2013 Vanguard conference
June 10-12 | Cleveland, Ohio
Vanguard, an annual conference hosted by Next City and held this year in Cleveland, gathers the country’s best and brightest urban advocates. This year’s event is made possible with support from The George Gund Foundation, Positively Cleveland and Downtown Cleveland Alliance.
Our attendees are high-level, creative and ambitious people under 40 who seek to improve their cities and work for local non-profit organizations, in city government, as social entrepreneurs, artists and in other related fields. Each year, we select 40 people who have demonstrated their ability to have an impact on their city or the national dialogue about urban issues and bring them together for an inspiring series of presentations, workshops, tours and other activities.
Applications are due by April 26, 2013. Selected participants will be notified by May 1, 2013. The Vanguard class will be publicly announced by May 10, 2013.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org with questions.
(Locations and specifics will be sent to participants)
Monday, June 10
7:00pm Evening meet-up
Tuesday, June 11
9:15am Rapid fire introductions with entire group (includes breaks)
12:20pm Overview of Cleveland
1:30 Tours of Cleveland
5:30pm Cocktails at local host’s apartment
Wednesday, June 12
9:00am Large group discussions led by Next City board members
10:15am Large group discussions led by Next City board members
11:30am Whole group recap
1:00pm Vanguard-led small sessions
4:30pm Wrap-up with refreshments