Your city's future depends on you: attend Rise Conference 2015 - DC


Nov. 23, 2015 8:45 am

Your city’s future depends on you: attend Rise Conference 2015

Interested in making your community better? Join us at our Rise Conference Dec. 3-4 in Philadelphia. (And here's a chance to win tickets)
Panelists at’s Rise Conference discuss how to “Build a Business Community that Cares,” October 2014.

Panelists at's Rise Conference discuss how to "Build a Business Community that Cares," October 2014.

(Photo by Christopher Wink)

The future depends on cities. Smartly managed cities.

In 2014, heeding that global charge, launched its first-ever Rise Conference: a two-day event focused on civic innovation and how leaders both within and outside government are changing the cities they call home.

More than 35 speakers, over 100 attendees, eight break-out sessions and a keynote presentation by Forbes editor Randall Lane made for a diverse and vibrant event in year one. Read our full recap of the event here.

And this year, Rise will be even bigger. We’re hosting it in Philadelphia, but the goal is clear: all cities have something to learn from each other.

The theme is “The Future of City.” The date is Dec. 3-4. The speakers are civic innovators, city officials, community leaders and more.

We’ll talk about where cities should be in five, 10, 50 years and how we get there.

Join us in Philadelphia for the two-day conference. We have discounted Amtrak tickets and special hotel group rates for those coming from out of town.

Hear from these DC-area speakers:
  • Case Study: Civic Hacking – Matt Bailey, Director of Technology Innovation, The Office of the Chief Technology Officer, Government of the District of Columbia & Cofounder, Code for DC
  • Case Study: Workforce Training – Kendrick Jackson, Audience Development Producer, General Assembly
  • Lightning Talk: Art Making – Jess Solomon, Director, Art in Praxis
  • More TBA!

Want a chance to win free tickets for Rise 2015? If you’re on a budget, here’s your chance to win some tickets — just join our newsletter!

Sign up for our daily editorial newsletter and enter “RiseConf15” into the “Code” field. And feel free to share the event on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or LinkedIn with the hashtag #riseconf15. (If you’re already subscribed to our DC newsletter, sign up for our national newsletter and enter the same code.)



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