Early Bird Tickets Now Available for ‘Urban Spaceship’ Conference on November 9, 2020

Milwaukee, Wisc. October 5, 2020 — NEWaukee and NAIOP Wisconsin are excited to announce the launch of the national Urban Spaceship Conference presented by Greenfire Management Services. This day-long urbanism conference will be held virtually on Monday, November 9, 2020 from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

“Cities all around the country are asking the question, ‘What’s next?’ We can look at this moment and not act or we can choose to build more resilient and equitable cities post-coronavirus,” says Jeremy Fojut, Co-Founder and Chief Idea Officer of NEWaukee. “This is why we are creating the Urban Spaceship Conference – to learn, share and implement action steps to build the future.”

From 2015 to 2019, NEWaukee and NAIOP Wisconsin previously hosted an annual Empty Storefronts Conference that focused solely on retail vacancy.

Named after NEWaukee’s ‘Urban Spaceship’ podcast, the new Urban Spaceship Conference will focus more broadly on topics within the field of urbanism: urban planning, architecture, development, policy, placemaking, economic development, design, sustainability and more.

Speakers will include Jason Syvixay, principal planner at the City of Edmonton; Diana Lind,
author of Brave New Home; James Rojas, founder of Place It!; Melissa Gonzalez, CEO of the Lion’esque Group; Danny Harris, executive director of Transportation Alternatives; Tim Gokhman, managing director of New Land Enterprises; and Eve Picker, founder and CEO of Small Change.

The Urban Spaceship Conference is presented by Greenfire Management Services. Additional sponsors include the City of Milwaukee, New Land Enterprises, Town Bank and MobCraft Beer. Companies that want to get involved as a sponsor can email contact@newaukee.com.

“The Urban Spaceship Conference is all about bringing together industry, community, and business leaders to explore the intersection of people and place that is at the heart of creating thriving communities,” said Jim Villa, CAE, NAIOP WIsconsin CEO. “We have boundless optimism for a brighter future for our cities through this unique collaboration and partnership.”

Tickets for the virtual conference are $30 with $15 early bird pricing through October 23, 2020. For more information about the Urban Spaceship Conference and to register, visit bit.ly/urbanspaceshipconference.


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