Sponsor the Next City Vanguard Conference

Sponsor the Next City Vanguard Conference

Monday, August 16, 2021

3:00pm - 3:30pm ET

Join us for a short presentation about the benefits of partnering with the Next City Vanguard Conference. Demonstrate your commitment to an equitable future for cities and meet our cohort of rising urban leaders.

About the conference:
Next City’s Vanguard Conference is the premier formative experience for rising urban leaders committed to cultivating equity and sustainability in cities for the next generation. Vanguards aren’t just talking. Every day, they work to counteract historical patterns of social, economic and environmental injustice in cities.

For nearly 500 individuals and counting, this conference has become an invaluable touchstone in their professional development. This is your chance to stand with them, in a moment they’ll never forget.

About Vanguard Greensboro:
Vanguard gathers 40 rising urban leaders in a different host city each year. So far, 12 conferences have been held across 12 cities. Greensboro marks the 11th anniversary of the Vanguard Conference.

The conference (September 20-23) brings together professionals working across disciplines and sectors. Each Vanguard class includes policymakers and politicians, architects and urban planners, artists and media makers, all selected through a competitive application process.

The 2021 Vanguard host committee, led by Action Greensboro, will select a theme and then Vanguards explore the city through this lens, including via panels, tours, and in-depth workshops with community organizations and cultural venues. Sponsors are welcome to attend the convening depending on their level of support.

“At Vanguard, you’ll meet artists and filmmakers, attorneys and financiers, coders and game developers. By the conference’s end, you’ll have a new optimism for the future of our cities and a new network of professionals who will help you make your own impact.”
— Peter Smith, Team Leader, Social Security Administration Vanguard 2014 Alum

“Action Greensboro is excited to host the 2021 Next City Vanguard Conference in our progressive, welcoming Southern city. We cannot wait to show off what we’ve done to help our city and our diverse residents thrive, and build strong connections with our peers from cities across the country. We look forward to working with the Next City staff to leverage our community’s unique assets. As a 2013 Vanguard, I know first-hand, the impact the Vanguard Conference makes on the individual participant and the host city.”
—Cecelia Thompson, Executive Director, Action Greensboro Vanguard 2013 Alum

Please review our sponsorship deck HERE.

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