The Southern California Regional Gathering: Santa Ana, CA

Strong Towns Southern California Regional Gathering

December 5th-6th, 2019

Santa Ana, CA

General registration is now open for both Thursday and Friday!

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The Southern California Regional Gathering brings the power of Strong Towns to bear on the issues facing the communities of Southern California. Check out the event agenda, including speakers and topics, right here.

Wednesday, December 4th: Regional gathering attendees will be guaranteed seats at the evening, pre-gathering kickoff Strong America presentation at the Frida Cinema.

Thursday, December 5th: Join Chuck Marohn and the Strong Towns team to discuss the basics of Strong Towns thinking, strategies for effective neighborhood investment, and the way transportation systems shape a strong town. This region-specific gathering will also include a roundtable discussion on the pros and cons of redevelopment agencies, as well as the opportunity to join Chuck and director Giorgio Angelini for Q&A and a screening of the documentary film Owned: A Tale of Two Americas

Friday, December 6th: Are you a gathering attendee whose interest in Strong Towns thinking includes focused efforts at solving a specific problem in your community? We are excited to invite you to participate in the Friday morning strategic planning session. This high-value, hands-on workshop brings the expertise of the Strong Towns team into the room to help you create an action plan for effecting real change in your place. Registration for Friday morning is limited, so register now if you are working on a problem that the Strong Towns team can help you solve!

Bonus books! All gathering attendees will receive a copy of Strong Towns President Charles L. Marohn, Jr.’s new book, Strong Towns: A Bottom-Up Revolution to Rebuild American Prosperity. Each participant in Friday morning’s strategic planning workshop will also receive a copy of Tactical Urbanism by Mike Lydon and Anthony Garcia.

Location: The Frida Cinema, 305 East 4th Street #100, Santa Ana, CA 92701 (View Map)

Cost for Thursday gathering: $100* (GET TICKETS)

Cost for both Thursday gathering and Friday hands-on workshop: $250*

Cost for Thursday evening documentary screening: $15, including free popcorn and soda. Add the film ticket to your gathering registration purchase in Eventbrite.

Cost for Wednesday evening Strong America presentation: Free. Just add a Strong America presentation ticket to your Eventbrite registration purchase to be sure we save your seat!

*Does not include meals, accommodations or travel.
Questions? Email Regional Gathering Coordinator, Miriel Reneau, at

More info coming soon, including a more detailed schedule of events and lodging / transportation information.