Women and Gender in Development Conference 2019
Feb
28
to Mar 1

Women and Gender in Development Conference 2019

Join us for this two day interactive conference exploring women and gender in international development! The Women and Gender in International Development Program at the Center for International Research, Education, and Development of Virginia Tech invites students, faculty, practitioners, and interested individuals to an intensive learning and networking opportunity engaging renowned experts in international development, with particular emphasis on gender.

The call for posters deadline has been extended to February 1 for the Women and Gender in Development Conference 2019 at Virginia Tech, though spaces are limited.

Register now to receive the early bird rate! wgdconf.org/register/

Submit your abstract at wgdconf.org/call-for-posters

https://wgdconf.org/

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International Day for the Elimination of Racism
Mar
21
12:00 AM00:00

International Day for the Elimination of Racism

Hold a rally | Put on a public forum | Do a selfie campaign | Picket political candidates or politicians. Email info@migrantrights.ca with your actions.

Migrants and refugees are being forced out from their homes in unprecedented numbers globally. Here in Canada, anti-immigrant protests and racially motivated attacks are on the rise. Meanwhile, right wing politicians who use anti-immigrant and racist rhetoric are getting rewarded with thousands of votes. If we simply stand still, there is a real danger for further rise in populist racisms in the lead up to the federal election in October.  

Now, more than ever, we must bring together people across the country from all walks of life around an anti-racist, migrant justice vision. Let us #UniteAgainstRacism and demand #MigrantJusticeNow!

MIGRANT RIGHTS NETWORK is building a social justice movement to combat racism and to fight for the rights of all those who are forced to leave their homes and cross borders. We are responding to the current political moment in Canada coordinating days of action on March 21, May 1, June 16 & September 2. We prioritize the leadership and self-organization of racialized, working class, migrants, refugees and displaced people. We do so in alliance with labour, community, multi faith, environmental, Indigenous, arts and media organizations. We strive to build global alliances for migrant justice. Learn more, and get involved: www.MigrantRights.ca

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SAVE THE DATE: Professional Development Institute Event
Apr
25
6:00 PM18:00

SAVE THE DATE: Professional Development Institute Event

You’re invited to this year’s Professional Development Institute (PDI) event held on Thursday, April 25th 2019 at 6pm! The PDI takes place each Spring and is organized by the Morgan Association of Planning Students (MAPS), to introduce Planning students to career professionals and current-day development projects, concepts and models. With a keynote speaker and a panel discussion, students can learn and follow these panelists in order to become better-informed job candidates

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Save the Date: 2019 ACS Data Users Conference
May
14
to May 15

Save the Date: 2019 ACS Data Users Conference

  • American University Washington College of Law (map)
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Save the Date! The Population Reference Bureau (PRB) is organizing next year’s ACS Data Users Conference in partnership with the U.S. Census Bureau and with guidance from an ACS Data Users Group Steering Committee. More information about the conference will be posted on the ACS Online Community website in early November.

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Displacement and Dispossession: Calls for Action and Resistance
Jun
21
to Jun 22

Displacement and Dispossession: Calls for Action and Resistance

The Planners Network National Steering Committee invites proposals for the 2019 conference. “Displacement and Dispossession: Calls for Action and Resistance” will take place on Friday, June 21 and Saturday, June 22, 2019 simultaneously in a few locations: presently confirmed: Montréal, Québec, Canada; and New York City. Attend whichever location is closest to you.

The goal of the conference is to bring together students, faculty, community organizers and activists, and practitioners to exchange ideas and practices of planning initiatives that contest social, economic and political exclusion, displacement, and dispossession.

We are soliciting submissions for the following conference sessions: indigenous/de-colonial planning; race/ism and planning; feminist planning; affordable/social housing; socially/ ecologically just economies; environmental justice; food justice, equitable public transport; planning for difference; community land trusts; community-driven or bottom-up planning. We encourage presentation of case studies from both the Global North and the Global South. We anticipate that some of the presentations delivered at this conference will be published in the online magazine, Progressive City: Radical Alternatives (www.progressivecity.net).

What to submit:

We invite your proposals for community-based workshops, discussions, speakers and plenaries. Proposals should be in the form of an abstract no longer than 250 words. Include three keywords, a title, and names and contact information of all participants, including the lead proposer.

How and when to submit:

Submit your proposals for NYC conference by e-mail to PN2019NYCConference@gmail.com, and please submit your proposals for the Montreal Conference to PN2019MontrealConference@gmail.com  Proposals must be received no later than February 28, 2019.

Review of submissions:

Proposals will be reviewed by a local sub-committee. Participants will be notified of decisions by March 31, 2019. We will prioritize proposals that add value to ongoing grassroots work, are engaging and inclusive, and are action-oriented.

TENTATIVE CONFERENCE OUTLINE

Friday, June 21:

Friday will be focused on presentations, including the teleconferenced plenary session that will include representatives – local community organizers or planners – from each of the three locations. There will be an evening reception on Friday that will include a panel of local community organizers who are contesting displacement.

Saturday, June 22:

Mobile workshop / walking tour / etc.

*Planners Network is an international organization of progressive planning practitioners, organizers, students and faculty, with a mandate to center equity considerations in the planning practices.  The main website of the organization is www.plannersnetwork.org

It was established in 1975 in the U.S. during a period of urban renewal when many planning initiatives were displacing lower-income minority communities and a group of academics and practitioners were opposed to the role of planners within such initiatives and sought to promote alternative practices that worked to support those facing exclusion and displacement.  The organization also publishes an online magazine called Progressive City: Radical Alternatives (www.progressivecity.net), and there are eight local chapters in the U.S., three in Canada and one in Mexico, as well as individual members that extend as far as South Africa.

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Webcast — Planning and Law Caselaw Update
Jan
31
1:00 PM13:00

Webcast — Planning and Law Caselaw Update

The Planning and Law Division of the American Planning Association is pleased to host the upcoming webcast Planning and Law Caselaw Update on Thursday, January 31st, 2019 from 1:00 to 2:30 p.m. ET. Registration for individuals is $20 for PLD members and $45 for nonmembers. Registration for two or more people at one computer is $140. 

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Maryland History Advocacy Day
Jan
31
9:00 AM09:00

Maryland History Advocacy Day

Maryland deserves well-preserved historic communities, sites, and architecture, and the only way we’ll accomplish this is by working together in advocacy. On Thursday, January 31, 2019, history, humanities, architecture, and preservation advocates from across the state will descend on Annapolis to let their elected officials know that our state’s history is worth protecting. We will be advocating for the policies, programs, and funding that makes our collective work possible.

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Maryland Bird Conservation Symposium
Jan
26
10:00 AM10:00

Maryland Bird Conservation Symposium

  • Patuxent South Tract National Wildlife Visitor Center (map)
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The Maryland Bird Conservation Partnership (MBCP) and Youth Maryland Ornithological Society (YMOS) will unite the expertise of professional conservationists and the passion of youth birders to discuss the status of and threats to Maryland’s birds and their protection at the first-ever Maryland Bird Conservation Symposium. Presentations and Q&A sessions will help identify needed bird conservation actions to secure populations of Maryland’s birds and their habitats. Our keynote speaker is Mike Parr, President of American Bird Conservancy.

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Webinar - Preservation & Conservation Legislative Priorities
Jan
24
1:00 PM13:00

Webinar - Preservation & Conservation Legislative Priorities

Join Preservation Maryland Executive Director Nicholas Redding, Director of Advocacy Elly Cowan, and Director of Smart Growth Maryland Kimberly Golden Brandt as they discuss preservation and smart growth priority issues for the 2019 Session of the Maryland General Assembly. All advocates attending Maryland History Advocacy Day are encouraged to join us — along with anyone with an interest in protecting Maryland’s historic and natural resources. This is a free public webinar.

Register here.

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2019 Maryland Preservation Awards
Jan
7
4:00 PM16:00

2019 Maryland Preservation Awards

Please join us on Thursday, January 31, for the 2019 Maryland Preservation Awards, celebrating eleven outstanding people and projects for their extraordinary efforts to preserve and enhance historic places, archeological sites and cultural heritage. Presented annually by the Maryland Historical Trust Board of Trustees, the Maryland Preservation Awards are the highest level of recognition for historic preservation, heritage education and community development projects in the state. 

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Maryland Nonprofits 2019 Legislative Preview
Jan
7
10:00 AM10:00

Maryland Nonprofits 2019 Legislative Preview

Maryland Nonprofits Legislative Preview is the place to make connections, be in the know, and set your priorities for advocacy in the upcoming year. The 2019 legislative session in Maryland will be addressing major issues of import to nonprofits and communities, especially education, with the recently passed constitutional amendment and the ongoing work of the Kirwan Commission.

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Maryland Planning Commissioner's Association 2018 Fall Conference
Oct
25
to Oct 26

Maryland Planning Commissioner's Association 2018 Fall Conference

YOU'RE INVITED to attend the Maryland Planning Commissioner's Association 35th Annual Conference at the Holiday Inn in Gaithersburg on Thursday and Friday, October 25th & 26th. Contact Danny Winborne (danny.winborne@montgomerycountymd.gov) for details. To register, contact Steve Allan (steven.allan@maryland.gov or call 410-767-4572).

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Mid-Atlantic Food Recovery Summit and 8th Annual Food Day
Oct
24
8:00 AM08:00

Mid-Atlantic Food Recovery Summit and 8th Annual Food Day

  • Bowie State University, Wiseman Student Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Be a part of the continuing conversation about reducing wasted food in the Mid-Atlantic region and beyond. As awareness of the problem of wasted food increases, governments and businesses have developed ambitious goals to avoid surplus food and divert it to its highest and best uses.

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DesignDC 2018: Constructing an Equitable Future
Oct
2
to Oct 4

DesignDC 2018: Constructing an Equitable Future

  • Walter E. Washington Convention Center (map)
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This year’s DesignDC conference theme is Constructing an Equitable Future. The conference will analyze the role of architects, interior designers, engineers, contractors, planners, landscape architects, and developers in creating working, playing, and living spaces open to all regardless of ability, income-level, or age.

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The 104th ICMA Annual Conference
Sep
23
to Sep 26

The 104th ICMA Annual Conference

ICMA invites you to attend the 104th ICMA Annual Conference in Baltimore on September 23-26, 2018. Whether you are a newcomer to local government or a seasoned professional, here are a few reasons to make the ICMA Annual Conference the professional development event you don't want to miss:

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NEXT CITY VANGUARD CONFERENCE
Sep
12
to Sep 15

NEXT CITY VANGUARD CONFERENCE

The Vanguard conference is an experiential urban leadership gathering of the best and brightest young urban leaders working to improve cities across sectors, including urban planning, community development, entrepreneurship, government, transportation, sustainability, design, art and media.

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