June 10-13: The National Congress is going Virtual!
We are taking CNU 28.Twin Cities online to host a virtual Congress to be held from June 10-13, 2020 that will include 55-70 sessions and a number of pre-Congress webinars. Now, more than ever, New Urbanists need an opportunity to come together for discussion and debate, to share and learn, and to support one another in this uncertain time. If you would like to submit a proposal that speaks directly to the current crisis due to COVID-19, you can do so here through May 15.
This online event will have many of the elements you would expect from our annual Congress: thought provoking sessions, live Q and A opportunities with speakers, social gatherings, art room sessions, plenaries, and pre-Congress events. By developing a way for attendees to engage virtually, these crucial conversations can happen in real time. While much of the program will remain as planned, we will be adding new sessions that directly address the current public health crisis and how it is impacting the work of New Urbanists across the world. Additionally, we will continue to showcase some of the local issues and achievements of the Twin Cities region in our breakout sessions and future Legacy Project work. Given the uncertainty of what we are all facing, the Congress content is even more relevant than ever before.
We hope you will gather with us online June 10-13, 2020. To register, please visit our registration site.
(Note: Currently, the state of Minnesota–like many others–is under a stay at home order through early May. Even with the three-phased approach for reopening economic activity recommended by the Trump administration on April 16, the absolute soonest date that non essential travel and large gatherings would be allowed would be mid-June. Unfortunately, we will be unable to host an in-person Congress this year.)