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Announcing the next Build Small Live Large Summit and the next ADU Academy. November 7th and 8th, 2019. Portland, Oregon.

I am pleased to announce two upcoming, national, back-to-back events on November 7th and 8th in Portland, Oregon.

  • The next Build Small Live Large summit will be held on November 7th at Portland State University. The summit focus will be missing middle housing. 
  • The second iteration of ADU Academy will be on Friday, November 8th at Revolution Hall in Portland. ADU Academy is an educational event for designers, builders, entrepreneurs, developers, realtors, real estate investors, lenders and appraisers.

Build Small- Live Large Summit, November 7th, 2019

This is the fourth Build Small Live Large Summit, a national conference about how to inform, inspire and connect professionals driving the market for small-scale, creative, and sustainable housing solutions across North America. The 2019 conference will specifically focus on how state and local policies and regulations can better align to achieve positive outcomes for smaller-format and space-efficient “Missing Middle” housing types, and showcase how high-opportunity single-family residential neighborhoods and districts can support the reemergence of other innovative, small-scale housing types along with supportive funding and regulatory tools.

The keynote speaker for this year’s event is Richard Rothstein, the author of The Color of Law. Individual summit sessions are shaping up to be both fascinating and timely. 

ADU Academy, November 8th, 2019

ADU Academy is a one-day event that offers cutting-edge ADU education, accreditations and certifications offered by and for practitioners. The inaugural Academy in June had 85 attendees from 33 different cities.

Really appreciated the exposure and education through presentations backed with so much expertise and experience. Practical examples and knowledgeable leaders in the ADU movement. Thank you.

-Janice Lundy, Berkshire Hathaway Northwest Real Estate, Pleasant Hill, CA

Read more testimonials, learn about the instructors and program, and register here

About Kol Peterson

Kol is an ADU consultant, advocate and author of Backdoor Revolution: The Definitive Guide to ADU Development. Read more here: and learn about building your own at Email at


This entry was posted on August 11, 2019 by in Events.
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