its 5th Building SustainAble Communities conference in Kelowna February 27th to March 1st. With more than 250 speakers and industry experts, it promises to be a must-attend event for everyone curious or passionate about community sustainability!

The program—inspired by 75 industry experts on 11 planning committees—features a variety of plenaries, breakouts, panels, workshops, debates, and interactive sessions to provide opportunities for enhanced communication and collaboration.

Day one’s Role Call session explores delegates’ specific contributions to community sustainability, and uses LEGO Serious Play to strengthen cross-sector awareness, dialogue, and problem-solving.

Day two features three streams: SustainAble Water Management, Social & Cultural SustainAbility, and a Learn Green. Earn Green! session for business people wanting to cash in on the move toward more sustainable business practices.

Day three, entitled Conversations That Count, features a variety of community sustainability topics including good governance, planning frameworks, public engagement, green buildings, transportation solutions, food security, sustainable economic development, and cross-sector collaboration.

Day four, focused on Leadership that Inspires, also features a variety of community sustainability topics, among them youth engagement, community design, zero waste, housing partnerships, cross-cultural collaboration, and successes in planning, agriculture, and GHG reduction.

Click here for the Program at a Glance.

As always, the cultural community will have a strong presence at the conference, with art, dance, and theatre to enrich delegates’ understanding and experience of community sustainability.

For more info and to register visit freshoutlookfoundation.org

Where: Delta Grand Resort (1310 Water Street)
When: Monday, February 27 — Thursday March 1, 2012, 8:30 am —5:00pm
How Much: Many different options, visit freshoutlookfoundation.org for registration fees.


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