BPC 2016 Spring Summit

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BPC 2016 Spring Summit

Bay Planning for the Next 33 Years: Risks, Readiness & Rewards

8:00 AM – 4:00 PM
May 6, 2016
Scottish Rite Center
1547 Lakeside Drive
Oakland, CA 94612

Stakeholders, regulatory agencies, and experts from across the San Francisco Bay Area convened at Bay Planning Coalition’s Spring Summit on May 6, 2016 to discuss in-depth about issues in the areas of dredging and beneficial reuse, sustainable waterfronts, and infrastructure. The revamped event featured interactive conversations with expert panels focused directly on furthering the conversation around the risks and rewards tied to the changes coming to the issues our members care about most. Rather than making lengthy presentations, panelists were engaged in conversation with each other and with the audience. Furthermore, thoughts from the audience were gathered by using provided “clickers” to perform electronic polling throughout the program. Lastly, this year’s agenda featured additional opportunities for networking.

Topics of conversation included Measure AA, WRDA 2016, and how rising sea levels will change the landscape of the Bay Area as we know it, among others. Special remarks were given by Congresswoman Barbara Lee with a keynote by Louise Bedsworth, Deputy Director of the Governor’s Office of Planning and Research. This year, we were honored to bestow BPC’s Frank C. Boerger Award to Monique Moyer, past Executive Director of the Port of San Francisco

Watch all videos from the Spring Summit at BPC’s YouTube channel! Click on the links below to view available program materials.



Keynote Speaker, Louise Bedsworth

Microplastics, Kevin Prochnow

Washington Update, Eric Saperstein


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2 Comments on BPC 2016 Spring Summit

This looks like a wonderful event that would interest all Bay Area residents.
Will this event be videotaped and be made available for local Access Television channels?
Full disclosure: I’m the Production Manager for CCTV- Contra Costa Television. I know that the recording almost came together in previous years, so I want to cheer on any efforts to record this- even if it’s like CSPAN’s gavel-to-gavel, long-form programming (maybe even especially if it’s long-form.)
Regardless, we can at least help to promote the event and will do so.
With so many public agencies involved, I invite you all to find the Government-Access operators that serve your community to do the same and provide playback of any video that does get recorded from this event.

    Hi Chris! The conference will be recorded and uploaded to our YouTube page (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCLWlNa0h8IXKHImRgV4o33A) within 1-2 weeks after the event. We will consider your suggestion to get it on local access television channels in the future as we agree that these are discussions and issues Bay Area residents should be engaged in. Thanks, Chris!