Join the New Growth Innovation Network (NGIN) for its kick-off conference on November 7-8 in Miami, Florida. This convening will run congruently with Forward Cities’ fall conference: Accelerating Growth and Shared Prosperity, creating opportunities for joint programs and networking with civic leaders and policy makers from across the country committed to driving inclusive growth and shared prosperity. As a member or invited guest of NGIN, you are able to participate in select Forward Cities programs, including all plenaries and workshops on Friday, November 9th. Book your hotel stay today! View our exciting agenda!
The New Growth Innovation Network (NGIN) is launching as the premier network of economic development leaders committed to inventing, innovating, and influencing the practice of inclusive economic growth.
The rationale for new models of economic growth – whether labeled inclusive growth, quality growth, equitable growth or sustainable growth – is becoming more widespread. Yet the conversation about direction is running far ahead of the invention of tools, techniques and practices that will take us from talking about growth differently to doing growth differently.
NGIN provides disciplined practice and product innovation as well as expertise and resources to practitioners and communities. It also serves as a thought center to help leadership implement this new approach to driving economic growth.
Our inagural two-day event will bring together national practitioners and subject matter experts who recognize the value of high-quality inclusive growth and are committed to inventing new practices together.
Sessions will cover the what and why of quality growth and explore leading edge practice areas including inclusive industry clusters; market-making reuse of urban industrial land use; minority ownership of high-growth companies; inclusive labor market systems; and neighborhoods of opportunity and choice. We will highlight leading-edge opportunities for inclusive growth practice and create the space and platform for new connections, co-inventions, and problem solving.
About Forward Cities
Forward Cities is a national learning network of cities committed to advancing inclusive innovation and economic development in their communities. Launched in 2014, Forward Cities started in partnership with four cities: Cleveland, Detroit, New Orleans, and Durham. It built on this work with a similar multi-city learning collaborative in North Carolina called InnovateNC and through a recent merger with CEOs for Cities, a seminal U.S. urban leadership network, Forward Cities has grown to a network of over 30 member cities nationally and expanded its capacity-building, convening, and communications support for cities.
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Wednesday November 7, 2018
2:00 pm Opening NGIN Plenary Session
2:30 pm NGIN General Session
3:00 pm NGIN Breakout Sessions
5:00 pm Forward Cities Welcome Reception & Networking
Thursday November 8, 2018
7:30 am NGIN/Forward Cities Continental Breakfast
8:00 am NGIN/Forward Cities Welcome
9:00 am NGIN/Forward Cities Plenary Session
10:00 am Break
10:15 am NGIN/Forward Cities Breakout Sessions
12:30 pm NGIN/Forward Cities Lunch Keynote Speaker
2:00 pm NGIN Plenary Session
4:15 pm NGIN Closing Plenary
6:00 pm Forward Cities Miami Style Party
Friday November 9, 2018 (Forward Cities - Optional)
7:30 am Continental Breakfast
8:00 am Welcome Remarks
9:00 am Plenary Session
10:00 am Break
10:15 am Breakout Sessions
12:30 pm Lunch & Closing Session