The 4th My City Summit will be held Tuesday, January 24 at the University of Saint Francis Performing Arts Center in downtown Fort Wayne. Tickets are now available and can be purchased online at MyCitySummit.com.
The theme of the 2017 My City Summit will be focused on boosting community strength by harnessing our diversity to generate big ideas, put them in to action, and provide sustainable solutions.
The program includes a lineup of three widely respected presenters who will discuss the importance of diversity in economic development strategies, shaping community culture in the workplace, and the state of the social climate in Northeast Indiana. The keynote is critically-acclaimed author, speaker, and political and cultural analyst, Rich Benjamin, who wrote “Searching for Whitopia: An Improbable Journey to the Heart of White America.” The additional speakers, who are both highly regarded experts in multiple fields, are Courtney Tritch and Allison Green from Lincoln Financial Group.
The Ian Rolland Courageous Leadership Award and YLNI Emerging Leader Award recipients will also be recognized at the event. This year’s event will run from 5 p.m. – 9 p.m., with registration opening at 4:30 p.m. and speakers beginning at 5:30 p.m.
My City Summit began in 2012, created from the need to strengthen local community attachment for young college graduates. The collaborative event was an instant success, drawing more than 200 young professionals and community leaders together to celebrate the city and share ideas on how to improve community attachment and economic vitality.
My City Summit is a celebration of the accomplishments of the city of Fort Wayne and an opportunity to directly influence progress. For additional details about the event please visit Young Leaders of Northeast Indiana on Facebook and follow @YLNI on Twitter.