NextGen 6 - Denver, CO
 Wednesday Program
June 10, 2009 9:00 AM – 5:30 PM
Sheraton Denver Hotel, Governor's Square 14 (tel: 303.626.2508), locate on Google Maps
Each year, NextGen hosts its own FREE day-long event before the annual CNU, open to anyone interested in attending (you do not have to attend CNU to attend the NextGen Wednesday event). The NextGen congress usually addresses the themes of that CNU and advances discussion on a number of other specific issues important to NextGen members. Through a series of speakers, panels and a highly engaging facilitation process called Open Source, first time attendees and multi-time returners can meet, share knowledge and inspire excitement for the future of new urbanism.
The structure of the NG6 event will be very similar the events of year's past.
Walkable Urbanism - Change Towards a New Urban Paradigm
The theme of the NextGen6, Walkable Urbanism - Change Towards a New Urban Paradigm, looks at the process of change. Change can occur from the outside in, as grassroots activists champion walking and biking improvements in their city. Change can occur as result of pressure from grassroots activism or from changes to internal decision making processes within established firms and bureaucracies. Building on the CNU 17 focus, Experiencing the New Urbanism: the Convenient Remedy, NextGen6 looks at the difficult process of change occurring as a shift from sprawl as usual toward a new pattern of walkable urbanism begins to gain ground.
 Wednesday Schedule
9:00 - 9:30 - Introductions/Explanation of NG6
9:30 - 11:00 - NG6 Morning Presentations
11:00 - 11:30 - Discussion
11:30 - 11:45 - Announcements
11:45 - 1:15 - Lunch
1:15 - 2:30 - Pecha Kucha style introductions of Open Source ideas
2:30 - 5:00 - Open Source Technology (in three 30 min sessions)
5:00 - 5:15 - Wrap Up
NextGen6 Denver Pub Crawl Starting Immediately After Plenary
Jeff Wood, Program Associate/GIS Specialist at Reconnecting America, will highlight the importance of connecting regional destinations with new transit alignments. In the political dance performed during the planning of new projects, connections to job centers and shopping districts may be more essential than many people currently think.
Kathryn Moore, Special Aide to Mayor Manny Diaz, City of Miami, will talk about Bike Miami Days, a project to promote bicycling and walking, livable streets and community. By closing downtown streets to cars for a few hours, local government has changed minds with this regular event.
Kathleen Osher, Transit Alliance Executive Director, will discuss the role the Transit Alliance had in advocating for FasTracks, the expansion program of the Denver LRT system, and the Citizens’ Academy that offers a 7 week course in transit oriented development that culminates in a personal TOD action plan.
Afternoon Pecha Kucha & Open Space
The afternoon will begin with rapid-fire presentations in the Pecha Kucha style (20 images x 20 seconds apiece = 6 minutes, 40 seconds). Presenters and topics are as follows:
- Andy Malone: Four "tectonic shifts" occurring in the architecture and building industry
- Michael Tavel: the Geos Neighborhood – Net zero energy mixed-use neighborhood
- Cassie Milestone: 2007 Downtown Area Plan: Implementing a Vision for Denver’s Core
- Matt Wanamaker: Mobility and Community Form
- Andrew Howard: Don’t blame it on the DOT anymore!
- Jennifer Krouse: Strategy, New Urbanism & Road Design
To follow this burst of ideas will be Open Space Technology, a dynamically organized facilitation style for small groups to share ideas, network and collaborate.
Evening Pub Crawl - Post-Plenary session. Watch for maps with the details!
 NextGen-initiated Events during CNU
Look for these events staffed, initiated or supported by NextGen during the regular CNU program.
Professional Diversity Breakfast Friday 7:30 am - exhibition hall
NextGen Coffee Break Friday 11:00 am - exhibition hall NOTE: this time is incorrect in the printed program
Open Source Congress Thursday, Friday, Saturday - Piloted by NextGen with the ongoing energy and initiative of Jennifer Hurley, Open Source (formerly known as Open Space) is becoming an integral part of the regular Congress.
New Urbanism 101 Group Lunch
Informal Group Dinners
 Social Events
Throughout the weekend, NextGen will be organizing several happy hours and additional social outings via Twitter. Please follow the twitter user CNUNextGen at http://twitter.com/cnunextgen. Be sure to set up your cell phone to receive our updates during the Congress.
Wednesday evening is the famed, annual NextGen PubCrawl where New Urbanists from all points can come together over a pint, reconnect with old friends and meet new ones interested or active in the movement. This year, we're taking the social events 2.0, so check our plans for the weekend on google maps, here, and be sure to subscribe to our twitter feed.
Please see our interactive Google map all of our events
 Tuesday Evening Welcome (June 9)
NextGen Welcome Dinner 7:00-10:00 PM
1550 Court Pl
NextGen Welcome Night Drinks 10 PM - Midnight
Peaks Lounge, located on top level of hotel
650 15th St
 Wednesday Colfax Pub Crawl
Pickup Bus 15 or on Colfax (Denver RTD)
Starting East, Moving West Towards Downtown
|1) Atomic Cowboy
|3) Vine Street Pub
||4) Squire Lounge
|5) Streets of London Pub
||6) Irish Snug Restaurant & Bar
|Take the Walk Home after the Bars Close
Colfax Bar Crawl Alternate
Cheeky Monk Belgian Beer Cafe
534 E. Colfax Ave.
The Red Room (yelp review)
320 E Colfax Ave
"Known for its comfy hip confines, its superior bar staff and its affinity for concocting exquisite infused vodkas. There's an outdoor patio and garage door that stay open during summer months"
2015 E 17th Ave
 Thursday, June 11
 Joint NextGen / ULI Young Leaders Group Mixer
16th Mall Circulator (1 Mile Long)
Take 16th St Circulator To Bars, get off at Market St 5:30pm
Thursday, June 11 - 5:00-7:30 PM
Lodo Bar & Grill
1923 Market St
 Thursday 10 PM - NextGen Nightly Meetup
1) Wynkoop Brewing Co
1634 18th St
2) Falling Rock Tap House
1919 Blake St.
 Friday, June 12th
955 Lincoln Street
Sutra Dance Bar & Lounge
1109 Lincoln St
Little Man Ice Cream
2620 16th Street
 Saturday June 13
Vita Restaurant NG Salon 8-10PM
- Please RSVP to Jim Kumon or via @reply to CNUNextGen on twitter
- (Max 20 Great Rooftop Venue)
- Vita Restaurant, 1575 Boulder St # A, (303) 477-4600
1) 10 PM
1575 Boulder St
2) 11 PM
My Brother's Bar
2376 15th St
Forest Room 5
2532 15th St
 Suggested Local Lunch & Dinner Spots
There are a multitude of spots along 16th street where the Congress will be held as well as a free bus traveling up and down the streets arriving every 2 minutes. Here are some suggestions:
934 16th Street
Rock Bottom Restaurant & Brewery
1001 16th St # 100A
We have a LinkedIn group (www.linkedin.com) to facilitate housing for NextGen 6 and CNU 17: Click Me
Group Name: NextGen 6 Housing Connections
Please join the group to view housing tips and connect with other attendees who are on the hunt for housing. To preserve a small layer of privacy, the group is an invitation-only group that you must request to join.
 Additional Information
For a map of important locations click here
This map is open editable.