In light of the risk and uncertainty caused by the coronavirus pandemic, the NACTO Designing Cities conference will not be held in person in 2020. The NACTO staff and board made this difficult decision with the safety of our community as a top priority and the economic conditions caused by the virus as a harsh reality.
Given the uncertainty about the timeline for physical distancing, the expected cuts to public agency travel budgets, and the long lead time required to plan a successful in-person event of this size, the Designing Cities conference will pivot to a new virtual structure and platform this year.
We will be thinking creatively to craft a virtual convening in fall 2020 that is inclusive, affordable, and highly participatory.
If you have ideas for NACTO’s virtual summit, or any questions, please contact [email protected]