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Built Environment and Outdoor Summit

  • 13 Oct 2015
  • 15 Oct 2015
  • Overland Park, Kansas

Built Environment and Outdoor Summit
October 13-15, 2015
Overland Park, Kansas

Registration Open for Kansas Built Environment and the Outdoors Summit

The intersection of healthy living, community building, and economic vitality will be explored and illuminated at the 9th Annual Kansas Built Environment and the Outdoors Summit (BEOS) on October 13-15th in Overland Park, Kansas.

Early registration rates for the conference and special rates at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel are available until September 12th.

To register for the conference, reserve your room, and learn about the exceptional lineup of speakers, workshops and site visits, visit KansasBEOS.org.

The BEOS creates a statewide forum for the diverse stakeholders and advocates of the built environment — those systems, structures and surroundings that make “the healthy choice, the easy choice.”

The Sunflower Foundation is proud to help support a conference designed for learning, networking and inspiration from both top-notch speakers and fellow participants.

Agenda Highlights

·          Internationally known “Blue Zones” speaker Tony Buettner will headline a special evening event. Find out the surprisingly simple strategies of the world’s most long-lived and healthiest communities.

·          Pre-Conference Sessions responsive to your feedback: a workshop on basic evaluation to help you determine the impact of your built environment projects; and a follow-up session from last year to accelerate the progress of food policy councils.

·          All the way from Alaska, adventurer and trail builder Christine Byl will share stories that illustrate the importance of the outdoors in our busy lives.

·          Nearly two dozen break-out sessions with expert advice and case studies from across the state:
-    H.E.A.L. (Healthy Eating, Active Living),
-    Trails & the Outdoors,
-    Built Environment (structures and landscapes), and
-    Odds & Ends, including sessions on fundraising for built environment projects, the use of social media, and the always-popular “Funders Forum.”


The BEOS attracts city planners, architects, builders, health professionals, recreation and parks officials, community coalition members and more. Each session is designed to provide participants with take-home resources, ideas, motivation and tools so that conference energy translates into immediate action back at home. Learn more at KansasBEOS.org.


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