NextGen8 - Only at CNU 19!

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This year NextGen is hosting not only a day of Programming and some fantastic extracurricular events during the congress - but is also hosting an off-site working session space, the Urban Project Lodge with get-involved-worthy programming going on daily Tuesday-Sunday. For a full side by side schedule of Congress and Urban Project lodge events head here.

Another change is the date - last year the NextGen day of programming was held on Thursday, the first day of the Congress - but since the CNU itself has moved its start date earlier into the week - so have we! See you Wednesday! 

Wednesday Program

June 1, 2011 :: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM 
Location: Ballroom B 

Each year, NextGen hosts its own FREE day-long event before the annual CNU, open to anyone interested in attending (you do not have to register for CNU19 to attend the NextGen Wednesday event). The NextGen Congress addresses the themes of that CNU and advances discussion on a number of other specific issues important to NextGen members. Through a series of speakers, panels and a highly engaging facilitation process called Open Source, first time attendees and multi-time returners can meet, share knowledge and inspire excitement for the future of the New Urbanism. 

Wednesday Schedule

A few notes about Wednesday's Schedule - after a fantastic weekend retreat in New Orleans by a number of NextGen leaders - at which the use of Pecha Kuchas - 18 in all, all in answer to the same simple set of prompts, but widely varied answers - tied with open source discussion, led to an incredible amount of insight and movement and after using Pecha Kucha in small doses in NextGen6 and NextGen7, it was decided to expand the format here - so we give you the PKT: Pecha Kucha Triad. Three Pecha Kuchas, or three speakers teaming up for one pecha kucha, all relating to a central topic and followed by discussion that we want the whole room to take part in.

9:00 - 9:15 --- Introductions/Explanation of NG8 
9:15 - 10:00 --- Pecha Kucha Triad 1: Cultural Urbanism 
10:00-10:15 --- Coffee Break 
10:15-10:45 --- Greg Lawless, Executive Director of Dane Buy Local, a BALLE chapter in Madison 
10:45 -11:30 --- Pecha Kucha Triad 2: Incremental Urbanism 
11:30 - 12:00 --- New Orleans Recap, Marigny Mission and the Strategic Plan - Eight Initiatives 
11:45 - 12:00 --- Open Source Pitch and Brief Announcements 

12:15 - 1:45 --- Lunch 

1:45 - 2:30 --- Ethan Kent from Project for Public Spaces 
2:30 - 3:15 --- Pecha Kucha Triad 3: Sliding Scales, Moving Pieces 
3:15 - 3:45 --- Break 
3:45-4:15 --- Robert and Bonn Camp, The Cotton District 
4:15-5:00 --- Addressing Style 
5:00 - 5:15 --- Closing Announcements 

At this point everyone is invited back to the Urban Project Lodge which will have been gearing up over the course of the day. Their first 'Chat Break' will be taking place at 5:30 pm and the Bar Crawl festivities will begin there and head back in the direction of the hotels.

Evening Pub Crawl

Maps with details will be handed out at the morning event, it can also be found on facebook at: Madison Bar Crawl and follow the #ng8 twitter tag

Topic Details


Other Events

For locations, please refer to the Pub Crawl Etc Google Map.

Tuesday Evening Welcome

A pub stroll around Capitol Square

Wednesday Pub Crawl and Mixer

RSVP at the Madison Bar Crawl Facebook event; for live updates follow us on twitter.


  • 5:30PM Meet at the Urban Project Lodge for the first in a series of discussions, this one led by Howard Blackson (accompanied by pre-Pub Crawl drinks)
  • 7PM Gather at the Urban Project Lodge for a sunset walk along Lake Mendota
  • 8PM Memorial Union Terrace, 800 Langdon St.
  • 9PM State Street Brats, 603 State St.
  • 10PM Plaza Tavern, 319 N. Henry St.
  • 11PM Paul's Club, 212 State St.


We recommend:

  • 6-8PM Meet at the Urban Project Lodge for Pecha Kucha Night Our Town, Grassroots Strategies for Local Placemaking



Suggested Local Lunch & Dinner Spots

Check out the Pub Crawl Etc Map


NextGen Housing Connections on LinkedIn

Madison Hostel

Unofficial CNU Map


All venues are within about one mile of Monona Terrace; a walkable distance, but you'll probably want to bike or bus at some point.

  • The Red Bikes are free to everyone, including visitors. Just bring a credit card for the deposit, and bring the bike back when you're done.

Additional Information

Unofficial CNU Map

Connecting with NextGen

Visit us the NextGen homepage






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