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07-15-20 | News

Greater and Greener Conference Will Be in Person and Virtual

Speaker Proposal Deadline is July 31

Park professionals from around the world attend the Greater and Greener conference to discuss modern issues facing parks.

The City Parks Alliance is promoting the 2021 Greater and Greener conference, which they describe as the leader in international conferences for urban park industry professionals. They have announced that the July 31 deadline for speaker proposals is swiftly approaching. The event is said to explore how parks and recreation address some of the more prominent issues in today's cities.

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The organization explained that "The COVID-19 pandemic has elevated a national dialogue on the essential role of parks and open spaces in our cities. Greater & Greener will continue to lead this conversation by bringing together experts to share lessons, network across sectors, and engage together."

This conference is an opportunity for professionals to share their work with hundreds of park practitioners in attendance from all over the world.

The organization has made it clear what prestige of proposal they are looking for. They announced, "The review committees will give preference to submissions that describe replicable, innovative solutions and unique partnerships that address topics identified in the conference tracks. City Parks Alliance is committed to creating a diverse conference and will be identifying speakers who offer a broad set of perspectives. This includes speakers from cities of different sizes and geographies and from a range of sectors representing a diversity of racial, ethnic, and economic backgrounds, and inclusive of differences in ability, gender orientation, and age."

The event is currently scheduled to take place in Philadelphia in July of 2021. With uncertainty around the nature of the pandemic and what it will look like next year, Greater and Greener has proposed two attendance options. In internal conversation they determined the necessity for potential contingency plans, and out of those discussions, they decided to offer the choice of either attending in person or virtually.

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