Thank you for your interest in presenting at an upcoming Creative Placemaking Leadership Summit & Knowledge Exchange. We are seeking several types of sessions:
*'How to' activities (workshops, panel discussions with interactive elements, demonstrations, etc.) of 90 minutes
*presentations of no more than seven minutes on new thinking or research, or innovative practice
*Mobile workshops (workshops involving tours or outside activities) of 90 to 270 minutes

We are planning five Leadership Summits and Knowledge Exchanges to be held in various communities around the United States.  The convenings are as follows:

*Southeast: March 15-16, Chattanooga, TN. Major theme: Creative placemaking in small towns and rural areas. Subtopics: Designing for wellness, diversity and inclusion, tactical urbanism| lighter, quicker, cheaper| demonstration projects, maintaining affordable spaces, creative placemaking in areas of persistent poverty.

*Southwest & Rocky Mountains: April 6-7, Denver (CO): Major themes: Entrepreneurship and equity. Subtopics: creative placemaking in frontier towns, creative placemaking in mountain towns, Latino creative placemaking.

*Northeast Corridor: May 3-4, Newark area (NJ). Major themes: Gentrification, making space for creativity (physical design), sports and arts.  Subtopics: Introducing creative placemaking to communities, funding

*Appalachian: June 22-23, Charleston (WV): Major themes: Local economic development and community wellness. Subtopics:  Building arts ecologies in isolated areas, invigorating arts in smaller communities, creative placemaking in industrial and post-industrial communities, placekeeping/ protecting the ethos of a community, building effective partnerships with elected officials, leaders of local non-arts-related businesses, and nonprofit organizations, building local arts communities, connecting to regional and larger arts markets, and mapping creative assets

*Capital Region (Washington DC area): October 5-6 or 19-20, College Park (MD).  Major themes: Protecting and developing historic, cultural and environmental assets; building a creativity ecosystem; empowering communities. Subtopics: Public/private partnerships, minimizing the negative effects of gentrification, policies and regulations, economic development, advancing social justice and equity, neighborhood preservation, public realm and public space, managing large-scale development, leveraging new investment to strengthen communities, leading community change, activating grassroots audiences, building creative economies in declining communities

Before submitting this form online, you may want to download a copy to become familiar with it.

Each session organizer will receive one free ticket to every Summit which they are invited to attend.  Any additional instructors or presenters will receive a 50% discount on their ticket to the event(s).  All instructors, organizers and presenters must register for the conference.

Leadership Summits helps creative placemakers build their skills and connections to improve their practice.  Participants come from the worlds of arts, public affairs, real estate and community/economic development.  

If you have presented or taught at an earlier Summit or Exchange, you're welcome to propose doing the same or a similar session.

Proposals received after November 22 will be considered, but preference will be given to proposals received by the deadline.

Questions? Please contact NCCP Program Coordinator Thomas Young  or at 973-763-6352, x2 or tyoung@art

* 1. Please consider my session for this (these) convenings:

* 2. Session title:

* 3. This session addresses these topic(s)... (check all that apply)
Note: If you don't see a topic listed, it means that we already have it covered through previously accepted sessions.

* 4. Session description:

* 5. What takeaways (skills, ideas, other) will participants get from your session?

* 6. This session is (is mostly) a...

* 7. If this is a presentation, what will you present that is new, distinctive or innovative? (500 character limit)

* 8. Who is/are the target audience for this session? (Check all that apply)

* 9. Please provide link(s) that would help the reviewers better understand  your topic or session. You can also send information to Thomas Young at tyoung@artsbuildcommunities.com (500 character limit)

* 10. Your contact information:

* 11. Other presenter/instructor contact information (if applicable) (if you aren't sure, write something that will help the reviewers understand the type of instructor/presenter you plan to invite):

* 12. Other presenter/instructor contact information (if applicable) (if you aren't sure, write something that will help the reviewers understand the type of instructor/presenter you plan to invite):

* 13. Other presenter/instructor contact information (if applicable) (if you aren't sure, write something that will help the reviewers understand the type of instructor/presenter you plan to invite):

* 14. Other presenter/instructor contact information (if applicable) (if you aren't sure, write something that will help the reviewers understand the type of instructor/presenter you plan to invite):

* 15. Please provide biographies of all instructors/presenters, etc. for your session (if you know who they will be):

* 16. Anything else you would like us to know?

* 17. Would you like to have an exhibit table to promote your work/organization in the exhibits area? (Fee: $100)

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