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2019 SVEDA Conference

Day 1: Thursday, November 14

beach photo of Cocoanut Grove

Select Presentations

11:15 AM

Opening Keynote by Andrea Reimer, Former City Councillor, City of Vancouver

Opening Keynote Presentation

1:00 PM

Revenue and Sales Taxes in a Changing Retail Landscape

Denise Ovrom, Principal, HdL Companies (Presentation)

2:00 PM

The Impacts of Emerging Technologies and Business Models in Retail

David Greensfelder, Principal, Greensfelder Commercial (Presentation)

3:15 PM

Implementing Change: an After-Report on the Urban Land Institute Technical Advisory Panel in Dublin

Christine Firstenberg, Principal, Retail Real Estate Resources & Hazel Wetherford, Economic Development Director, City of Dublin (Presentation)

4:00 PM

Placemaking: from Origins to Today to the Future

Blaine Merker, Partner, Managing Director US, Gehl (moderator) (Presentation)
Monica Renn, Economic Vitality Manager, Town of Los Gatos (Presentation)
Krista Nightengale, Managing Director, Better Block (Presentation)

Day 2: Friday, November 15

beach photo of Dream Inn


Select Presentations

9:00 AM

The Housing Challenge and Our Economy

Michael Kingsella, Executive Director, Up for Growth (Presentation)

10:00 AM

Facing Disasters and Building Business Resiliency

Ethan Brown, Program Manager, Sonoma County Economic Development Board (Presentation)
Michael Mieler, Senior Risk and Resilience Engineer, Arup/EERI (Presentation)

1:00 PM

Closing Keynote by Alexander Quinn, Director of Research, Northern California, JLL

Closing Keynote Presentation

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