National Main Streets Conference 2010 Virtual Attendee
The Opening Session, Monday, May 3 10:00 a.m. CDT
Join in as New York Times best-selling author of $20 per Gallon and Senior Writer for Forbes Magazine, Chris Steiner share his message about how increasingly tighter energy supplies could be good news for Main Street. In the future, Steiner says, more communities will embrace walkable neighborhoods that bundle commerce, jobs and schools within compact development. More than ever, small towns will re-center toward Main Street as energy efficiency encourages more local products and denser living. Join us for this exciting and thought-provoking address.
Main Street Awards, Tuesday, May 4, 5:00 p.m. CDT
Even if you cannot be there in person, you can still be among the first to hear the names of the five winners of the 2010 Great American Main Street Awards®. You can also hear the stories of the 2010 Main Street Leadership Award winners: Washington State Main Street Coalition and their innovative to use social media and traditional advocacy tactics to save the statewide Main Street coordinating program through legislative action.; and Michigan Main Street Center for their leadership in developing a national "Shop Main Street" media campaign and video, which they co-branded with the National Trust Main Street Center® and distributed through television and social media outlets.
The Closing Session, Wednesday May 5, 11:45 a.m. CDT
Author of Green Building and remodeling for Dummies and green architect Eric Corey Freed will walk us through his creative and bizarre world of sustainable design. Experience the rapid advancements in green building and discover the latest systems to save energy, water and resources. You will laugh, cry and never look at your world quite the same way again.