photo: Erin D. Carter

Virtual Speaker Series

Outline of Minnesota with line representing the Mississippi River going down out of the state

We envision a Saint Paul that is The River Capital, where we bring the river back to the center of our public life and live not just by—but with—the river. Forward thinking design is central to that vision.

Join us as we engage with and are inspired by world-renowned designers. Learn about their perspectives, approaches and experiences and how they connect to and inform the Great River Passage project goals.

You can watch the 2020 virtual presentations by clicking the links below. Stay tuned for 2021 series announcement.

Great River Passage: From Edge to Center

Mary deLaittre
Founding Executive Director, Great River Passage

September 24th


Way Beyond Bigness: Watershed Architecture

Derek Hoeferlin
Chair, Landscape Architecture & Urban Design
Sam Fox School of Design
Washington University in St. Louis
Principal at dhd

October 15th


Local Layers

Jennifer Yoos
Head, School of Architecture
University of Minnesota College of Design
Principal at VJAA

November 12th