28 Nov

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The winter is here, and with winter comes our annual tradition: seeking speakers for our Community Development Summit in the spring! PCRG’s 2018 Community Development Summit will take place May 15-16, 2018 and we are seeking outstanding sessions on all topics relating to community development.

Our sessions in the past have covered everything from land banking to workforce investment, from education to arts in the community. We look for people to present topics on any work that intersects with land, capital, or mobility, bridging the barriers between government, activists, businesses, nonprofits, and residents.

Sessions are the heart of our Summit, and we can’t do it without you! Although PCRG and our Summit Steering Committee work hard to find presenters who can speak about the work that they are doing, we also publicize the Summit because some of our best sessions have come from our session proposal process.

Even if you don’t have a fully developed session, please apply with whatever information you can. We encourage you to think outside the box on format and topic. You can also think outside the conference venue and apply to host a mobile workshop!

Interested in learning more? Read our formal Request for Session Proposals and fill out our online application on our Summit website, here.

Not interested in presenting a session? Sign up for our newsletter, follow us on Twitter  or Facebook, or sign up for Summit-specific updates and we’ll let you know when registration opens.

Sarah Slater

Program Coordinator, Land Use at Pittsburgh Community Reinvestment Group
Having grown up in the Pittsburgh area, Sarah left to study Business Administration and International Development at Houghton College, located in rural Western NY. She is thrilled to be back in the City and is eager to work with PCRG members to foster the growth of the region. Sarah is a passionate cook and loves exploring the multitude of ethnic grocery stores and farmers' markets that Pittsburgh has to offer.