Meet stakeholder engagement pros for a rousing day and a half in beautiful Bend, Oregon. This is the 8th PI Works regional conference, the Pacific Northwest's signature event for public participation, presented by Cascade Chapter of IAP2 USA.
Dr. Hannah Gosnell of Oregon State University will open the conference with stories of how stakeholder engagement led the way to peace in the Klamath Basin water wars. At lunchtime, City Managers Eric King of Bend and Keith Witcosky of Redmond will talk about the critical role of public participation for municipalities faced with costly infrastructure improvements in a time of rates rebellion.
Session presenters are experts who have helped communities resolve tough issues through robust public engagement. The program will be announced by April 25.
Registration is limited to the first 150 and the program is structured for interaction and networking at the beautiful River House convention center on the Deschutes River. Early bird rates end May 30. Student rates are offered and scholarships will be sponsored. Best practices, practitioners and projects will be recognized at the awards dinner on Thursday. Guest tickets to the awards dinner may be purchased for $40.00.
To become a sponsor, apply for a scholarship or request a nomination form for the Public Involvement Best Practices award, please contact us. All proceeds support scholarships for students pursuing careers in public participation.
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