The Northern New England Chapter of the American Planning Association (NNECAPA) is pleased to host its 2021 Conference from Wednesday October 13th thru Friday October 15th in downtown Burlington, Vermont at the Hilton. The theme for this year’s conference is:
NNECAPA 2021: Virtual | Reality Envisioning a New Normal
“Virtual Reality is a simulated experience that can be similar to or completely different from the real world.” – Wikipedia
While VR is often about tech, this year’s theme is more about how we see the world and our communities: in reality, as we imagine them, and ultimately in how the two views intersect.
Events of the past several months have shone a bright light on many complex challenges that have persisted in our communities but have largely gone unrecognized or unresolved. At this year’s Conference let us explore the ideas and events that have guided and challenged our perceptions of what is both real and possible and consider how we can respond to post-pandemic opportunities while shaping a better future than we could have imagined before.
The Conference Committee is seeking your ideas for presentations that will provide our conference attendees with an inspirational, interactive, and informative program! We hope to benefit from a real, face-to-face gathering this fall in Burlington, and reflect on the gains and losses from our extended period of virtual work.
If you are interested in submitting a proposal or idea:
Attached is a detailed description of what the committee is looking for as well as the process. Please review carefully and have fun with your ideas! If you have any questions let us know. Registration to open soon.
Susan Westa, AICP
Windham Regional Commission
139 Main Street, Suite 505
Brattleboro, VT 05301
(802) 257-4547, x 108