EDRA48Madison – Voices of Place: Empower, Engage, Energize

Start Date: 
May 31, 2016
End Date: 
Jun 3, 2017



Registration is open – Register by March 15 to receive our lowest rates. 

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EDRA48Madison – Voices of Place: Empower, Engage, Energize – invites socially motivated design professionals and researchers to come together with a shared belief; in creating environments that matter to people and where people matter. The conference offers one-of-a-kind networking opportunities and educational seminars tailored exclusively for those in environmental design field! 
Click here for the Schedule-at-a-Glance.

Registration fee includes: 

  • 3.5 days of educational sessions, specifically designed with the environmental design professional in mind.
  • Keynote Speaker Majora Carter and 3 plenary sessions.
  • Multiple informative panels, and group presentations, as well as posters and shorts.
  • Exhibit Hall with access to valuable vendors.
  • Awards Banquet Ticket (additional tickets may be purchased for guests)
  • A chance to meet with friends, both new and old.

Click here for more information on Registration Rates for EDRA48Madison.

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Meet the Speakers

Majora Carter

Keynote Speaker 
Majora Carter
President, MCG Consulting

Community as Corporation – The Talent Retention Imperative
Join Majora Carter as she journeys through her own story of escape, returns, and revitalization.

Plenary Speakers

David Brown

Voices from the Past: Linking Historic Preservation to People and Place with the Social Sciences
David Brown, Chief Preservation Officer, National Trust for Historic Preservation 
Tom Mayes, General Council, National Trust for Historic Preservation 
Jeremy Wells, Assistant Professor, Roger Williams University

Kate KonkleChris Krehmeyer

Designing Communities for Health: Stories from the Field
Kate Konkle, Action Center Director of Research and Learning, County Health Rankings & Roadmaps
Chris Krehmeyer, President/CEO, Beyond Housing; Board Chair, National Home Matters Movement
Sarah Stewart, MPH MEd, Active Living Coordinator, Minneapolis Health Department

Patty Loew

Standing with Standing Rock: Voices of Environmental Resistance 
Patty Loew, Professor 
Department of Life Sciences Communication
University of Wisconsin-Madison

Click here to learn more about the speakers.

Hotel Information

Hilton Madison Monona Terrace
9 E. Wilson Street Madison, WI 53703

Hotel Room Rates
Room rate is $164.00++/per night

Reserve your hotel room online now! Or call 608-255-5100 to reserve your hotel room. Please ask for the "EDRA hotel room block" when requesting your reservation.

Hotel Room Block Deadline: The special rate is available until Saturday, April 29, 2017, or until the contracted room block is exhausted, whichever comes first.

Thank You to Our 2017 Conference Committee!

  • Debarati “Mimi” Majumdar Narayan, PhD, Catalyze Research and Consulting, LLC, Co-Chair
  • Jung-hye Shin, PhD, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Co-Chair
  • Samuel F. Dennis, PhD, ASLA, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Co-Chair
  • Jeremy Wells, PhD, Program Committee Board Liaison
  • Dave Boeck, M Arch, BArch, BSED, Fundraising & Sponsors Chair


Find all the latest information on the Conference Central homepage.

Please contact EDRA at 651-379-7306 or headquarters@edra.org with questions about registration or the conference.