KEYNOTE MOTIVATIONAL SPEAKER-Walt Coleman
National Football League Referee Walt Coleman Will Deliver Opening Keynote at DLN Conference. Walt Coleman has been applauded by hundreds and booed by millions. He has been in practically every home In America via television. You see, he is a National Football League referee, one of the most maligned yet anonymous men in the world. Contrary to popular belief, he is quite normal in other respects. He has a wife Cynthia, two children, four grandchildren and is an executive with Hiland Dairy in Little Rock, Arkansas. This 12 month a year businessman has spent the last 30 years as an official for the National Football League. He is a referee and wears number 65 on the back of his striped shirt.
KEYNOTE SPEAKER- Chuck Marohn
We are excited to announce Chuck Marohn will join the 2019 DLN Conference in Little Rock as a keynote speaker. He is a Professional Engineer and member of the American Institute of Certified Planners. Marohn is the lead author of Thoughts on Building Strong Towns and A World Class Transportation System. According to the website www.strongtowns.org, the organization's approach is a radically new way of thinking about the way we build our world. In order to truly thrive, cities and towns must: Stop valuing efficiency and start valuing resilience; Stop betting our futures on huge, irreversible projects, and taking small, incremental steps and iterating based on what we learn; Stop fearing change and start embracing a process of continuous adaptation; Stop building our world based on abstract theories, and start building it based on how our places actually work and what our neighbors actually need today; Stop obsessing about future growth and start obsessing about our current finances.
Strong Citizens from all walks of life can and must participate in a Strong Towns approach, from citizens to leaders, professionals to neighbors, and everyone in between.