Events

While you’ve been stuck in traffic, transportation leaders in Philadelphia and Pennsylvania have been working on creative and innovative ways to keep people moving. From planes and trains, to automobiles, buses, bicycles and roadways, get a traffic copter view of...
It’s a challenge: improve a neighborhood to attract new businesses and residents without displacing the existing ones. Community leaders take a hard look at the fine line between renewal and extinction and new ways to keep communities intact during every...
Once upon a time, a city invited the Big Four technology companies to build a distribution center on their land. Alas, the offer, while enticing, was declined. Hear the story behind the endeavor, the lessons learned, and the opportunities knocking...
From politics and good government, to planning, economic development and business, meet the next generation of Philadelphians who are taking the reins and shaping Philly’s future.
This workshop challenges participants to use “play” to question their assumptions, look at problems from multiple angles and to up-end status quo thinking. Learn the tools to take a deep dive into innovative thinking, break out of patterns and jumpstart...
Philly sits at the heart of the East Coast innovation corridor, and is increasingly leading innovations in life sciences, healthcare and technology—with the 3rd ranked start-up ecosystem in the country. That growth is powered by increasingly diverse innovators—in fact, Philadelphia’s...
If the pen is mightier than the sword, what does that make 140 characters on Twitter? What happened to civil and respectful discourse, and what can be done to redirect the conversation.
Philadelphia’s social innovation ecosystem is growing, but for whose benefit? Venture philanthropist Omar Woodard will offer thoughts on social innovation’s past and present in Philadelphia, and moderate a panel of foundation board members, nonprofit staff, and community members to discuss...
The Millennial generation is now the largest segment of the workforce population. A “problem” for some senior managers, but a boon to most leading-edge organizations that are attracting and retaining the best and the brightest starts in the Millennial galaxy....
Creativity is the engine of innovation and essential for the future of work. We know what creativity is, but what are the guiding principles, and the steps from the big idea to implementation? Bring an actual challenge either you, your...