Walk2Connect [email protected] Summit

Experience how to use walking as a platform to deepen engagement with your clients, communities and coworkers. The Walk2Connect Cooperative empowers individuals, community groups and businesses to bring [email protected] into everything they do, building a more human and connected world through walking. Come learn how Walk2Connect can help your organization put its mission into action!

At the Walk2Connect [email protected] Summit, we will connect industry professionals and community leaders through mobile “WALKshops,” demonstrating tools for leadership and business strategy leading to authentic grassroots community building.

Who should attend: Professionals (public health, transportation, city planning, engineers, architects, land conservancies and trusts, community organizations, entrepreneurs, etc.), and invested community advocates.

What to expect: Unlike most conferences, the Walk2Connect [email protected] Summit features mobile breakout sessions called “WALKshops.” Each session will get participants moving and learning together in small groups, actively engaging in conversations about pedestrian safety, the built environment, community engagement and other related themes. This format allows participants to use all of their senses to connect with the subject matter, each other, and the places around them.

Where: Longmont, Colorado, located within Boulder County with a spectacular vista of the Rocky Mountains, sits at an elevation of 4,979 feet above sea level. With more than 1,500 acres of parks and open space, Longmont is perfect for outdoor enthusiasts. It is conveniently located 40 miles from Denver International Airport, 16 miles from Boulder and 30 miles from Estes Park and Rocky Mountain National Park.

Main Location: Longmont Area Chamber of Commerce, 528 Main St, Longmont, CO 80501

Tentative Agenda

Thursday, October 17

Attendees will choose one of the following WALKshops (WALKshops will repeat in the afternoon so attendees can attend two for the day):

  1. Connection to Self: Healthy People, Healthy Communities  (Mental, Emotional, Physical, & Spiritual)
  2. Connection to Others ( Relationships Building, Grassroots Community Building )
  3. Connection to the Places we Live (Built Environment & Planning, Pedestrian experience)
  • Noon-2 pm Lunch and casual presentation
  • 2-4 pm Afternoon WALKshops
  • Attendees will choose one of the following WALKshops (same WALKshops as morning, so attendees can attend two for the day)
  1. Connection to Self: Healthy People, Healthy Communities  (Mental, Emotional, Physical, & Spiritual)
  2. Connection to Others ( Relationships Building, Grassroots Community Building )
  3. Connection to the Places we Live (Built Environment & Planning, Pedestrian experience)
  • 4-6:30 pm Poster Session and Happy Hour, followed by “Walking In the Fast Lane” Speed presentation Story Session (public invited to view and engage)
  • 7-8:30 pm Glow-in-the-Dark Zumba Walk (optional, public invited)

Friday, October 18

  • 7-8am Two morning walks ( contemplative or fitness walk, close to hotel locations, optional)
  • 8:30-9 am Coffee, breakfast snacks and networking
  • 9-9:45 am Keynote(s)
  • 9:45-10 am Break
  • 10-noon Morning WALKshops (new)
  • Noon-1 pm Lunch
  • 1-2:30 pm Solo (Connection to self) scavenger hunt walk
  • 2:30-3 pm Scavenger hunt group discussion and prize drawing 

Saturday, October 19

LOBO Walk – 16 miles Longmont to Boulder (optional, open to the community)

Presenters: Sign up to present during the poster session and/or “Walking In the Fast Lane” Speed presentation Story Session (applications due by September 11, 2019)

RSVP: Register through Eventbrite October 17 and/or 18

$100 for both days. If you cannot attend one of the days, let us know so we can gift it to a community organization or community advocate that could benefit from your gratitude.

October 19 – Look for LOBO Walk on our calendar

Lodging

Questions and Contact:

Ana Lucaci [email protected]

Reasonable accommodations will be provided upon request for persons with disabilities. Please notify the organizers at the emails above at least two weeks prior to the meeting to make arrangements.

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