What is the Hometown Summit?
The three-day Summit gathers hundreds of city leaders, business owners, and nonprofit practitioners to explore how small cities can thrive in the innovation economy. The conference is unique, not only in focusing on small cities - which are largely overlooked by establishment media and foundations - but because it spotlights how these cities are solving their own problems in creative ways.
The Hometown Summit aims to spark a dialogue between civic technology companies like SeeClickFix and national media, foundations, and federal agencies around opportunities to collaborate such as data sharing, policy pilots, and investment.
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Who will be there?
SeeClickFix's Co-Director of Marketing, Caroline Smith, joins one hundred other featured speakers, including:
• Senator Mark Warner
• Anne-Marie Slaughter of New America
• Governor Terry McAuliffe
• Mayor Andy Berke of Chattanooga
• Mayor Levar Stoney of Richmond
• Peter Baker of The New York Times,
• Jason Schupbach of the National Endowment for the Arts
In addition, senior experts at the Urban Land Institute, What Works, the Manhattan Institute, GovEx, the Kauffman Foundation, the US Chamber of Commerce, Kiva, and more will be speaking.
The conference will consist of over fifty workshops and panels, as well as events such as block parties, a farm-to-table restaurant week, pitch competitions, an investor summit, art performances, and entrepreneurial talks.