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.
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:
- They're centrally located in the downtown of Tulsa.
- They offer large spaces with different room configurations for presentations and discussions.
- 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)