Professional Learning Opportunities


Be Active Maryland Conference

​Building healthy communities through policy, partnerships, and programs 

May 23, 2018
8:30 am - 4:00 pm
Adele STAMP Student Union, University of Maryland, College Park
If you have an interest in building active communities and improving walkability in your Maryland community, join us!
Sponsored by the Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Control, the Be Active Maryland conference features dynamic, national speakers and an innovative agenda:
  • Mark Fenton, National public health, planning, and transportation consultant
  • Charles Brown, MPA, Senior Researcher and Adjunct Professor, Alan M. Voorhees Transportation Center and Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy, Rutgers University
  • Karma Harris, MSPH, National Association of Chronic Disease Directors
The conference agenda:
  • Mark Fenton (Keynote), Making the Case for Active Community Design
  • Plenary Panel, Key Partners in Active Community Design
  • Charles Brown, Inclusion Strategies for Active and Equitable Communities
  • Walk audit for all conference attendees;
  • Creative fitness demonstrations;
  • Exhibitors*, and more!

Conference objectives:

  • Making the case for designing the built environment to support active, healthy communities.
  • Describing examples of policies, programs and partnerships which create active, walkable communities.
  • Providing inclusion strategies to ensure opportunities for physical activity for all people.
This conference is intended for a very wide audience of interested individuals including those representing planning, transportation, real estate, commerce, public health, healthcare and more!
The conference will be conveniently held at the University of Maryland, College Park, STAMP Student Union, 3972 Campus Drive, College Park, MD 20742.
*Exhibit tables are limited, please contact Brittany Eleazar at or 410-767-5529 for more details.

Click here to register!