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Announcing CHCI’s 2017 Leadership Conference Plenary Sessions

Announcing the 2017 Leadership Conference Plenary Sessions
Join Us on September 11-12 at the
Ronald Reagan Building & International Trade Center

CHCI has planned an exceptional lineup for its 2017 Leadership Conference, including Plenary Sessions on trending issues that will nurture national dialogue and spark ideas on “Transformative Change”–our conference theme. This year’s featured main sessions will address social justice and technology, smart cities, artificial intelligence, and immigration reform and feature experienced panelists representing a variety of viewpoints on each topic. View the full agenda.

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CHCI 2017 Leadership Conference – Plenary Sessions – Day 1

Monday, September 11, from 9:00 to 10:00 a.m.
Modern Activism: Organizing for Social Justice through Social Media and Technology
New media and technology have transformed the way we share information and engage with others, including civic engagement. This plenary will highlight effective use of social media to convene and mobilize an impactful social justice activism campaign. The discussion will examine best practices and strategies for social media activism to foster social justice, spark civic engagement, and promote social consciousness.

Monday, September 11, from 1:00 to 2:00 p.m.
Urbanization of America: Smart Cities, the Cities of the Future
As urbanization in America accelerates, forward-thinking civic and business leaders are working to create dynamic, resource efficient, healthy, and vibrant cities of the future. This panel will bring together experts on transit and mobility (Uber, Vespa, Transit Authority), climate change resiliency (coastal cities are vulnerable and have large Latino populations), food security (urban farming, micro farming), technology (surveillance, wifi-connected cities), and urban planning policy to discuss living and working in the cities of tomorrow.

CHCI 2017 Leadership Conference – Plenary Sessions – Day 2

Tuesday, September 12, from 9:00 to 10:00 a.m.
Staying Ahead of AI: Thriving in a Global,Tech-Driven Economy
Artificial Intelligence is rapidly reinventing business, the global economy, and how people work and interact with each other. This plenary will explore how we can prepare for disruption across all industries by embracing change and cultivating the skills necessary to thrive in the workforce of today and tomorrow.

Tuesday, September 12, from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m.
How Immigrants Enhance the American Economy
and Reinforce the American Dream

Immigrants are a valuable asset in every economic sector in America. Silicon Valley relies on skilled foreigners to fill key roles, and many prominent founders, executives, and engineers are foreign-born. There are many reasons why immigration reform is needed and the economic benefits of immigration are among the most compelling arguments. This summit will convene leaders for a discussion focused on immigrant contributions to a vibrant American economy.