Hello, Young Leaders!
For the first time, the Next City will host a Vanguard Conference in a Southern city—and that city just happens to be Chattanooga. From April 24-26, 2014, 40 leaders under age 40 from around the country will converge on the Noog for presentations, workshops, tours and other activities. Applications for the conference are being accepted until February 14, 2014.
Vanguard is an annual urban leadership forum that gathers some of the best and brightest young leaders working to improve cities in areas including urban planning, community development, entrepreneurship, government, transportation, sustainability, design, art and media.
Past Vanguards have gone on to work for the Obama administration, hold municipal office, start their own businesses, and climb the ranks of think tanks such as The Brookings Institution and the Urban Institute, and philanthropies such as ArtPlace and the Surdna Foundation.
For more information about applying, visit nextcity.org/vanguard