3rdsymposiumWant to make your community a better place for business, residents and visitors? Those interested in urban planning and transportation take note!

The Third Emerald Coast Transportation Symposium will be held November 12 and 13 at Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort near Destin. The Transportation Symposium provides a forum for leadership in transportation by enhancing cross-organization collaboration, developing lasting local and regional partnerships, sharing best practices, and giving innovators a platform to inspire others. This year’s event will bring together professionals and policy-makers to openly discuss ways in which our transportation system can be updated to meet the 21st century economic and environmental realities.

Keynote speakers and panelists for the event include:

  • FDOT Secretary Jim Boxold, delivering the symposium kick-off address
  • Dr. Jim Johnson, profiled by Fast Company Magazine as “a geographer with a PhD, a professor with an endowed chair at a leading business school, an expert on poverty, and a tireless activist for social justice”
  • Dan Burden, director of innovation and inspiration at Blue Zones
  • James Mazzuto, director of Make It Right Solar
  • Diane Gutierrez-Scaccetti, executive director of Florida’s Turnpike Enterprise.

Speaker bios and a draft program with descriptions of panels and keynotes are available on the event web site.

The two-day event is hosted by the West Florida Regional Planning Council, Northwest Florida Regional Transportation Planning Organization and the Bay, Gulf, Holmes, Washington Regional Transportation Partnership. Registration is $200 and available online until October 15 (afterwards late registration fees take effect).

For more information, visit www.transportationsymposium.org or call 800-226-8914, extension 204.

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