Join us for the OPTG 2013 Symposium Nov 19-21!

Join us for the Open Planning Tools Symposium in Sacramento, CA on November 20-21, preceded by a networking dinner on the 19th. Building on years of work and funding by the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy and the Sonoran Institute’s Western Lands and Communities Program, this intimate symposium serves as the country’s leading work-session for scenario planning tool developers, researchers, and high-level users.

Last year’s event in Portland led to several initiatives and areas of collaboration, including fiscal impact modeling, social equity indicators, and research on the “D’s” of land/use transportation connections. This year will build on those efforts, as well as provide an opportunity for tool developers to showcase their latest-and-greatest advances. Limited need-based assistance to cover registration costs is available; contact for details.
We hope you can make it!

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Symposium Agenda

November 19th
6:30 – 9:30p Optional networking and dinner

November 20th
8:00 Breakfast
8:30 Introductions
9:00 Welcome and framing topics for the Symposium / Innovation award intro.
9:30 Lightning talk presentations (5-7 min each)
10:30 Q & A and discussion on presentations
11:00 Session and track overview
11:15 Concurrent sessions A
12:15 Lunch / Sustaining the OPT Discussion
1:15 Concurrent sessions B
2:15 Concurrent Sessions C
3:15 Break
3:30 Public Welcome/Introductory Remarks
4:00 Keynote Panel Discussion/Q&A
5:30 Networking Reception/Happy Hour

November 21th (8:30a – 3:00p)
8:00 Breakfast
8:15 Recap/Report Out from Wed
8:45 Define Agenda for Discussion/Action Groups
9:15 Discussion/Action Groups A
10:00 Break
10:15 Discussion/Action Groups B
11:30 Lunch
12:15 Discussion/Action Groups C
1:15 Discussion/Action Groups D
2:00 Short Break
2:10 Next steps, group discussion
3:15 Tool Provider Show & Tell


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