- Baltimore, MD
- Chicago, IL
- Cleveland, OH
- Detroit, MI
- Hastings, NE
- Indianapolis, IN
- Kansas City, MO
- Milwaukee, WI
- Mobile, AL
- Pittsburgh, PA
- Quebec City, QC
- Richmond, VA
- Santa Rosa, CA
- Washington, DC
- Wichita, KS
organized by Campus Philly and Action Greensboro
Early bird registration of $175, inclusive of conference, meals and evening reception, will end on Friday, February 15.
After February 15th, conference registration will be $350.
Young, Smart and Local is a two-day conference designed to inform and engage leaders from higher education, business, government, economic development, and community organizations on best practices around talent growth and attraction.Campus Philly, the nationally-known talent retention initiative in Philadelphia, and Action Greensboro, national-model for collaborative philanthropic investment in economic development, are hosting this conference in Philadelphia on April 9 & 10, 2019.
Brief lightning talks from cities showcasing a successful initiative, kicking off the conference with inspiring stories from across the country.
Welcome by: Cecelia Thompson, Action Greensboro and Deborah Diamond, Campus Philly
Mayor Jim Kenney of Philadelphia joins other mayors including Mayor Nancy Vaughan of Greensboro, NC and Mayor Levar Stoney of Richmond, VA in discussing college student engagement as a growth strategy for their cities. Panel will be moderated by Lucas Grindley, Next City.
Conference guests can reserve a room at the Sonesta Hotel. There is a hotel block available for Tuesday and/or Wednesday evening at a discounted rate of $229 per night. The hotel block rate is available until March 19, 2019. To make reservations, click here.Conference guest amenities include: Complimentary wireless internet, complimentary access to 8th Floor Fitness Center, complimentary access to Philadelphia Sports Club at the Bellevue for all overnight guests and 25% off valet parking.