CONFERENCE PROPOSAL SUBMISSION FORM: HEART OF THE CITY 2019, MONTREAL
Are you working on or planning a great park project that you’d like to share with other park champions from across Canada? Send us your idea for inclusion in Park People’s 2019 national conference in Montreal (June 12-14).

The theme of the conference is BALANCE. As our shared public spaces, parks are often at the centre of struggles to find the right balance. Balance can be about working with different interests, users, stakeholders, and partners; it can be about promoting mental health, social inclusion, and intercultural dialogue; and it can be about balancing tradition and innovation, nature and culture, creating a balanced park system, public and private investment. We want to hear from you about how you promote a sense of balance in your work.

We are inviting submissions for presentations, discussions, and activities for plenary sessions (200 delegates) and small groups (10-50 people) to take place on June 13 or 14, 2019. We’re interested in innovative, interactive formats, including short presentations, group discussions, hands-on workshops, outdoor tours, and more. However, you don’t need to have a delivery format in mind yet. If you are selected we will work with you to create a great learning experience for you and other delegates.

We’d love to receive proposals from organizations, community groups, professionals, academia, and government from across Canada. We would particularly like to encourage proposals from members of community park groups including ‘friends of’ park groups and volunteer-led collectives and from non-profit organizations and foundations that work to animate and improve city parks, or who leverage the power of parks to achieve their missions.

To submit your proposal, please fill in this short online form by midnight December 19, 2018 (extended deadline). Any questions? Get in touch with fmartin@parkpeople.ca, Senior Bilingual Project Manager.

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