HOUSING OUR COMMUNITY HOUSING OUR COMMUNITY
September 9 - 11 Sheridan Opera House WHat? The Telluride region is facing another crisis of community housing. Our local governments struggle to provide a steady supply of housing that matches demand and affordability. The private sector struggles to find ways to participate. New housing forms, like tiny housing, can’t meet land use code standards. Undeveloped private land in the region is running out and getting very expensive. New construction technologies could be embraced, but how? Passive House design could create net-zero energy homes if can it be afforded. Local businesses are damaged because they can’t find employee housing. But together we can create solutions! Join us! WHo? The region's elected political leaders, commission members, staff members of regional governments, business leaders, architects and land planners, bankers and economists, building contractors, and, most importantly, concerned citizens. Ideas Festivals bring the whole community together to work on serious issues. They're hard work and a lot of fun. Bring your creative energy and be part of the discussion! WHERE? In the center of Telluride, in the Sheridan Opera House, a beautiful hundred-year-old vaudeville hall from the mining era (named after the politically incorrect General Philip Sheridan, famous for saying "The only good Indian I ever saw was dead"). Since the early 1970s, the Sheridan Opera House has been the Telluride community's main meeting space. WHEn? Starting Friday afternoon September 9, morning and afternoon of Saturday September 10, and the morning of Sunday September 11, followed by an evening party in the Transfer Warehouse. Commit yourself to participate and contribute!
keynote address Nationally respected affordable housing leader Jonathan Rose brings a global cutting-edge understanding of community housing to our regional discussion.
the bureau of new mistakes An old favorite for rapid-fire ideas returns. The "theater within a theater" in a stage-side box, where 3-minute presentations of ideas are made between stage sessions. Time is absolute and at 3 minutes the microphone will be turned off.
the marketplace of ideas Another old favorite. Saturday lunchtime, breakout groups go to lunch in Telluride and Mountain Village restaurants and debate ideas over food and drink. Group leaders take notes and then report back to a plenary session.

SPONSORS

TOWN OF TELLURIDE         TOWN OF MOUNTAIN VILLAGE     THE LIFTON-ZOLINE FAMILY FOUNDATION     THE SAN JUAN INDEPENDENT

TELLURIDE SKI & GOLF COMPANY           THE SHERIDAN OPERA HOUSE