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Friday, May 31 • 10:00am - 11:00am
Rewiring Your City

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Many of the systems that Americans utilize every day were designed as long as a century ago. Municipal boundaries, the electrical grid, transportation systems, voting methods, and various other manmade systems have served us well for a time, but not without some degree of obsolescence and manipulation. From education to government, innovative leaders are building new networks that link and reconfigure outmoded systems of thought and organizational structures that accommodate progressive thinking to move our cities forward. Rewiring Your City will focus on projects that prove there are more efficient ways to live, work, and make a difference.

Featured Contributors
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Will Byrne

Co-Founder & Chief Executive Officer, Groundswell
@will_byrne | As Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Will oversees the strategy and management of Groundswell. Under his leadership, Groundswell has grown into one of the most innovative social sector organizations in the United States’ emerging clean energy economy.In 2012, he was awarded a Fellowship from Ashoka Innovators for the Public, the world’s largest social entrepreneurship network. In addition, Forbes magazine named... Read More →
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Jeff Edmondson

Managing Director, Strive Network
Areas of Expertise • K-16 Education • Cradle to Career Education • Data-Driven Decisions • Powerful Partnerships • Student Outcomes • Staff Mediation • Conflict Resolution Jeff Edmondson is managing director of the Strive Network, a national cradle-to-career initiative that brings together leaders in Pre-K-12 schools, higher education, business and industry, community organizations, government leaders, parents and other stakeholders... Read More →
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Eve Picker

President & CEO, cityLab, inc.
Eve Picker’s world is wrapped around cities and change. Her background as an architect, city planner, urban designer, real estate developer, community development strategist, publisher and instigator, gives her a rich understanding of how cities work, how urban neighborhoods can be revitalized, what policies are needed to do it, and the unique marketing that creates the buzz needed for regeneration. With cityLAB, her first non-profit... Read More →

Friday May 31, 2013 10:00am - 11:00am
Newseum Room 806 555 Pennsylvania Ave NW Washington, DC 20001
  • Sponsored By: John S. and James L. Knight Foundation