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Community Development Society (CDS) 46th Annual International Conference

JULY 19, 2015 - 8:00 AM to JULY 22, 2015 - 5:00 PM ET

Lexington, KY

The theme of this year's conference is “Creativity and Culture: Community Development Approaches for Strengthening Health, Environment, Economic Vibrancy, Social Justice, and Democracy.” Share experiences, research, and strategies with fellow community developers through a vast array of panels, workshops, and sessions. Elements of creative expression will be infused throughout the event to highlight the conference theme.  Jamie Bennett of ArtPlace America, Michael Rios, Associate Professor of Landscape Architecture and Environmental Design at the University of California Davis, and author Natasha Bowen will be the keynote speakers.  Pre-conference workshop topics include creating a culture of effective public engagement in local communities, capturing the essence of community through participatory photography, and the future of community development in colleges and universities.