2019 Partner Conference
RSVP for the 2nd Annual
Join the Parks Alliance as we come together for a day of skill building and knowledge sharing. Learn from the experts and gain the tools you need to make your unique community vision into a reality!
Each fiscally sponsored Partner of the Parks Alliance is required to send at least one representative and will receive two free registrations. Street Park projects receive one free registration. Additional and non-Partner registrations are $25. Registration includes breakfast, lunch, happy hour, sessions and conference materials.
8:30am Registration & Breakfast
9:00am Program Begins
10:00am Morning Session #1
- Working with Local Developers: Public private partnerships are a creative and increasingly common way to fund, build and maintain public spaces, in San Francisco and beyond. Real estate developers, city agencies and communities are typically aligned in their interest in better public space, but often do not know how to communicate and partner with one another in efficient and productive ways. Hear lessons learned from a real-world example of how SFPA staff is engaging with a local real estate developer to create a pioneering new public plaza, Eagle Plaza. Read more
- Leveraging City Funding to Transform your Community: Join us as we demystify all things city funding and grants! In this session you'll learn about how the city's budget process works, how your group can get funding from city hall and how to submit a strong grant proposal. Read more
11:00am Morning Session #2
- The ABC's of Urban Greening and Landscape Planning: From assessing your site to planting it, creating a successful urban green space involves many moving parts. Who should you consult? When, where, and what do you plant? How do you design for easier maintenance? Learn some tips and tricks through an interactive panel with local experts on successful landscaping practices and processes. Read more
- Working with Your Community to Build and Sustain Your Project - a Step-by-Step Approach: Panel presentation followed by breakout sessions utilizing toolkits and scenarios to build a strong and sustainable project, whether you are just starting out or working through an ongoing project. Learn from those who have had success in their communities, as they share their best practices and tools for community building and volunteer management. Read more
12:30pm Lunch, featuring keynote from Phil Ginsburg, General Manager at SF Recreation and Parks Department
1:30pm Afternoon Session
- Crafting Community: Creating Successful Spaces through Art and Activation: San Francisco's public spaces belong to all of us, but all too often these spaces feel as though they're shaped by forces beyond our control. Making these spaces reflect the character and culture of the surrounding community is the goal of elected officials, community groups and local nonprofits—so how can we accomplish that? Join us for an animated discussion with activists and experts about how you can use art and activity to engage your neighbors to create spaces that truly belong to everyone. Read more
- Storytelling to Inspire Giving: Ignite curiosity about your project through effective storytelling and help create a culture of fundraising in your community. Learn best practices for sharing that will make a difference with your community. You will leave with practical tips for sharing their mission through stories including how to fundraise to build, program and maintain your project. Read more
2:30pm Closing Keynote, Walter Hood, Creative Director at Hood Design Studio and professor at the University of California, Berkeley.
3:30pm - 4:30pm Happy Hour & Networking with complimentary drinks and hor d'oeuvres
Interested in Sponsoring? Contact Iris Fluellen today at firstname.lastname@example.org