2018 Member City Workshop Agenda

This agenda is a work-in-progress and will be regularly updated.

We are still developing the agenda to create the optimal learning experience.  Expected topics will include:
• Defining inclusive innovation and competitiveness;
• Measuring progress: what are the key economic indicators for inclusive competitiveness and what could a national benchmarking index include?;
• Showcasing promising practices across the national network;
• Introducing capacity building support and potential funding streams to advance this work in your city;
• Sharing practical tools, case studies, and stories;
• Ample networking opportunities; and
• Exploring Durham’s emerging inclusive innovation ecosystem and learning about the ongoing triumphs and tribulations (as well as experiencing Bull City’s downtown renaissance!)

We are excited about our stunning venues and the flow of events. Please see below for an outline of how things will unfold:

MONDAY, June 4, 2018

Welcome to the 2018 Forward Cities Member City Workshop in Durham, NC! Registration will be at the Durham Hotel, followed by a welcome reception at The Rooftop. Experience Durham and enjoy dinner on your own in “Food Capital of The South”.

1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Registration

The Durham Hotel – 2nd Floor Mezzanine Level (315 E. Chapel Hill St.)

5:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. Opening Reception // The Rooftop

 The Durham Hotel RoofTop is a year-round gathering spot for guests and locals alike, offering one-of-a-kind panoramic views of the city. Enjoy lite hors d’oeuvres and drinks as we welcome you to Durham.

7:30 p.m. Dinner on Your Own

Enjoy nationally recognized cuisine from the various restaurants in Downtown Durham.

TUESDAY, June 5, 2018

Location: Durham Bulls Park | PNC Club (409 Blackwell St.)

The first full day of the 2018 Forward Cities Member City Workshop begins with continental breakfast at the Durham Bulls Park (2nd floor) and opening remarks, followed by a day of programming —        including a keynote speaker, panel discussions and city field trips in Durham, NC.

7:30 a.m. Continental Breakfast

However you like to start your day, we’ve got what will hit the spot, with more than enough coffee and beverages to get you going.

8:30 a.m. – Welcome Remarks

9:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. – Morning Sessions 

Why is Economic Inclusion Important?

Standing on the Shoulders of others: The Story of LISC.

Mapping Economic Inclusion.

 

12:30 p.m.  Lunch and Keynote

Enjoy a delicious lunch during a special keynote from our dynamic speakers.

 2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Durham Tours

Participate in tours of Durham’s various innovation and expansion districts.

6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Jazz Party // The Rickhouse

Located in the Central Park district of downtown Durham, The Rickhouse is Durham’s newest Event Venue. Once RJ Reynold’s Prizery, it boasts restored and reclaimed wood and exposed brick throughout. In addition to an inside space, The Rickhouse has a partially covered concrete deck overlooking the famed Durham Athletic Park, the original home of the Durham Bulls.

8:00 p.m. Dinner on Your Own

Enjoy nationally recognized cuisine from the various restaurants in Downtown Durham.

WEDNESDAY, June 6, 2018

Location: Durham Bulls Park | PNC Club (409 Blackwell St.)

The final day of the 2018 Member City Workshop.

7:30 a.m. Continental Breakfast

However you like to start your day, we’ve got what will hit the spot, with more than enough coffee and beverages to get you going.

 8:30 a.m. Welcome Remarks 

8:30 a.m. -12:30 p.m. Morning Sessions

 What does race have to do with it?

Promising Strategies Showcase

A Funder’s Perspective

12:30 p.m. – 1:15 p.m. Lunch + Closing Session

Clusters sit together for lunch to discuss what they have learned throughout the entire workshop and how they are going to implement them into their own city.

1:15 p.m. Closing Remarks