Register now for sustainable communities conference

Registration for the fifth annual Building Sustainable Communities conference has begun, with an early bird deadline of Dec. 31 before registration rates go up.

The conference is Feb. 27 to Mar. 1, 2012 at the Delta Grand Resort  and you can register for the whole thing, by the day, for a half-day or even for a single session.

The conference is put on by the Fresh Outlook Foundation and includes specific sessions for elected officials, local government administration, and those in planning, utilities, business, education, environment, agriculture/food, development, arts/culture, public engagement and health/wellness.

The theme on the second day will be Sustainable Water Management, Social & Cultural Sustainability or The Business Case for Sustainability.

On the third day there will be two keynote speakers, five breakout sessions and 12 panel discussions about such topics as ecological economics, green building, sustainable planning, agriculture plans and policies and cross-sector collaboration.

Leadership That Inspires is the theme on the last day, with two workshops concluding the day, on housing solutions and building meaningful and productive relationships with First Nations.

In all, there will be 250 speakers on a wide variety of topics, from both near and far, academia and the trenches, institutions and business.

For details on the complete program, online registration and sponsorship packages, go to the website at:


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