Strong Towns Summit Speakers and Location Announced

We have three important announcements to share regarding the Strong Towns Summit, coming up March 30-April 1 in Tulsa, OK.


We have a great line-up of speakers and workshop leaders who are participating in the Strong Towns Summit:

  • Ash Narayanan - Ash serves as Director of Transportation Policy at 1000 Friends of Wisconsin. He'll give a presentation about his organization's work to stop unnecessary highway spending in Wisconsin and offer ideas for messaging and community organizing to make this happen in your own town.
  • Marielle Brown - Marielle Brown, a member of Strong Towns who has worked on transportation issues in a number of capacities, will share successful, low-cost traffic calming efforts and (if all goes well) offer a live demonstration.
  • Joey Durel (former mayor of Lafayette, LA) and Michael McGinn (former mayor of Seattle, WA) will speak as part of a live podcast recording about their experiences making local change and the common ground they find, in spite of being on different sides of the political spectrum.
  • Tony Dutzik - Tony serves as Senior Policy Analyst for Frontier Group, and he'll lead a workshop about highway boondoggles

More will be announced in the coming weeks and there's still time to submit a proposal to present at the summit. We have several slots still available and would love to include additional transportation-related workshops.

The Williams Company Theater

The Williams Company Theater


We're pleased to announce our main event locations: The Williams Company Theater (One Williams Center, WRC-1) and the Tulsa City-County Library (400 Civic Center). We'll spend Friday at the Williams Company Theater and Saturday morning at the library.

These locations are ideal for several reasons:

  1. They're centrally located in the downtown of Tulsa.
  2. They offer large spaces with different room configurations for presentations and discussions.
  3. Both spaces have been donated for our use.

Sincere thanks goes to the Williams Company and Tulsa City-County Library for welcoming us into their spaces and to Strong Towns member Sarah Kobos for her work in making this happen.


Finally, we've got a hotel selected and a room block (at the rate of $91/night) within walking distance to the Jazz Hall and other downtown amenities: The Hyatt Regency Tulsa (100 East 2nd St). You can reserve your room here or by calling 402-592-6464 or 888-421-1442 and mentioning the Strong Towns Summit.

Tickets are members-only right now. We'll make tickets for the summit available to the public next week.

(Top photo by camerafiend)