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The Ultimate Event for People Who Uplift Communities!

Explore the agenda and speakers for this dynamic peer-learning event. 100+ placemakers will share successful strategies to promote equitable development, bolster small businesses, encourage asset growth, remediate blight, make places healthier, weave the arts into community development, and so much more. Bring home solutions that you can adapt and transform to serve your community.

Suketu MehtaKeynote Speaker Suketu Mehta is the author of Maximum City, which was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize. His upcoming book, This Land Is Our Land, will be published in June 2019. Impassioned, rigorous, and richly stocked with memorable stories and characters, This Land Is Our Land demonstrates how immigrants enable countries and communities to flourish. Mehta is currently working on a nonfiction book about immigrants in contemporary New York.


Senator Cory BookerSenator Cory Booker
United States Congress


Rep. Eleanor Holmes NortonRepresentative Eleanor
United States Congress

Maurice Jones, LISC
Maurice Jones
President & CEO

Seema Agnani, National CAPACDSeema Agnani 
Executive Director
National CAPACD
Allan Golston, Bill & Melinda Gates FoundationAllan Golston
President, United States Program
Bill & Melinda Gates
Sebi Devlin-Foltz, Opportunity Insights
Sebi Devlin-Foltz
Program Associate
Opportunity Insights

Frank Woodruff, NACEDA
Frank Woodruff
Executive Director 

Cy Richardson, National Urban League
Cy Richardson
Senior Vice President
National Urban League

Hala Farid, Citi Community Development
Hala Farid
Director, Office of Homeownership Preservation
Citi Community Development

Isabel Rubio
Isabel Rubio
Executive Director
Hispanic Interest Coalition of Alabama 

Yolanda Davila, BBVA Compass
Yolanda Davila
SVP, Community Relations Executive
BBVA Compass


Join us April 15-17 at the Renaissance Arlington Capital View Hotel — minutes from Washington, DC and Reagan National Airport. The hotel discount is available until March 23 at 6:00 pm Eastern Time.

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