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Symposium 2011 - April 16th
Connecting Community: 
A Symposium for Neighborhoods

Saturday, April 16th 2011
8:00 am to 1:00 pm 


Sunday, April 17th 2011
10:00 am to 4:00 pm

The INDOOR PROGRAM of the 16th annual Neighborhood Symposium will take place RAIN OR SHINE on Saturday, April 16 from 8:00 am – 1:00 pm at Central Piedmont Community College’s (CPCC) Central Campus, Overcash Building (1206 Elizabeth Avenue). The Symposium is a free event hosted by the City of Charlotte.

The theme of the Symposium this year is ‘Connecting Community’ and will feature a new level of community engagement through short neighborhood-led presentations, designed to inspire other neighborhoods to get involved in a neighborhood project of their own. Presentations will be themed around creating a safe environment, involving youth, promoting sustainability and energy efficiency, and engaging community partners. Neighborhoods will also learn about funding resources for their next neighborhood project.

During the second half of the program, during the breakout sessions, attendees will be grouped by geographic region to learn about events happening in their area such as new greenway construction, new roads/sidewalks, new fire stations, Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools volunteer opportunities, civic projects and business activities.

Breakfast and lunch will be provided at the Symposium event. Pre-registration is required. Register here or call 704-336-2061 to register or for more information.

UPDATE: Due to severe weather alerts, the Symposium exhibits will be moved to Sunday, April 17th.

CPCC’s annual celebration of the arts – Sensoria, and the Charlotte Clean and Green Earth Day Festival will be taking place in partnership with, and simultaneous to, the Neighborhood Symposium Exhibit, making it a full day with many fun and exciting activities for the whole family. Festival exhibits, classes and activities will take place SUNDAY from 10:00 am – 4:00 pm on Elizabeth Avenue.

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Event Schedule

April 16th

8:00 – 8:45 am

Networking Continental Breakfast

9:00 – 10:30
Symposium Program

Welcome, opening remarks

Neighborhood Sharing on the Symposium Stage

10:45 – Noon
Break-out Sessions: District news and updates

12:10 – 1:00
Networking Lunch

April 17

10:00 – 4:00

Symposium Exhibits

Sensoria Celebration of the Arts Exhibits and Activities

Charlotte Clean and Green Earth Day Festival Exhibits, Workshops and Activities