Thursday, February 3, 2011

Presenters needed for regional neighborhoods conference

Eight days remain on a call for presentations for the 2011 Regional Neighborhood Network Conference (RNNC), to be hosted this September by the cities of Cincinnati and Covington.

Now in its 25th year, the RNNC brings together more than 500 participants from the public and private sectors to share best practices and to network, thereby helping to solve common community-based, community-driven issues.

This year's topics include turning neighborhood treasures into attractions; bridging neighborhoods through technology; creating sustainable community partnerships; building communities through public art; overcoming problem neighbors and problem properties; creating strong youth connections; going green; how to take action against crime, drugs, and violence; and faith-based efforts in community development and problem solving.

Standard session lengths are one hour, including questions and answers. Off-site mobile workshops will run concurrently with the sessions.

Launched in 1986 by the City of Louisville's Department of Neighborhood Advocacy, RNNC now includes representatives from 22 cities in Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Ohio and Tennessee.

An application for prospective presenters is available on the conference website.