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8:15 Registration and Breakfast
Continental breakfast will be served.
All participants will convene in the Curry Ballroom.
9:00 Keynote: Profile of a 21st Century American City
Keynote Speaker: Lisa Wong, Mayor, City of Fitchburg, Massachusetts
9:45 Small, Medium, and Large: Leveraging the Strengths of All Our Cities
Description: Panelists will discuss methods for aligning social change initiatives with the distinct strengths, challenges, and opportunities found in cities of various sizes.
Moderator: Catherine Tumber, Visiting Scholar, Northeastern University
Benjamin Forman, Research Director, Mass Inc.
Jennifer Lammers, National Program Director, Alliance for Nonprofit Management
11:15 Rethinking Urban Space: Problem Solving Within Eco-Districts
Description: Panelists will discuss innovative, cost-effective, and sustainable approaches to urban design and development that leverage and strengthen the relationship between space, infrastructure, livability, and community identity.
Moderator: Joan Fitzgerald, Dean, School of Public Policy and Urban Affairs, Northeastern University
12:45 Luncheon Keynote
Speaker: Orson Watson, Board Member, Funders Network for Smart Growth and Livable Communities
1:30 Afternoon Breakout Sessions
A. Healthy Collaboration: How Partnering Across Sectors Can Improve Health Outcomes
Description: Mass in Motion/MetroWest Moves will serve as a case study for examining how collaboration between multiple cities, government agencies, nonprofit organizations and donors can increase their collective impact and improve health outcomes.
Moderator: Ramani Sripada, Director, Member Programs & Services, Associated Grant Makers
Rebecca Donham, Senior Program Officer, MetroWest Health Foundation
Barry Keppard, Public Health Manager, Metropolitan Area Planning Council (MAPC)
Tammy Calise, Senior Consultant, JohnSnow Inc. (JSI)
B. Give Where You Live: Innovations in Local Philanthropy
Description: Philanthropists who have taken innovative, but very different approaches to local funding across Massachusetts will explain how they leveraged their resources, relationships, and knowledge of their distinct communities to maximize their impact.
Philip Hall, Administrator, Theodore Edson Parker Foundation
Sally Fuller, Project Director, Davis Family Foundation
C. Moving Forward: Re-imagining Transportation’s Role as a Lever for Social Change
Description: Transportation can be a critical component of innovative strategies for addressing social and economic challenges such as employment, health, and food access. This workshop will demonstrate how creative thinking about transportation can increase funders’ and nonprofit organizations’ ability to achieve impact.
Moderator: Stephanie Pollack, Associate Director of Research, Dukakis Center for Urban and Regional Policy, Northeastern University
2:30 Networking Reception
Refreshments will be served.