Open Space Conference
Thursday, May 8, 2014 from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM (PDT)
San Francisco, CA
San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
Why do we need to engage people in the protection and stewardship of parks, trails, working lands and other protected lands? The reasons are numerous and well-known.
How do we do that? How do we create a culture in that land conservation that is welcoming, interactive and participatory? How do we encourage people of all kinds to engage in meaningful ways to our efforts to protect and steward land? These are more challenging questions than the question of ‘why,’ but increasingly just as important. How we involve people in land conservation today will set the tone for land conservation tomorrow. But this isn’t a one-way street where we need to convince others of the value of protected lands. This is an exchange of information and resources that flows in both ways at the individual, organizational and regional levels.
Join us for an interactive conversation about interactivity at the 15th annual Open Space Conference on May 8, 2014 in the Presidio. We will discuss what we can do individually and collectively to interact in meaningful ways with those we work with and those we serve. We will look at habits and traditional approaches with a close eye to what we can do differently to get new results.
The fine print:
- Tickets will not be for sale at the door.
- Full refunds will be available up until April 28, 2014 at 5pm. No refunds will be available after that date. Contact Matt Jones at matt at openspacecouncil dot org with requests.
- We are working hard to make this conference inclusive and accessible. If costs prohibit you from attending or you have any accessibility needs, email Matt Jones at matt at openspacecouncil dot org.
- Early-bird tickets ended on April 9, 2014 at 5pm.
- Information about getting to the conference is here.
When & Where
Bay Area Open Space Council
The Bay Area Open Space Council is a collaborative of member organizations actively involved in permanently protecting and stewarding important parks, trails and agricultural lands in the ten-county San Francisco Bay Area.