Strong Towns is pleased to introduce a series of regional gatherings —
and we're kicking it all off in Plano, Texas this October.
Join us for the North Texas Strong Towns Gathering.
Date: Wednesday, October 3 – Friday, October 5, 2018
(Optional Curbside Chat on Wednesday evening. Main events run from 8:30 a.m. on Thursday through 12:00 p.m. on Friday.)
Location: Downtown Plano, TX (Main location: event1013)
(*Does not include meals, accommodations or travel. Most event locations will be within walking distance of one another.)
Tickets: Available exclusively to Strong Towns members through August 31st. Members, check your email for your exclusive registration link, or email member support. Registration will open to the general public on September 1st.
What is the North Texas Strong Towns Gathering?
Join Strong Towns in Texas to talk about all the ways each of us can work to make our places stronger, better places to live.
The North Texas Strong Towns Gathering will include three days of transformative events. On Wednesday, October 3rd we'll kick things off with the Curbside Chat from Strong Towns President Chuck Marohn at the University of Texas Arlington. The Curbside Chat is a classic Strong Towns presentation that reveals why so many of our communities are struggling to pay for basic services despite decades of seemingly robust growth. This free, public presentation is open to registrants and all members of the local community.
On Thursday, Gathering registrants only will take part in a full day of workshops, lectures and breakout sessions led by local, regional, and national practitioners who know what it takes to build a strong town.
And on Friday, October 5, registrants will move into a full morning of “next step” roundtables designed to send us out into the world with the tools and relationships we need to make our places stronger.
Thursday and Friday events will be held in venues along Plano’s 15th Street, a lively, walkable main drag that showcases the best of the region. All venues will be fully accessible.
All attendees are welcome to attend the North Texas gathering. However, please be aware that the speakers and issues discussed will have a regional focus on North Texas. We plan to host three similar gatherings in other regions of the U.S. in the coming year; join our email list to find out more as the remainder of the series is announced.
Questions? Contact our Gathering Coordinator Ivy Vann at email@example.com .
Schedule, Transportation, Speakers and More
More information coming soon.
What is the Regional Gathering series?
After years of demand from towns and cities across the country, Strong Towns is launching a new Regional Gathering series, beginning with the North Texas region. The Regional Gathering will bring together community leaders from across the region to share ideas and stories, as well as to map a revolutionary way forward to create enduring prosperity. At our first gathering, we will focus on the struggles and opportunities unique to communities in North Texas, as well as issues affecting the region as a whole.