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RCN Workshop Agenda and Workshop Products


RCN: SUSTAINABLE CITIES WORKSHOP AGENDA

Detailed Outline of RCN and Workshop Work Products​

Thursday, August 16 (Please be at the YMCA Rockies Estes Park Center facility prior to 5:30 p.m.)
- Arrival, Room Registration & Dinner (4:00 to 7:00 p.m.)

- WORKSHOP OPENING SESSION (7:00 to 9:30 p.m.)
    • ​​Overview of RCN Activities, Interdisciplinary Framework, and Workshop Deliverables
    • ​Panel Discussion: Implementing Inter-Disciplinary Work: Rewards, Challenges and Lessons Learned from existing inter-disciplinary programs

Friday, August 17: 
- Breakfast, Morning Activities and Lunch

- WORKSHOP SESSION 2 (1:00 to 5:00 p.m.) 
    • Theme 1 Presentation and Breakout (1:00 to 2:30 p.m.)
    • Break (2:30 to 2:45 p.m.)
    • ​Theme 2 Presentation and Breakout (2:45 to 5:00 p.m.)
- Dinner (6:00 to 7:00 p.m.)

- WORKSHOP SESSION 3: (7:00 to 9:30 p.m.) 
    • ​Evening Panel Discussion – What Will the RCN Actually Produce & Best Practices for Working Together
        • ​​An overview of the primary RCN work products, followed by an open discussion
        • RCN operating procedures: barriers and best practices for working together

Saturday, August 18 
- Breakfast and Morning Activities Are Open until 11 a.m. – Workshop starts at 11 a.m.

- WORKSHOP SESSION 4 (11:00 to 5:00 p.m. – Breaks for lunch and mid-afternoon): 
    • ​Theme 3 Presentation and Breakout (11:00 a.m. to Noon)
    • Lunch Break (Noon to 1:00 p.m.)
    • Theme 3 Presentation and Breakout - Cont’d  (1:00 to 2:30 p.m.)
    • Break (2:30 to 2:45 p.m.)
    • Theme 4 Presentation and Breakout (2:45 to 5:00 p.m.)
- Dinner (6:00 to 7:00 p.m.) 

- WORKSHOP SESSION 5 (7:00 to 9:30 p.m.)
    • ​Evening Panel Discussion on Working With Cities:  Policy & Outreach
    • Ice Cream Social and Informal Discussions with Policy-Makers

Sunday, August 19: 
- NO FREE TIME IN THE MORNING, please check out by: 9 a.m.

- FINAL WORKSHOP SESSION (after Breakfast, 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
    • ​​Discussion on Sharing Education Resources (9 to 9:45 a.m.)
    • RCN Students: Plans for Student Leadership in the RCN (9:50 to 10:20 a.m.) 
    • Break (10:20 to 10:30 a.m.)
    • RCN Next Steps: Specific actions proposed by individual themes (10:30 to 11:30 a.m.)
    • Overall Wrap-up (11:30 a.m. to Noon)
- Lunch (box lunches available at 12:00 p.m.)
- WORKSHOP CLOSES: 1:00 p.m. – shuttles to Denver International Airport

 

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