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Neighborhoods, USA Conference 2014
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Wow! What Fun We Had!
Thank you for joining us at the 2014 Neighborhoods, USA Conference.  With your help the event was a smashing success!
Be Seen in Eugene NUSA 2014

Shining Example of Eugene’s Values and Hospitality

The National Neighborhoods, USA conference was a smashing success with amazing feedback from the nearly 600 attendees. Statistically speaking delegates participated in 55 workshops, 13 neighborhood tours, were served more than 2,000 meals, and were supported by more than 40 community volunteers.
Eugene shined in hospitality as out of town delegates routinely shared with organizers the warm reception they felt from surrounding businesses and neighbors. Conference attendees patronized downtown establishments throughout the course of their time with pre-planned free time to explore our growing downtown core.

Remaining consistent with our core values all aspects of sustainability were woven into conference planning from meals that emphasized appropriate portions and locally-sourced food, to a clearly articulated sustainable procurement policy that was shared with vendors and exhibitors.  Highlighting our award winning water, no single-serve water bottles were provided throughout the event as registrants were encouraged to bring their own reusable bottle, and thanks to the conference venue’s participation in Love Food Not Waste more than 2.39 tons of recyclables and food waste were diverted from the landfill. In an unprecedented move in the National Neighborhoods, USA organization, Eugene offered attendees the option of opting out of paper copies and instead provided online electronic access to conference material.  More than 40% of attendees accepted the offer and opted out of printing.

The planning team also established a robust inclusion policy that even prompted one attendee who had utilized accessibility assistance to call and thank staff for all of their work to make the conference accessible to all. To limit barriers in attendance further a need-based scholarship program, supplemented by a work-trade option was created for local conference attendees.

While Eugene was one of the smallest municipalities to host this particular conference, we can all be proud of the lasting impacts and legacy that we have established as it moves into the future. For additional details contact Neighborhoods Planner and Conference Coordinator, Rene Kane at .

Meet your Keynote Speakers
 Julian Agyeman Jim Diers Michelle Hunt
 Julian Agyeman Jim Diers   Michelle Hunt

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