NextGen8 - Only at CNU 19!
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!
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.
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
- Kristen Jeffers aka The Black Urbanist
- Ethan Kent of Project for Public Spaces
- Geoff Brock
- Greg Lawless of Dane Buy Local, a BALLE chapter in Madison
- Will Dowdy
- Robert Camp and Bonn Camp of the Cotton District
- and more
For locations, please refer to the Pub Crawl Etc Google Map.
Tuesday Evening Welcome
A pub stroll around Capitol Square
- 7PM Old Fashioned (north corner)
- 8PM The Argus (east corner)
- 9PM Genna's Lounge (south corner)
- 10PM Capital Tap Haus (west corner)
Wednesday Pub Crawl and Mixer
- 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.
- 6-8PM Meet at the Urban Project Lodge for Pecha Kucha Night Our Town, Grassroots Strategies for Local Placemaking
- Chapter Meetups. See Unofficial CNU Map for locations
Suggested Local Lunch & Dinner Spots
Check out the Pub Crawl Etc 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.
- Madison has an extensive bus system
- List of NextGen Twitterers
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