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About Forward Cities Convenings

Twice a year, Forward Cities hosts national conferences to deepen connections, strengthen opportunities for collaboration, and advance our understanding and commitment to inclusive innovation and shared prosperity in our communities.

Fall Conference

The fall conference attracts 400+ leaders from over sixty cities from around the nation. It is an unparalleled, high-energy opportunity to make new connections and foster existing friendships within a robust learning environment. Like the spring workshop, every session is designed to provoke and provide practical ideas to advance inclusive innovation in your community. Field trips integrated into the experience allows opportunities to see cutting edge ideas in action and to explore the host city. This fall’s conference is scheduled for Miami, November 7-9

Spring Workshop: Durham, NC, June 2018

The spring workshop attracted 200+ leaders from our member cities and was designed to be a practical, hands-on experience that attendees can walk away from and immediately apply a set of ideas into their own work. Cities made the most of this experience by coming in teams – which increased opportunities for shared learning and building on the momentum coming out of the shared experience. The spring 2018 workshop was in Durham, NC June 4-6.

From Our Members

“The field trip provided a lot of context about the current state of growth in PHX and how it compares to my home city and others I have researched.”

“I loved having an opportunity to explore a new city, to see this innovative and sustainably focused project in action…it was great!”

“Wonderful to get out and SEE the city with locals.”

“Very inspiring”

“I found each session valuable”

“As a first timer, very substantive and informative”

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