2017 Community Connections Conference Saturday, April 1, 2017 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Minneapolis Convention Center
Through a strong program of influential speakers, robust conversations, interactive exhibits, and best-practices, this year’s conference reflects a central purpose to strengthen and diversify neighborhood and community organizations and to better connect residents to City resources. The conference program will include Learning Labs of 60-75 minutes, and the program will draw upon the City’s Core Principles of Community Engagement and IAP2 principles.
Minneapolis 2040 The Community Connections Conference will feature an opportunity to participate in Minneapolis 2040, the City’s Comprehensive Plan update. Minneapolis 2040 will be the City’s 20-year vision to direct the physical development of the city into the future. Find out what’s happened so far in the process and discuss with City staff and your neighbors how to grow the city in health, equity and opportunity. Learn more at Minneapolis 2040.
Learn more http://www.minneapolismn.gov/ncr/communityconnectionsconference
Dates: Wednesday April 19, 2017 Wednesday July 26, 2017 Wednesday October 4, 2017
Bring your lunch or purchase downstairs.
About WILA-MN Minnesota Women in Landscape Architecture (WILA-MN) is a professional networking and mentoring forum that supports Minnesota women in landscape architecture including long-time practitioners, young professionals, undergraduate and graduate students, and women considering the profession. To get involved or learn more about WILA-MN you can contact Joan Nelson-MacLeod at 612.332.7522 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
In the 21st Century a chasm is widening. Now, more than ever, we must use our talents to meet and steward human needs and social realities in response to the changing demographics of our cities and countryside. Landscape Architects are perfectly positioned to offer community leaders creative design solutions that foster social, environmental, and economic equity. However, we cannot do this in a vacuum; we must continue to educate ourselves with new perspectives, else we stagnate.
Join us as we learn how landscape architecture and other professions can work together to implement new tools that promote equitable solutions.
Presenters will share programs, strategies, case studies, and methods of collaborating across professional boundaries that are at the vanguard today.
7:45 - 8:15 a.m.
Registration and Social Time
8:15 - 8:45 a.m.
8:45 - 9:45 a.m.
Advancing Health Equity in the 21st Century » Jeanne Ayers, Assistant Commissioner and Chief Health Equity Strategist for the Minnesota Department of Health
9:45 - 10:00 a.m.
10:00 - 11:00 a.m.
Design Justice Platform: Building a Collaborative Justice Framework to Organize the Activist Designer » Bryan C. Lee Jr., Place + Civic Design Director for the Arts Council of New Orleans
11:00 a.m. - Noon
Ethics Session Panel » Bruce Lemke, Plantscape, Inc. / Commercial Silk International » Bruce Chamberlain, Urban Designer at Loam LLC » Ellen Stewart, PLA, Landscape Architect for St. Paul Parks and Recreation
Noon - 1:10 p.m.
Lunch and Vendor Meet & Greet
1:10 - 2:00 p.m.
ReCAST Minneapolis: Advancing Equity and Resilience by Confronting Structural Racism » Joy Marsh Stephens, Director of ReCAST Minneapolis Program
2:00 - 3:00 p.m.
A Pipeline for Future Young Professionals » Matt Norris, Manager of Employer Engagement STEP-UP Achieve » James Olson, Career Pipelines Coordinator at STEP-UP Achieve » Damaris Hollingsworth, Vice President of THOR Design Plus
3:00 - 3:15 p.m.
3:15 - 4:15 p.m.
Causes and Effects: Equity Issues Along the Green Line » Regina Flanagan, PLA, Art ▪ Landscape ▪ Design LLC, Panel Facilitator » Jamil Jude, Director of the Minnesota’s History Theatre’s play “The Highwaymen” by Josh Wilder » Kristine Miller, PhD, Professor in the Department of Landscape Architecture at the University of MN » Gretchen Nicholls, Program Officer, Big Picture Project, Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC) » Metric M. Giles I, Executive Director, Community Stabilization Project, Stops Coalition Member and Co-chair, Landconnecter
4:15 - 4:30 p.m.
When: Friday, April 21, 2017 7:45 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
ASLA-MN's annual awards celebration is the marquee social event of our chapter celebrating the landscape architecture profession, allied fields, and this year's theme: Equity: Designing for the 21st Century. R.T. Rybak, CEO & President of Minneapolis Foundation, will provide a keynote address to start the evening.
Start the banquet with a tour of CHS! Small group tours will be available on a first come, first serve basis following the Education Event and through the cocktail hour for event attendees. No additional registration or sign up required.
DATE/TIME Friday, April 21, 2017 5:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. CHS Field • Securian Club, St. Paul
PROGRAM 5:30 p.m. Appetizers/Cash Bar & People's Choice Award 7:30 p.m. Seated Dinner & Program 9:00 p.m. Evening Ends
FEES The last day to register for early bird savings is April 14 Members $85 ($65 early bird) Members + Guest $150 ($130 early bird) Non-members $100 ($80 early bird) Students $65 ($45 early bird)