2008 NAPC Annual Conference
A sea-change is underway. It is bringing major shifts in demographics, economics, migration patterns, and much more.
At this conference we will: - examine some of these major trends - explore how to think and plan effectively within this new context - exchange ideas about implications for our communities"Big picture" trends...and specific real-life best practices for community action
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- Make Hotel Reservations
- Conference Schedule, Topics, Speakers
- President's Message
- Save the Date Flyer
Introducing the 2008 Conference: Global Trends, Local Impact
"Big picture" trends, and specific real-life best practices for community action
A sea-change is underway, bringing major shifts in demographics, economics, migration patterns, and much more. At this conference we will:
- Examine some of these major trends and what they mean for our changing world and our work
- Focus in-depth on community planning implications of two key trends, immigrant populations and the aging of the population
- Explore how to think and plan effectively within this new context, and mobilize community awareness and action
- Exchange ideas about implications for our communities, with many examples and tools
Other conference topics will include developing disaster plans for councils and communities ...community strategies for meeting basic needs, gang prevention, linking people with employment, accessing public benefits, and more...engaging multiple sectors for community progress... understanding generational issues affecting workforce management and succession planning... successful social marketing campaigns...announcing a new online social network on community indicators...NAPC's work as part of a new national initiative sponsored by The Conference Board...and more.
Enjoy a festive poolside opening reception (Wednesday, May 7), then two full days of exciting sessions and networking opportunities (Thursday and Friday, May 8 and 9, ending Friday afternoon).
Participants will have opportunities to:…learn what works, from leading practitioners …develop valuable new relationships and exchange ideas, experiences, resources, and tools …learn more about NAPC…enjoy social and networking activities...get acquainted and have fun…experience one of America’s most beautiful beaches
This will be NAPC's first "beach getaway" conference, at the Sheraton Sand Key Resort on beautiful Clearwater Beach… http://www.sheratonsandkey.com/index.php. (It will also be the first NAPC conference without weekend sessions, in the hope that people can stay over afterward for well-deserved relaxation and fun.)
Register online. Early registration deadline (lowest fees): April 9
Join NAPC and attend at the “member” rate: Membership Form
As a means of exchanging information about members’ and related groups’ successful initiatives and latest publications, the Resource Fair has long been a conference highlight. Conference participants may bring materials for the resource tables, which everyone may visit throughout the conference.
After the conference, visit NAPC online – http://www.communityplanning.org/ – to view and download some of the conference materials and speaker presentations, and enjoy scenes from the conference on our online photo album.