Special Events

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Exhibits

Wednesday, May 9, 2012 | -

Exhibits will be open:
Wednesday 4:30pm - 8:00pm
Thursday 8:00am - 5:30pm
Friday 8:00am - 5:30pm


Exhibits Reception

Wednesday, May 9, 2012 | 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM


Orientation Breakfast for First-Time Attendees

Thursday, May 10, 2012 | 8:00 AM - 8:30 AM

First-time attendees are invited to participate in this informational orientation breakfast. Leaders of the Congress for the New Urbanism will guide you through Congress events and sessions.


2012 Charter Awards

Thursday, May 10, 2012 | 12:15 PM - 1:45 PM

Doug Kelbaugh, CNU Board member Professor of Architecture and Urban Planning and former dean of the Taubman College of the University of Michigan, will honor the best of New Urbanism in the 2012 Charter Awards ceremony. Winning projects are recognized for their excellence in fulfilling and advancing the principles of the Charter of the New Urbanism, which defines the essential qualities of walkable, sustainable places from the scale of the region down to the block and building.

As jury chair, Kelbaugh will describe the lessons and trends learned from this year's award winners and frame how New Urbanism is reshaping and redeeming our cities and towns. For more information about the 2012 Charter Awards, visit www.cnu.org/awards.


The Art of the New Urbanism

Thursday, May 10, 2012 | 3:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Sponsored by the Chamber of Commerce of the Palm Beaches
The New Urbanist movement is dramatically transforming the way that illustrations and renderings are incorporated into the dialog of community planning and placemaking. New Urbanism has provided a means of visual communication that enables citizens from all walks of life to become engaged in planning their neighborhoods and communities. Beautiful artwork, vivid illustrations, compelling plans and communicative explanatory diagrams are all part of The Art of the New Urbanism. This important exhibit features over 200 visualization artworks produced by a broad range of new urbanist practitioners throughout the history of the movement.


Chapter Meet-Ups

Thursday, May 10, 2012 | 7:30 PM - 10:00 PM

Chapter Meet-Ups are evening receptions where you can gather with other new urbanists from back home to network and learn about what’s happening in your region. For more information about CNU chapters, visit www.cnu.org/chapters.

CNU Atlanta Chapter Meet-Up
7:30 PM – 9:30 PM
E.R. Bradley's, 104 S. Clematis Street
Come meet up with your fellow Georgia New Urbanists for an informal happy hour. Hear about local CNU Atlanta initiatives, upcoming chapter events, share your experiences at the conference or talk about the latest goings on in Georgia. No RSVP is required and the cost of attending is what you’re willing to pay for a drink.

CNU Cascadia Chapter Meet-Up
7:30 PM – 9:30 PM
World of Beer, 101 N Clematis Street, Suite 100
Join CNU Cascadia (Washington, Oregon, British Columbia) at World of Beer. Learn more about coming events and how you can get involved. Join the dialogue about creating enduring, resilient cities. No RSVP required; look for CNU Cascadia signs.

CNU Colorado Chapter Meet Up
7:30 PM – 9:30 PM
Rocco's Tacos and Tequila Bar, 224 Clematis Street
Join CNU Colorado to celebrate CNU 20 and learn more about the Colorado Chapter and our upcoming events.

CNU DC and New England Chapters Meet-Up
7:30 PM – 9:30 PM
Grease Burger Bar, 213 Clematis Street
Please join D.C. and New England members for a burger and a brew before visiting other CNU chapter friends along Clematis.

CNU Florida and New York Chapters Meet-Up
7:30 PM – 9:30 PM
Sky 309, 309 Clematis Street
CNU Florida and CNU New York urbanists will meet "Up on the Roof" at Sky 309, over Roxy's Pub. Please join us for great urbanist exchanges, help celebrate CNU20 and look ahead to CNU21-Salt Lake and CNU22-Buffalo as we enjoy a 360-degree view of West Palm's urban core.

CNU Great Lakes Chapters Meet-Up
7:30 PM – 9:30 PM
Roxy's Pub, 309 Clematis Street
Meet and greet fellow CNU members from the Great Lakes Region including Illinois, Michigan, Wisconsin and Minnesota. Learn first hand about regional events or talk about the latest in the Midwest.

CNU Northern California Chapter Meet-Up
7:30 PM – 9:30 PM
Pistache Restaurant, 101 N. Clematis Street, Suite 100
All Californians are invited to the Northern California Chapter Meet-Up. First, meet your peers from all over the Golden State, and then conspire to activate our Chapter event program.

CNU Texas: North, Central and Houston Chapters Meet-Up
7:30 PM – 9:30 PM
O'Shea's Tavern, 531 Clematis Street
The three CNU chapters from Texas invite urbanites to convene at our Lone Start Meet Up at O'Shea's Tavern. Come share a libation or three with your fellow Texans and share your ideas of a grand urban future in the Great State.


Group Photo: THE NEW URBANISTS 2012

Friday, May 11, 2012 | 10:00 AM - 10:15 AM

Immediately following the awards please listen for instructions for a mass photograph to commemorate CNU’s 20th Congress. Award winning new urbanist photographer Art Cueto will be ready to snap the picture at 10:10am sharp. Don’t miss it!


The Art of the New Urbanism

Friday, May 11, 2012 | 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Sponsored by the Chamber of Commerce of the Palm Beaches
The New Urbanist movement is dramatically transforming the way that illustrations and renderings are incorporated into the dialog of community planning and placemaking. New Urbanism has provided a means of visual communication that enables citizens from all walks of life to become engaged in planning their neighborhoods and communities. Beautiful artwork, vivid illustrations, compelling plans and communicative explanatory diagrams are all part of The Art of the New Urbanism. This important exhibit features over 200 visualization artworks produced by a broad range of New Urbanist practitioners throughout the history of the movement.


Salons

Friday, May 11, 2012 | 7:30 PM - 10:00 PM

A great CNU tradition: tables on a variety of topics hosted by the witty and the wise invite members to meet, brainstorm, and challenge their thinking – aided by a cash bar in the only proper beer garden at Oshea’s Irish Pub in West Palm Beach. Got an idea you want to discuss? Come and host a table on your own topic! Attendance is free, the company is congenial, and the atmosphere is warm. To sign-up to host a salon go to: Salons Sign-Up


The Art of the New Urbanism – Evening Open Gallery Reception

Friday, May 11, 2012 | 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM

Please come and mingle with the artists of The Art of the New Urbanism during this special evening open gallery reception. The event will begin with a dedication of the exhibit by CNU Chair Victor Dover and special guests. Refreshments will be served in The Art of the New Urbanism exhibit gallery.


The Art of the New Urbanism

Friday, May 11, 2012 | 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM

Sponsored by the Chamber of Commerce of the Palm Beaches
The New Urbanist movement is dramatically transforming the way that illustrations and renderings are incorporated into the dialog of community planning and placemaking. New Urbanism has provided a means of visual communication that enables citizens from all walks of life to become engaged in planning their neighborhoods and communities. Beautiful artwork, vivid illustrations, compelling plans and communicative explanatory diagrams are all part of The Art of the New Urbanism. This important exhibit features over 200 visualization artworks produced by a broad range of New Urbanist practitioners throughout the history of the movement.


The Art of the New Urbanism

Saturday, May 12, 2012 | 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Sponsored by the Chamber of Commerce of the Palm Beaches
The New Urbanist movement is dramatically transforming the way that illustrations and renderings are incorporated into the dialog of community planning and placemaking. New Urbanism has provided a means of visual communication that enables citizens from all walks of life to become engaged in planning their neighborhoods and communities. Beautiful artwork, vivid illustrations, compelling plans and communicative explanatory diagrams are all part of The Art of the New Urbanism. This important exhibit features over 200 visualization artworks produced by a broad range of New Urbanist practitioners throughout the history of the movement.


Saturday Night Closing Event

Saturday, May 12, 2012 | 7:30 PM - 11:00 PM

Join the fun at the complimentary Saturday night closing party! Roxy's Pub, 309 Clematis.