Next City Vanguard Conference

The Vanguard conference is a gathering of the top rising urban innovators working to make change in cities. Designed to bring together professionals working across disciplines and sectors, each Vanguard class includes policymakers and politicians, architects and urban planners, artists and mediamakers, all selected through a competitive application process.

New Orleans

Next City’s gathering of the best and brightest rising urban leaders met in New Orleans, Sept. 12-15, 2018. Vanguard was run by Next City and the host organization NOLABA, the official economic development agency for the city of New Orleans. Find out why we chose New Orleans.

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