Planning conference

The Alberta Professional Planners Institute is planning a conference around themes related to community engagement. According to their website

“It’s time to name the elephant in the room. Or the herd of elephants, if that’s the case. Or at least to point out that there are many versions of what planning is, and ask what it could be?

“October 17—20, 2010 we gather to:

  • explore how to renew and sustain resilient communities
  • develop new ways of working together within our communities
  • create new connections and relationships
  • discover what planning for the future means in this world of uncertainty
  • see and create new possibilities”

They will be using a range of processes (many of which are used in the Art of Hosting)

“For most participants, this experience will look and feel different from the usual conference. Our assumption is that tapping into the collective wisdom in the room is what we need at this time. We will be hosting conversations using a variety of tools including  open space, world café and other tricks we have up our sleeve. The big name speakers for the conference will be you … our wide range of delegates!”

“We gather to draw on our diversity of perspectives as
• professional and aspiring planners
• community leaders
• developers and builders
• other community and development professions
• non-governmental organizations”

About Graeme Stuart

Lecturer (Family Action Centre, Newcastle Uni), blogger (Sustaining Community), environmentalist, Alternatives to Violence Project facilitator, father. Passionate about families, community development, peace & sustainability.
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