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About Forward Cities National Conference

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

2020 National Conference:

E3 Community Trust in Action

Accelerating Equitable Entrepreneurial Ecosystems through Connection and Collaboration

Our annual conference attracts 200+ leaders from over forty cities from around the nation. It is an unparalleled, high-energy opportunity to make new connections and bolster existing friendships within a robust learning environment. Every session is designed to provoke and provide practical ideas to advance inclusive innovation in your community. Guided tours integrated into the experience allows opportunities to see cutting edge ideas in action and to explore the host city. This year’s conference is scheduled for June 10-12 in Columbus, OH!

National Conference: Pittsburgh, PA June 2019

The Forward Cities’ 2019 National Conference “Advancing Inclusive Entrepreneurship” was held from June 12 – 14th in Pittsburgh, PA. 250+ Leaders representing  over 30 cities convened to discuss strategies for provoking and providing practical ideas to advance inclusive entrepreneurship and shared prosperity.

Fall Conference: Miami, FL – November 2018

The fall conference attracted 200+ leaders from around the country and was designed to be an inspirational, hands-on experience. The fall 2018 conference was in Miami, FL November 7-9.

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