Past Convenings

Cleveland Convening

Cleveland Convening

Following two years of intensive planning, sharing and relationship building across and between our participating cities, the Forward Cities effort culminated in a fourth and final convening in Cleveland June 14-17. There was an air of celebration and sense of...

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Durham Convening

Durham Convening

The third and penultimate Forward Cities convening was held in Durham December 8-11, 2015, and this time our leaders dug deeper into the initiative's goals than ever before, past the initial getting-to-know-you phase in New Orleans and the best-foot-forward atmosphere...

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Detroit Convening

Detroit Convening

Over 200 people participated in the Forward Cities Detroit Convening which took place over a 4 day period from June 23 through June 26 of 2015.  Of these, 69 were local leaders and donors from New Orleans, Cleveland, Durham, Washington DC and New York City.  And the...

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New Orleans Convening

New Orleans Convening

The New Orleans convening kicked off Forward Cities on December 15, 16 and 17 of 2014, and it was an incredible event and experience for all who attended.  Below is a description of what took place during the convening and the results of bringing leaders from these...

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