Committees

Conference Board

Smaragda Chrysostomou, Professor, Department of Music Studies, NKUA
Clio Fanouraki, Assistant Professor, Department of Theatre Studies, NKUA
Angeliki Triantafyllaki, Assistant Professor, Department of Music Studies, NKUA
Ilia Lakidou, Laboratory Teaching Staff, Department of Theatre Studies, NKUA
Elissavet Perakaki, Specialized Educational Staff, Department of Music Studies, NKUA

 

Organising Committee

Smaragda Chrysostomou (chair), Professor, Department of Music Studies, NKUA
Lily Alexiadou, Laboratory Teaching Staff, Department of Theatre Studies
Michaela Antoniou, Laboratory Teaching Staff, Department of Theatre Studies, NKUA
Maria Dimaki-Zora, Associate Professor, Department of Primary Education, NKUA
Konstantinos Dimopoulos, Assistant Professor, Department of Physical Education and Sport Science, NKUA
Clio Fanouraki, Assistant Professor, Department of Theatre Studies, NKUA
Eleni Filippidou, Postdoctoral Researcher, School of Physical Education and Sport Science
Georgios Fountzoulas, Postdoctoral Researcher, School of Physical Education and Sport Science
Tasos Kolydas, Laboratory Teaching Staff, Department of Music Studies, NKUA
Maria Koutsoumpa, Professor, School of Physical Education and Sport Science
Chronis Kynigos, Professor, Department of Educational Studies, NKUΑ
Ilia Lakidou, Laboratory Teaching Staff, Department of Theatre Studies, NKUΑ
Elissavet Perakaki, Specialized Educational Staff, Department of Music Studies, NKUA
Angeliki Triantafyllaki, Assistant Professor, Department of Music Studies, NKUA
Stergiani Tsintziloni, Assistant Professor, Department of Theatre Studies, NKUA

 

Scientific Committee

Clio Fanouraki (chair), Assistant Professor, Department of Theatre Studies, NKUA
Christiana Adamopoulou, Specialized Educational Staff, Department of Music Studies, NKUA
Olympia Agalianou, Specialized Educational Staff, Department of Early Childhood Education, NKUA
Lily Alexiadou, Laboratory Teaching Staff, Department of Theatre Studies
Michaela Antoniou, Laboratory Teaching Staff, Department of Theatre Studies, NKUA
Thomas Babalis, Professor, Dean of the School of Education, NKUA
Ralph Buck, Associate Professor and Head of Dance Studies Department, University of Auckland, New Zealand (DSD-UAuckland)
Achilleas Chaldaiakis, Professor, Department of Music Studies, NKUA
Smaragda Chrysostomou, Professor, Department of Music Studies, NKUA
Aspasia Dania, Assistant Professor, School of Physical Education and Sport Science, NKUA
Kaiti Diamantakou, Professor, Department of Theatre Studies, NKUA
Maria Dimaki-Zora, Associate Professor, Department of Pedagogy and Primary Education, NKUA
Konstantinos Dimopoulos, Assistant Professor, Department of Physical Education and Sport Science, NKUA
Dimitrios Foteinos, Associate Professor, Head of the Department of Educational Studies, NKUA
Anastasia Georgaki, Professor, Head of the Department of Music Studies, NKUA
Irini Giannimara, Laboratory Teaching Staff, ASFA
Betty Giannouli, Specialized Educational Staff, Department of Early Childhood Education, NKUA
Georgia Kalogirou, Professor, Department of Pedagogy and Primary Education, NKUA
Kostas Karteroliotis, Professor, Dean of the School of Physical Education and Sport Science, NKUA
Maria Konomi, Assistant Professor, Department of Theatre Studies, NKUA
Marios Koukounaras-Liagkis, Associate Professor, Department of Theology, NKUA
Maria Koutsoumpa, Professor, School of Physical Education and Sport Science, NKUA
Chronis Kynigos, Professor, Department of Educational Studies, NKUΑ
Ilia Lakidou, Laboratory Teaching Staff, Department of Theatre Studies, NKUA
Bo Wah Leung, President of the International Society for Music Education, International Society for Music Education (ISME)
Konstantinos D. Malafantis, Professor of Education, Department of Pedagogy and Primary Education, NKUA
Kleopatra Moursela, Laboratory Teaching Staff, ASFA
Elissavet Perakaki, Specialized Educational Staff, Department of Music Studies, NKUA
George Pefanis, Professor, Head of the Department of Theatre Studies, NKUA
Nikos Poulakis, Laboratory Teaching Staff, Department of Music Studies, NKUA
Angeliki Poulou, Assistant Professor, Department of Digital Arts and Cinema, NKUA
Joachim Reiss, Executive committee member of the International Drama/Theatre and Education Association (IDEA)
Ioannis Skopeteas, Associate Professor, Department of Digital Arts and Cinema, NKUA
Sanja Krsmanović Tasić, President of the International Drama/Theatre and Education Association (IDEA)
Teresa Torres de Eça, International Society of Education through Art (InSEA) Past President
Angeliki Triantafyllaki, Assistant Professor, Department of Music Studies, NKUA
Stergiani Tsintziloni, Assistant Professor, Department of Theatre Studies, NKUA
Konstantina Tsoli, Associate Professor, Department of Primary Education, NKUA
Panagiotis Tzamargias, Laboratory Teaching Staff, Department of Pedagogy and Primary Education, NKUA
Foteini Venetsanou, Associate Professor, School of Physical Education and Sport Science, NKUA
Athanasios Verdis, Associate Professor, Department of Educational Studies, NKUA

 

Conference Administration

Michaela Antoniou, Laboratory Teaching Staff, Department of Theatre Studies, NKUA
Lily Alexiadou, Laboratory Teaching Staff, Department of Theatre Studies, NKUA
Konstantinos Dimopoulos, Assistant Professor, Department of Physical Education and Sport Science
Angeliki Konstantakopoulou (Ph.D.), Teacher and music educator, posted at the Department of Music Studies, NKUA
Maria Koutsoumpa, Professor, School of Physical Education and Sport Science
Stergiani Tsintziloni, Assistant Professor, Department of Theatre Studies, NKUA

Connecting
Leaders

A significant factor in this event’s tremendous success is its appeal to leaders from so many different disciplines.

The conference will draw a national audience of local elected officials and city and county staff; state and federal agency leaders; professionals in planning, transportation, public health, landscape architecture, architecture, public works, parks and recreation, and crime prevention and the arts; realtors, developers, builders and bankers; advocates for equity and environmental justice, youth, older adults, and walking and biking; labor representatives; school leaders and staff; environmentalists; and all others committed to building safer, healthier and more livable communities everywhere.

The 2019
Conference

The nation’s largest smart growth and sustainability event places a strong emphasis on implementation tools, innovative strategies and new technologies that will help communities NOW!

The program will span three days with pre- and post-conference mobile workshops. The main program will kick off on Thursday afternoon, February 1, with a plenary starting at 1:30 PM, and continue through Saturday morning, February 3, closing at approximately 12:30 PM.
The 2018 conference program will feature eight focused thematic tracks that will provide participants an opportunity for a more dynamic, hands-on learning experience. Each track will be designed to create a peer cohort of practitioners that leave with a new tools, strategies, models and templates to integrate into their work.

Participants, as always, will be able to attend sessions across tracks. Additionally, coordinated keynotes and networking activities will be included throughout the program to ensure that participants are learning and networking with a broad, multi-disciplinary national audience.
The 2018 program will also include NEW, dynamic interactive session formats to maximize participant engagement because we recognize that our participants have experiences, observations, successes and challenges to contribute to the dialogue around smart growth implementation.

Conference
History

By bringing together so many different thinkers, practitioners, activists, community leaders and policymakers from an ever-evolving spectrum of disciplines, New Partners has guided a strong and diverse movement grounded in the values of sustainable communities for over a decade.

The origins of this conference can be traced to late 1995 when the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency first launched its Smart Growth Program. As part of this effort, the EPA sought to organize a national conference that would focus on environmentally sensitive growth and development.

In 2001, the LGC partnered with the Centers for Disease Control, the California Department of Transportation and Penn State University to produce a “first of its kind” national, multidisciplinary event titled “Redesigning Community: A Smart Growth Approach to Street and Neighborhood Design, Crime Prevention, and Public Health and Safety” in San Diego.

Over the past decade, the basic principles of smart growth have not changed, but the realization of their importance continues to grow as more civic leaders, professionals, and interest groups recognize smart growth as a solution to the challenges in their communities. Thanks to a trail blazed by determined and visionary pioneers, smart growth is now widely and rightfully understood as a necessary, if not sufficient, way of addressing many of the most difficult economic, environmental, and social challenges we face today in communities across the country.