E3 National Conference

The Forward Cities annual conference attracts 200+ leaders from 40+ 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. Our next conference is scheduled for June 2021 in Franklin County, Columbus, OH. Please check back for details.


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. Read more about the conference.

MIAMI 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.