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Transforming Communities Through New Urbanism

  • Seaside Institute 168 Smolian Circle Santa Rosa Beach, FL, 32459 United States (map)

The Seaside Institute™ has been working diligently to bring you a quality roster of speakers for the September 14-16, 2019 Symposium

Transforming Communities Through New Urbanism. 

Speakers from around the country will address the key factors, challenges and solutions in transforming communities for long term success. Each day will focus on a component of transforming communities around the country. Registered attendees will have opportunities to interact with speakers in round-table / deep dive discussions at the end of each day to create practical applications in their regions.

The three-day symposium will include:

  • Networking Time Each Day

  • Networking Opening Breakfast Saturday

  • Closing Reception Monday

  • Book Signing

  • Walking Tours of Seaside

  • Round-Tables / Deep Dives with speakers -one to wrap up each day

  • A roster of High Quality-Expert Speakers

  • Each speaker presentation is scheduled to be 1-hour plus a 30-minute Q&A

  • Each day with a different focus, yet connected to the other day topics

  • CEU Credit Availability will be announced as received (based on Speaker Submissions, Timing and Association Approvals)

 Secured Speakers are in Alphabetical Order

  • Mikael Colville-Andersen- CEO of Copenhagenize Design Company

  • Victor Dover- Principal Lead, Dover, Kohl & Partners

  • Rick Hall- Hall Planning & Engineering

  • Lebron Lackey-Mexico Beach Homeowner-Withstood Hurricane Michael

  • John Lettieri-CEO-Economic Innovation Group

  • Mike Lydon-Principal at Street Plans Collaborative & Seaside Prize Fellow 2017

  • Jason Roberts-Executive Director-Better Blocks

  • Mayor Joseph P Riley, Jr- Charleston, SC; The Citadel

  • Mayor John Robert Smith- Meridian MS; Pres. & CEO of Reconnecting America

  • Ryan Streeter- Dir. of Domestic Policy Studies at the American Enterprise Institute

  • Quint Studer-CEO- Studer Group

  • More Speakers will be announced soon!

For Event Schedule please see below

Registration Open from July 15, 2019 through Sunday, September 1, 2019.

Questions?  Please contact us at 850.231.2421 or email us at

Earlier Event: April 22